Spotlight on Core Values – Integrity
by Tom Leddo
“In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.” ~ Warren Buffet
Dictionary.com defines integrity three ways:
- adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty,
- the state of being whole, entire, or undiminished, and
- sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition.
When most people talk about integrity, they are referring to the first definition – honesty. Obviously honesty is at the crux of the Md7 core values. But the second and third definitions above are equally important because, much like the structural integrity of a cell tower, each of the Md7 core values must have its own integrity in order to successfully carry its assigned equipment plus a bird or two.
To achieve “structural integrity” at Md7, we promote six core values:
- Extreme Service
- Continuous Improvement
- Giving Back
- Respect for the Individual
- Balanced Life
Just as with the cell tower, each of the Md7 core values must have its own integrity to be true. If a member of the Md7 Team exemplifies all of the first five values, but lacks integrity – the values as a whole are worthless.