It was the photo of a colony of Fire Ants balled together into a protective unit, floating amidst the debris and devastation of flooded Houston, that caused me to wonder about the notion of “nature vs. nature” and “technology vs. nature.” You see, these Fire Ants began evolving in Brazil, where wet conditions forced them…
“History is written by the victors” – so said Winston Churchill. And interestingly, wag that he often was, Churchill always said that he would write it – and indeed he did. Truth is I use to believe that too. But in our day the lines are getting blurred and history is constantly being re-written; re-interpreted…
Right and Wrong.
Might Makes Right.
It’s My Right!
What’s right is right…or is it?????
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 either have integrity or you don’t. Seems most, if not all, of us are in agreement. And integrity and accountability crawl, walk, and run hand in hand. Again, I’d say, based on your comments, that we have a fair degree of concurrence on this point.
Integrity has struck a chord. A deep chord it seems. And it does seem that there is consensus about the notion that integrity and accountability go hand in hand.
Are you accountable for what you do? Or are you merely responsible?
“Just being honest is not enough. The essential ingredient is executive integrity.” – Philip Crosby