So where does the notion of accountability and integrity meet up with real-life deliverables? By that I mean, it’s all well and good to speak of the need for ethics and morality, but how many times have we seen poor behavior excused because the perpetrator was “talented” or important to the business or some such? You with me?

And there you have it. What’s more important…how do you judge…how do you develop options for behavior that delivers on all fronts – soft and hard; philosophical and business outcome; personal and group – you get the picture…

Seems to me it boils down to what we carry in our core; how we engage across all fronts; what we want to be seen and remembered for – listen to this:

“It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
~J. K. Rowling

And there you have it. Look at how many of the so-called “biggest and best” have fallen – remembered for nothing more than the poor choices they made; the people they hurt; the chaos they left in their wake.

And now think of the flip side – the formerly unsung heroes who did the right thing; made the right choices; maybe didn’t have the profile or the power shot but in the end counted the most.

I know both types – what do you think?

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