They have integrity and honour.
Back in the day, deals and trades were done with the shake of hands and a simple phrase “my word is my bond”. Fast forward a few centuries and countless broken promises, we now only do business after water tight legal documents are signed. Recently I attended an event where Mr Lim Siong Guan spoke of the importance of honour in his book Winning with Honour In Relationships, Family, Organisations, Leadership and Life. He points out that Singapore’s success is because of trustworthiness, reliability, dependability, and commitment to quality and success, built upon a foundation of honour.