Joel Hyatt Hits a Home Run on Values and Integrity

Take a leap with me this week into multimedia, with a first-ever video Reading for Leading.  It’s less than 3 minutes in length, but I think you’ll like the point.  I’d love to hear your thoughts on what you think of both the medium and the message.

  • Dan –

    I like the innovation of using video. Perhaps not every time, but certainly worth the ongoing experiment.

    In regards to this video … great message, delivered very succinctly. My father taught me the following: “Character isn’t made in a moment, but it can be revealed in a moment.” As Joel Hyatt says, a reputation takes a lifetime to build and a minute to lose. My mother always taught me that your reputation was one of the most important things in life. Timeless lessons. Thank you.

    Rich Sheridan
    CEO, Menlo Innovations LLC

  • Hi Dan,

    I agree with Rich. Good use of communication technology, and one that could be used in the future with certain messages. The video and sound quality were good, and I like the way that the presentation wrapped up with a summary of the main points.

    And I couldn’t agree more about the messages: It’s OK to make mistakes, try not to repeat them, and don’t lose trust.

    Tony Ettwein

  • Dan,

    I like the video format. Thanks for leading with your best self. The integrity thing with Joel Hyatt intrigued me. I wonder if everyone understands the full meaning of the word. I know I didn’t until I ran into Dr. Henry Cloud’s work in a leadership program at Siena Heights.

    Cloud defines integrity as wholeness of character; and you show it by (1) creating and maintaining trust, (2) seeing and facing reality, (3) working in a way that brings results, (4) embracing negative realities and resolving problems, (5) causing growth and increase, and (6) transcendence – enlargement of the bigger picture, and also yourself.

    So integrity is not just being honest and having strong moral principles. Integrity is integrated action, and wholeness of character. And if you are lacking in any of the parts, then you are lacking in integrity, and it will show, even in the few things you do exceptionally well.

    John Gillis

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