Integrity is the marriage of authenticity and responsibility. It is associated with having a strong sense of personal values and sticking to those values no matter the circumstances or consequences. Integrity takes a strong discipline of courage and honest self-reflection, and even though it can lead to lost opportunities or tense relationships when your values differ from those around you, it ultimately leads to trustworthiness, self-respect, and inner peace.

Test Your Integrity in 5 Questions

You talk the talk, but can you walk the walk? Here's a checklist to tap your inner truth to live each day with intention.

How to Preserve Your Integrity

Many of us have to make decisions that define who we are and what we believe in. Most often, the choices we face may seem insignificant.

Parker Palmer: Know Yourself, Change Your World

In the work you do each day, how do you distinguish truth from fraud, build community, and speak up for what’s right?

How Muhammad Ali Risked His Boxing Career to Protest the Vietnam War

Muhammad Ali paid a huge price for his principles. While he never served a prison sentence, he was unable to ply his trade for more than three years while his case worked its way through the courts. The Supreme Court eventually ruled 8-0 in Ali's favor in June 1971.

Remembering Roberto Clemente as a Black Man Who Fought Against Racial Injustice

Nearly 50 years after his death, Clemente remains the most revered figure in Puerto Rico and a Latin American icon. He was a Hall of Fame outfielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates and beloved humanitarian.