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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