19Commit to What You Communicate

Integrity is what we do, what we say,and what we say we do.


In the movie Mr. Mom, after the husband loses his job and has difficulty finding another, the stay-at-home wife goes to work while he stays home to care for the kids. The husband’s self-esteem plummets when the wife’s new boss stops by their house one morning to pick her up for an early meeting. Quickly, Mr. Mom arms himself with a buzz saw and goggles, throws out his chest in macho fashion, and struts to the door to greet the boss, pretending to be home on vacation, completing a remodeling project.

Looking around the family room, the boss asks, “So are you going to rewire everything in here?”

“Yeah. I’m doing all the electrical.”

“Putting ...

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