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What we Say, What we Do

Stand for what you believe.

I’m on the road this week, travelling outside of my home country for work. I love to have something to read while in airports between flights and on flights in addition to work that can be done delightfully uninterrupted.

A dear friend and colleague got me excited to subscribe to Harvard Business Review,  and this trip’s “reading playlist” includes the January/February 2016 issue. I read “Defend Your Research – To Stop Bad Behavior, Display a Virtuous Quote”. Loved it and to avoid having to give you a #spoileralert, suffice to say that sometimes if people know what we stand for they know not to ask us to do something against our own moral compass.

Here are two fantastic quotes from To Stop a Bad Behavior, Display a Virtuous Quote:

“Success without honor is worse than fraud.”

“Let thy secret unseen acts be such as if the men thou prizest most were witness around thee.”

For those of you who want a food analogy, think about how you eat alone and how you eat with others. Do both occasions reflect what you value in your health, food, and nutrition choices?

By Kim Kirchherr

Global food and nutrition professional focused on health from the farm to the store to the table