In job postings you will see the list of skills and background required. However, you will also see scant attention paid to the quality of the person. Dr. Raymond Comeau advises us to develop both parts of ourselves, our professional and personal sides. He insists that there are no shortcuts to personal and professional success. It requires planning, effort, focus, dedication, and above all integrity. It is personal integrity that cements all those elements together. You can be highly gifted and intelligent. But, without a strong moral core, all that is moot. When ambition and greed rule, disaster is sure to ensue. Someone without strong personal integrity is like a ship without a rudder. That person will drift with whatever tide, current, or wind comes their way. Not only will they never reach port but they will also be a menace to anyone on their path.
Read more of Dr. Comeau’s thoughts on this matter at http://informationanthology.net/CareerMentor/Personal-Integrity.html.