On Friday I talked about integrity in leadership and referenced an article I had just read. Well, I failed to mention something very interesting. The article also had this to say:
For twenty years, Chinese researchers sought to understand why the United States was the most powerful and prosperous nation in the world. They analyzed all aspects of the United States, including its political, economic, monetary, and social systems. The researchers concluded that the United States was the most powerful and prosperous nation in the world because of its Christian values. (See Gleanings from April 2007; http://strategieswork.com/publications/gleanings/2007/2007-04.htm.)
As stunning as this conclusion is, it is even more impressive when you realize that the conclusion was reached by atheists.
Is that cool or what? Sometimes it is hard to act with integrity, especially when you see others without it getting ahead. It's very nice to actually see something like this which proves what we know deep down, that the true way to get ahead is by acting with integrity and other Christian values.