The Five Rules of Integrity


1.- When you make a commitment to somebody else, stick to it. If, for any reason, you can't deliver as promised, keep them informed and updated. Don't wait for them to chase you. If you let it drop, pick it up and apologise, however embarrassed that makes you feel.

2 - When you make a commitment to yourself, stick to it. If you hit a bump in the road, revisit that commitment and remind yourself why you made it and why it was important to you. 

3 - Don't make a commitment if you don't mean it, if it doesn't align with your values or if you haven't fully bought in to your reasons for doing so. Don't just say 'yes' to be polite.

4 - Communicate your commitments. Reaffirm what you have said you will achieve by telling other people, whether stakeholders in what you said you will do or, if the commitment is to yourself, people who you know will hold you accountable and keep you honest. 

5 - Review your commitments regularly to make sure that they are still relevant, aligned to your core values and that you are still focused on meeting them. 


Apply these rules to all of your relationships, including those with yourself, and see just how much more you can achieve. 

I certainly plan to! 
Andy Lopata


Andy speaks regularly at conferences around the World and works with companies of all sizes to help develop their networking strategies.

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