July City Impact Lab: Michael Lawson on Integrity

by | Jul 12, 2019 | City Impact Lab, Uncategorized | 0 comments

On July 11th, Michael Lawson, President and CEO of the LA Urban League, joined us to speak about the difference integrity has made throughout his professional life. We then led a workshop exploring the values attendees were unwilling to compromise on and what real-world challenges they have faced trying to maintain their own integrity.

Here are some of the strategies attendees came up with to help maintain one’s integrity:

  • Find a community of shared values
  • Surround yourself with people who can be honest with you
  • Feedback and understanding
  • Write down your principles and share them with others
  • Follow your intuition / go with your first thought
  • Respecting and connecting to humanity
  • “Walk a mile in my moccasins”
  • Practice, practice, practice
  • Trust your gut
  • Listen to others and retell what they say