Integrity: Do You Have It? 2nd Edition

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This presents information compiled in a book titled Integrity: Do You Have It? 2nd edition. It identifies the process that created one set of criteria to evaluate segments of society and/or us. It provides two reader's comments on the content of the book and provides sample subjects included in the book.

2nd edition has increased information and references from the original.

The book is the print version of the electronic one that was published in September 2005. Both books have over 70 pages of additional information not included in the original. References to articles have been added which Dennis has written on the subject of integrity since the first publication. One big difference in this 2nd edition is that this book is returnable by the current publisher unlike the original.

These articles identified in this version include: integrity in education, integrity in auditing and integrity in management.

Additional details related to many segments of society help the individual to focus more on the impact integrity has when it exist and when it does not. The references identified in this book provide resources to help any individual find more information on the subject of integrity and to better understand the concept.

This current print version provides additional references and information relating to the various segments of society discussed and the subject of integrity. There continues to be incidents in the news relating to integrity in records and management of various companies. This book is an aid to understand the requirements of having integrity from a personal aspect and as part of an organization.

The following comment is from a reader of the electronic version, which is the same as the print version 2nd edition. "What makes this book stand out in the ethics literature is the expansion of the term "integrity" beyond the actions of individual human beings. AuBuchon looks at, for instance, the integrity of computer data, engineering/manufacturing, education, politics, and journalism. In his detailed examination of the Society of Professional Journalists code of ethics, he includes attention to the crucial but often-forgotten idea of compassion for the people involved in a news story.”

Dennis uses his experiences to bring the subject of integrity to real world situations that help the reader focus on how things occur in society today. The mechanism provided is one that has never been established in this format in previous books on the subject. His experiences add a personal touch that helps understand the subject. The information presented includes the definition and characteristics of integrity followed by a discussion of each. Some segments include political integrity, integrity in the news, real estate integrity, integrity in education, personal integrity, integrity on the job and integrity in the Bible.

The chapter on education identifies that integrity in education is important if the children that will be the leaders of society tomorrow are to be well prepared. They must be able to face the challenges that will come their way as they enter the workplace and know how to react to various situations. Some facts presented involve such things as some teachers teaching outside of their recognized credentials.

In summary this book (Integrity: Do You Have It? 2nd edition) provides a common set of criteria to evaluate the existence of integrity both in ourselves and in society in general. References are provided for additional resources on the subject of integrity. This book is enhanced with additional comments and references to published articles written by Dennis on the subject of integrity. The book covers major aspects of society, which play an important part in how we live and work. The existence of Integrity must be evaluated by all of us and we must make decisions based upon the results of our evaluations. These evaluations must be consistent based on the same criteria to make comparisons and decisions. This criterion is provided in the book.


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