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Strengthen Your Organization With a Code of Integrity

June 11th, 2013
Jim Thomas

We hear and read about “Codes of Ethics.” Far less about the indispensable “Codes of Integrity.” Yet, it is Integrity that is the first great element. And, it has no down side. It cannot be over emphasized. Here is a model from which you can mold a Code of Integrity for your organization. All you stand to gain is a magnified, stronger, more competitive organization.

  MODEL FOR A CODE OF INTEGRITY

 We, the staff and personnel of (name of organization), adopt this Code as our commitment to conduct with integrity in all our affairs, work related and otherwise. We shall adhere to its words and spirit, confident they will lead us to the right decisions, at the right time, for the right reasons—irrespective of the inconvenience or difficulty.

 No document can cover every problem and predicament. However, with fidelity to this Code we can make choices that are consistent with our commitments.

 Therefore, we hold and affirm:

 1. Integrity means upholding ideas, standards, values—including our products and services—that withstand scrutiny; that are beneficial to those directly involved;

 2. Performance with integrity leads to trustworthiness and reputation; on each we place supreme importance;

 3.  We promote a culture of integrity by assuming full responsibility for our words and actions;

 4. Our word is our bond. We keep it in matters great and small. We stand accountable for our achievements as well as mistakes;

 5. We strive to deliver our products and services—as promised, when promised, in the manner promised;

 6. HOW we perform is equally as important as WHAT we perform. Thus, we decline to cut corners or play fast and loose with rules, regulations, and proven policies;

 7. When problems arise, we avoid expediency and rely upon the tried and true;

 8. We stand by the proposition that loyalty ends when integrity is jeopardized;

 9. We hold fast to the truth, regardless of the consequences. We practice scrupulous honesty, knowing that upright conduct spreads beneficial influence among all concerned.

 When in doubt we shall pause, reflect, use our best judgment, and allow the foregoing to direct us on the proper course.

 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

 

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Walmart Renews Emphasis On Integrity

November 28th, 2012
Jim Thomas

Earlier this year WalMart held its annual international employee pep rally. Thousands gathered in a basketball arena at Fayetteville. The meeting took place during a period when the great retailer was investigating troublesome reports of bribery from its installations in China and Mexico.

 In their appearances before the large crowd company executives called for renewed emphasis on Integrity. Chief Executive Mike Duke declared that a basic tenet of Integrity demands “playing by the rules.” To this International Division Chief Doug McMillon added that Integrity means “playing by the rules when no one is watching.” Both statements are pregnant with truth and meaning.

 That a great company like WalMart would promote a culture of Integrity stands as a monument to its importance in business and commerce. The same holds for professionals and non-profits.

 Be assured. WalMart executives know that PERFORMANCE WITH INTEGRITY is an imperative for personnel at every level who…

  • PLACE A PREMIUM ON THE COMPANY’S TRUSTWORTHINESS AND REPUTATION;
  • INSIST ON KEEPING THEIR WORD IN MATTERS GREAT AND SMALL;
  • ASCRIBE A HEAVY WEIGHT TO ACCOUNTABILITY;
  • DELIVER AS PROMISED, WHEN PROMISED, IN THE MANNER PROMISED;
  • PRACTICE SCRUPULUS HONESTY;
  • REFUSE TO PLAY FAST AND LOOSE WITH THE RULES;
  • WHAO KNOW HOW THEY PERFORM IS AS IMPORTANT WHAT THEY PERFORM.

You ask: What benefits flow from an investment in Integrity? Here are but a few… 

  • CREDIBILITY, RELIABILITY, TRUST, REPUTATION;
  • A MAGNIFICATION THE NAME AND BRAND;
  • STEADFAST VENDORS;
  • LOYAL CUSTOMERS, CLIENTS, AND CONSUMERS;
  • DEDICATED  EMPLOYEES WITH PRIDE AND SELF-RESPECT;
  • CONFIDENT INVESTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, PARTNERS
  • A SHARPER EDGE IN THE MARKETPLACE;
  •   PREVENTION OF FINES, PENALTIES, COSTLY LITIGATION;
  •  ULTIMATELY, HIGHER SALES AND PROFITS.

 

 

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WORKSHOP AVAILABLE: “IDENTIFYING, RESOLVING, AND PREVENTING INTEGRITY PROBLEMS”

October 27th, 2012
Jim Thomas

Professional speaker and seminar leader, Jim Thomas, and Alliance for Integrity, LLC (AFI) are offering a Workshop developed to address a critical need. In today’s super-charged, fast-paced market place, its lessons are more valuable than ever.

Designed for businesses, corporations, and professionals alike, the Workshop delivers time-tested tools: (1) for preventing litigation, violations, fines, and penalties; (2) for eliminating conflicted interests, lack of accountability, loss of credibility, diminished standards, self-dealing, fabrication, scandals, and ethical fiascoes.

The Workshop draws from Jim’s expertise, years of experience, study, and research. After illuminating the real meaning of Performance with Integrity, the program presents a collection of cases based on actual events from a wide range of circumstances. Attendees analyze and assess them. Did the parties exercise Integrity? From which end of the transaction? Did they breach Integrity? Was a better path open to them? Did they deliver as promised, when promised, in the manner promised? Did they demonstrate that HOW they perform is as important as WHAT they perform?

The Workshop emphasizes pay offs when Integrity is preached and practiced. Among them: heightened trust and reputation; a magnification of the company, firm, group, and brand. Additional benefits are loyal staff, employees, customers and clients; confident investors, share holders, and partners; a sharper edge among competitors.

Engage this Workshop as an additional means of gaining Integrity’s everlasting assets and advantages. Strengthen the enterprise, organization, or practice from top to bottom. For a date go to the website allianceforintegrity.com. Or call Jim at 478 272 8480 or 706 395 6223.