Measuring Integrity

According to the dictionary, Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. In our leadership journey, it's the anchor which holds us true to who we are and what we believe. Without integrity in our lives we are tossed from wave to wave without direction or purpose.

In his book, 'Becoming A Person Of Influence', John Maxwell shares 9 questions to help us measure our integrity. These questions are a great tool to self evaluate our integrity and spot any blind spots or areas for improvement. Revisit them weekly (or daily) to get an honest assessment of where you're at and let's all commit to growing our integrity.


1. "How well do I treat people if I gain nothing?

2. Am I transparent with others?

3. Do I role-play based on the person(s) I'm with?

4. Am I the same person in the spotlight as I am when I'm alone?

5. Do I quickly admit wrongdoing without being pressed to do so?

6. Do I put people ahead of my personal agenda?

7. Do I have an unchanging standard for moral decisions, or do circumstances determine my choices?

8. Do I make difficult decisions, even when they have a personal cost attached to them?

9. When I have something to say about people, do I talk to them or about them?