The Integrity Paradox

What we do as a teammate is not as important as why we do it. We are always tested in adversity and our motivations are usually exposed. Teams that are committed to doing the right thing every time must understand that doing the right thing is not the same as making a decision to preserve our good reputation. The right thing is not always immediately the popular decision. There is a paradox in preserving our integrity in that doing the right thing may actually harm our reputation. This is counterintuitive to those who assume that majority opinion rules. The correct decision is correct no matter how many people think otherwise. What will the team do when the paradoxical fork in the road presents itself? Will we choose to preserve our integrity or our reputation?

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