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As part of training, I spotted a recommendation to read Integrity by Henry Cloud. Company training, especially reading, is generally deemed as mind-numingly boring but this time, it's jackpot! I'd say the book should be part of school curriculum and be studied and applied in every aspect of life at all stages.
Some of my favourite quotes are:
“Character = the ability to meet the demands of reality.”
“If people are really narcissistic or have a need to be seen as more than they really are, or to be admired as having it all together, then they cannot be followed and trusted by others.”
“The greatest people are the ones who have not sought greatness, but served greatly the causes, values, and missions that were much bigger than them.”
“some things are not going to move, and we are the smaller ship that must adjust our course and steer in a different direction if we are going to make it.”
“the difference between winners and losers is not that winners never lose. The difference is that winners lose well, and losers lose poorly.”
I only downloaded this book a couple of days ago and I'm already on my second listen. Harry Cloud speaks very well and seems to truly know his subject matter. Although nothing is truly ground-breaking or life-altering about this book it is a great reminder about why we should strive to improve our character and our integrity. He says we should do it not just for its own sake but because it will help us in every aspect of our lives, from our careers to our relationships.
While I was listening, I found myself applying what he said to myself and also the people that I know. It helped me more fully understand what it takes to become "integrated" and more respected and liked by others.
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Would you listen to Integrity again? Why?
Yes it is packed for solid and applicable information for all aspects of your life.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Integrity?
How Dr Cloud introduces the terms and applies real stories for application. His story telling approach makes the concepts very useful.
Which scene was your favorite?
No specific one - all good!
If you could give Integrity a new subtitle, what would it be?
Character Integration & Transparency or Heart and Will: Creating a Win - Win
Any additional comments?
Truly a must read for all brave enough to Lead were no one else wants to go.
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