Actions > words
· We demonstrate our values thru our actions
· Everyone is a role model
· Integrity – doing the right thing, even when no one is looking
As a child, I recall being told to be on my best behavior - you never know who is watching. This transitioned to a refined definition of integrity under the Honor Code at The Citadel. A way of life. Now as a parent, advisor, and leader… it’s a powerful teaching mechanism. To fully inspire and empower those around me, I have to live the values, habits and actions that I encourage others to pursue.
Why? We are all this amazing journey of life together. By living my values, I am consistently reinforcing the principles that I wish to teach my children and those who I have the privilege to lead.
Stepping back, what values are you communicating with your actions?