Updated: Dec 24, 2020
Sometimes someone will reach out to me on LinkedIn because I announce that I'm available for discovery calls or I'm giving away access to one of my products. Whatever I'm promising, I need to make sure to deliver the goods if I don't, I've lost my integrity with a potential relationship.
Integrity is so critical for us that I did entire teaching called "Conquering Integrity in Business". I dive deep into the subject of keeping our word in business because it's something I personally struggled with.
Integrity in business means being truthful. It's doing what we say we're going to do. And for Christian entrepreneurs, it's especially important because our testimony is completely based on what we do.
The Bible says
"Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. (1 Peter 2:12)"
God sees integrity as being upstanding and honorable in all business interactions. He wants the right thing to be done every time. He demands it from ourselves and all the relationships we form.
Great relationships on LinkedIn have integrity. It means you do exactly what you say you're going to do. If you make an offer or make yourself available for advice, you have to come through. Your conditions may change, a situation may arise, or circumstances may no longer be beneficial, however, you must keep your word.
We can't compromise our Christian principles for convenience or advantage. Integrity in our business friendships on LinkedIn is critical because it is the foundation upon which we build trust that leads to the more that God has for that relationship.