Featured on the Hong Kong Economic Journal (September 17, 2015)
I had the privilege of listening to a world-renowned speaker last night by the name of Michael Ramsden from the UK. He is the Director of the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and he travels worldwide to speak on the topics of leadership, integrity, faith, commitment and a whole lot more. He has spoken at the White House in Washington DC, the NATO Headquarters and to political and business leaders around the world.
Last night, he was speaking on several topics and shared some thought-provoking ideas that got the whole crowd thinking. I was deeply inspired and thought I could share some of the things I learnt:
Integrity means that as a person, you are whole. Someone without integrity will act one way with some and another way with others. Having integrity means that you know who you are and what you stand for. Everyone stands for something and has their own 'code of ethics' and the question isn't whether someone is ethical or not, it's how far that code of ethics reaches. For example, does it just apply to family or to your immediate friends or to the wide society? Everyone believes in something and the question is how far-reaching that belief is. But more so than that, it's important to know what to do and where to go should one fail in having integrity. Without acknowledging and admitting one's failure, it could lead to guilt and shame. Speaking from his persecutive of faith, Michael shared that as Christians, we can turn to Jesus knowing that we are imperfect and that he can redeem us when we fail in integrity.