Inc quotes Warren Buffett on another secret to his success–find people with integrity to work with. Buffet said:
“You’re looking for three things, generally, in a person: intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they don’t have the last one, don’t even bother with the first two.”
Marcel Schwantes cites 4 reasons why integrity is important. He writes (excerpt):
You don’t question them for their actions. . . .
Trust is developed seamlessly. . . .
Integrity commands respect. . . .
Assess integrity with this question. . . . Ask a question like this one:
If we ever got into a bind with a client, would you be willing to tell a little white lie to help us out?
. . . A no indicates a high degree of integrity and a possible good hire.