Integrity

Leadership Qualities

The 4 Enduring Qualities of Accomplished Leaders

Generosity, respect, integrity, and truth are the personal qualities of leaders who inspire their teams.
Reputation Management

Tom Brady, 'Deflategate' and the Lesson for Business Leaders

The unfolding scandal of under-inflated footballs and a Super Bowl played on a very cold day is a sobering reminder that reputations are frail and not easily restored.
Starting a Business

10 Guiding Principles for Growing a Startup Into a Business That Will Last

Nurturing a business requires a tolerance for uncertainty and an endless willingness to adapt to circumstances beyond your control.
Branding

The Greatness Guide to Building Your Brand and Empire

Here are the key ingredients to building a brand that has real staying power and can make a difference.
Leadership Qualities

In Business, Nice Guys Finish First. Yes, Really.

CEOs who score high on traits like integrity and compassion deliver better results for shareholders, says a new book.
Word of Mouth

10 Steps to Building an Impeccable Professional Reputation

A good reputation attracts business better than any advertising. Gaining that standing is a process lasting a lifetime.
Business Model

The 4 Pillars of Ethical Enterprises

Is your business model moral? Start by asking these questions.
Lessons

What an Angry Bull Taught a Future CEO About Doing a Job Even When the Boss Isn't Watching

Getting the job done, no matter what, is a value exalted far above just doing the job you're paid to do.
Hiring

The 3 Most Important Characteristics When Hiring at a Startup

Find the diamonds in the rough, the talented folks who might not fit the classic mold. These individuals can have potential for tremendous growth, for themselves and their employer.
Perseverance

Orphaned and Homeless, How This Self-Taught Techie Founded a Multi-Million Dollar Empire

Jason Wolfe's leading e-tail venture, GiftCards.com, took shape while he was living in his car and teaching himself to code with books checked out of the library.
Philosophy

2 Principles That Will Change the Life of Your Business

Whatever your business, Integrity and service are your best offerings.
Ethics

5 Ways to Help Build Your Integrity

Setting up a lifestyle of authenticity can affect everything on your horizon -- in your personal sphere as well as your family and business obligations.
Ethics

If You Found $100,000, What Would You Do?

A janitor in Australia found hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and turned it in -- a move that is now paying off for him in a big way.
Personal Values

J.D. Power: How I Stayed True to My Values Over 50 Years

At every stage you'll face expectations to conform to different corporate cultures. You must weigh them against your sense of ethics.
Negotiating

4 Ways to Negotiate Your Way to a 'Yes'

Business owners who work for themselves must learn fairly quickly how to negotiate for optimal terms.