I just had a good question from my friend Bruce asking about the difference between ethics and integrity.

Ethics is a code of conduct essentially. It is the straight lines. Socrates once said, “you’ll never know a line is crooked unless you have a straight line to put next to it.” We are losing our straight lines! We are becoming a culture of crooked lines.

Integrity is that personal commitment to be consistent – same in public as in private, consistent, integrated, whole.

You might say that ethics deal with the principles (straight lines) and integrity deals with the person (inner commitment and alignment).

Here is a good article on this worth checking out…. http://www.zoomstart.com/ethics-and-integrity/.

What think ye?

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