Archive - August, 2008

Integrity in Education

Sitting in Mels Diner today, agonizing over a job i want with Yelp.com, I overheard (ok, eavesdropped in on) a conversation that I found disturbing.  A family was discussing a problem concerning High School students that are jumping out in front of cars.  They do so in an attempt to collect insurance money?  Or file law suits?  Can this be true?  I guess it could however I found nothing about it online.  It did remind me that there are still no classes in High School about Character or Principled decision making. As well, my role as a parent may be the only thing between my kids and an intentional traffic incident.

We have to teach self-government.  Personal Integrity has to come before you can be honest and therefore trusted by others.  If you don’t keep promises to yourself than how can you be trusted by others to keep your commitments?

Julia Allison and the reason i need to keep doing this blog

So, I imagine I owe Ms. Allison some credit for providing me inspiration.  I’ve struggled with whether or not anyone is really interested in a blog about character and principles. See my post Principled Rant, 8/13/2005.

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I picked up a recent copy of Wired with Julia on the cover.  She knows how to garner attention and readership.  She’s eye candy with no accomplishment other than infamy.  And, the article discussing her tactics was an interesting approach – advice on how you, too, can do the same.

Here I am giving little, albeit more, web cred to Julia.  It is in the interest of sharing that there is a better, more character based road to travel.  There is a more generous means of establishing connections to others.  And that’s the discussion i hope to foster.

Wouldn’t it be great to build the same kind of audience and following for interest in how to be more effective through Integrity?  Harmony?  Focus? and having a purpose!