Between doing the right things and doing things right, always do the right things

Sometimes you want to do things in the right way, but they are just not right.

Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should do something.

Ethics should trump pragmatics every time.

Character does matter. Success doesn’t have to come at the cost of character. If it does, then it’s not worth having success – it’s needs to be redefined.

This is part of a series called Patty Proverbs. When I was in college @ Multnomah University in Portland, our professor, Dr. Steve Patty, shared some proverbial leadership wisdom with his students. These are his “proverbs.”