Integrity Matters

By James F. Bracher and Daniel E. Halloran ’61 (Torchlight Publishing)

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As the list of public scandals grows, Americans seem to have lost faith in society’s integrity. With real-life examples, the authors examine how integrity can be restored to organizations, focusing on eight attributes that should be at the core of business today. Their recommendations for “constructive cultural change” encompass such difficult issues as balancing truth with compassion and distinguishing between form and substance.

“In one way or another,” the authors write, “who among us is not responsible as a role model for someone?” That responsibility, they note, means “there are consequences when we choose not to control our behaviors, public or private.”

(September 2004)