INTEGRITY

The intentional and deliberate living of values in the decisions, actions and attitudes an individual, team or organization takes. This requires ensuring that all the decisions made and actions taken pay explicit attention to and are in keeping with the values of the party – recognizing that value trade-offs will be required from time to time. This value is about being clear on our talk and then walking that talk on a regular basis. Integrity by itself does not say what one’s talk should be. It does call for the honest assessment of values and the consistency between values and behaviour. It thus requires skills of moral reasoning. Integrity is supported by being in community as it is through dialogue and experience that people really understand what should matter most in various situations. And being in community requires the additional values of honesty, respect and trust.

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