Areas of Services

Our practice areas are defined and limited by our choices

Integrity Advice and Legal Counsel

for Leaders and Organizations

“Unless somebody articulates something different, you are going to adopt a secular standard without even thinking about it.”  (Max Depree)

Integrous is driven by a desire to help and serve leaders and institutional clients:

 

  • Who see a greater purpose for business and work
  • Who seek to lead and manage their organization based on a Biblical view of relationships, community and human dignity
  • Who want to shape the culture of their organization thoughtfully and
    intentionally to reflect their values and priorities
  • Who desire, in leading their organization, to do the right thing, in the right way and for the right reasons

Integrous wants to help purpose-driven organizations align the core values of the organization with the core values of its leaders and help ensure that the culture of the organization reflects and supports those values.  We call this alignment “Integriosity”®.

 

Integriosity® involves four stages:

 

  • Renew – “renew your mind” to understand God’s purpose for work and business
  • Re-imagine – re-imagine your leadership and your organization aligned with it’s Divine “Why”
  • Re-align – re-align your organization’s core values and culture to reflect and support your re-imagined vision.
  • Restore – lead your organization as a partner in God’s restorative plan for His Kingdom by intentionally pursuing Integriosity, curating an organizational culture of Shalom and enriching your communities by being a Faithful Presence

Situational Integrity

The “What” – Doing the Right Thing

“The time is always right to do the right thing.”  Dr. Martin Luther King

 

Integrous knows that leaders regularly face situations in the day-to-day of “what” they and their organizations do that have the potential to put pressure on, and even erode, the values and priorities of the leader and the organization.  Integrous believes that a leader who understands God’s greater purpose for business and work and is committed to managing his or her role and organization based on Biblical values and priorities can benefit from the counsel of a trusted advisor who understands and shares those values and is focused on helping the leader remember them in the midst of the “what”, whether it is a decision, an interaction, a transaction or a dispute.

 

  • Advisors (such as financial advisors and lawyers) who do not share the leader’s Biblical values and priorities are unlikely to factor those values and priorities into their advice on how to proceed in a situation (such as a transaction or dispute).
  • Advisors whose fees are dependent on the path taken in a situation (e.g., litigate/settle a dispute, pursue/abandon a transaction) are inherently biased, despite the best ethics and intentions.
  • It can be difficult for a leader embroiled in the emotion, conflict, excitement or anxiety of a situation to step back and reflect on factoring his or her Biblical values and priorities into decisions.

Because Integrous shares those values and priorities and does not seek to “do the deal” or “fight the battle”, it can provide a trusted and disinterested extra set of eyes to help a leader evaluate a situation in order to process what path or response is most in line with the Biblical values and priorities of the leader and the organization.

Strategic Integrity 

The “How” – In the Right Way

“To manage a business in a way that grows out of a Biblical view of relationships, community and human dignity before God has divine significance irrespective of what else might be done from this platform.”  James Hunter

 

Integrous knows that for leaders who understand God’s greater purpose for business and work, it is important that the “how” of getting to a desired end is in line with the Biblical values and priorities of the leader and the organization.

 

  • Between each goal and its success is a strategy and then implementation of that strategy.
  • Between each project and its completion is a plan and then execution of that plan.

Because Integrous shares those Biblical values and priorities, it can provide a trusted and disinterested extra set of eyes to help a leader refine a goal, identify potential hurdles and solutions, develop a strategy, assemble a team, think through and get around obstacles, make key decisions along the way, and coordinate the execution, all in a manner that factors in those values and priorities along the way.

Cultural Integrity

The “Why” – For the Right Reasons 

“Culture eats strategy for lunch. Culture is more important than strategy, than benefits, than features. Culture is more important than price, than governments, than technology. Culture shapes all of our decisions.”  Seth Godin

 

Integriosity® is about ensuring that an organization knows its “why”, communicates its “why”, and cultivates a culture that reinforces its “why”.  Integriosity® requires, among other things:

 

  • Alignment of organizational core virtues with a leader’s personal Biblical core virtues and cultivation of an organizational culture of Shalom that is aligned with, and reinforces, those Biblical organizational core virtues, all in a way that adds to the beauty of the world for the glory of God.
  • Intentionality in identifying a leader’s personal Biblical core virtues, translating those personal values to organizational values, communicating those organizational values effectively and wisely, prioritizing those organizational values throughout the organization, and cultivating a culture that embodies and reinforces those values across every aspect of the organization.

The path to Integriosity® for an organization is not easy but it is flexible, easy to join and well worth the journey.  The steps lie along continuums, with any place along the continuum being a better place to start than not being on it at all.

 

Integrous can help organizations and leaders identify their core virtues, align their business with those core virtues by choosing the “right” places along the continuums for their business culture and business realities at a point in time, implement changes to their business culture to reflect those choices, and re-evaluate the “right” places along the continuums from time to time.

HUMANIZE PEOPLE・BEAUTIFY THE WORLD・GLORIFY GOD

RENEW・RE-IMAGINE・RE-ALIGN・RESTORE