“One of the most important ways to manifest integrity is to be loyal to those who are not present. In doing so, we build the trust of those who are present. When you defend those who are absent, you retain the trust of those present.”
Stephen Covey is a speaker and author, writer of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. His work focuses primarily on leadership, family and living with principle. He is a professor at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. He and his wife, Sandra, have nine children and fifty-two grandchildren.