Recognize the intrinsic worth of the human family and individuals
Treat everyone with mutual respect regardless of race, religion, creed, gender
Recognize that people are not cogs in a machine
It’s about the mission
Inspire with purpose
Make it personal
Create safe spaces for other people.
Trust is built through character, intent, competency, and results.
“Be transparent, clear and truthful. Even when it is difficult, and above all when it is difficult.” Jean-Cypril Spinetta
“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” Tennyson
Stay intellectually curious
Humility through knowledge
Never take yourself too seriously
Set clear expectations, educate, provide the tools to get the job done, and hold others and yourself to the agreed upon expectations.
Do what you say you are going to do and expect that of others
“Make it a contest of ideas, not egos” Joseph Horton
Take responsibility for results, not activities.
Show up, you can’t contribute if you aren’t there
Stay in the moment, don’t let electronic devices distract.
Be honest with yourself and others
“Giving and receiving bad news is a must.” Joseph Horton
“I thought of that while riding my bicycle.” Einstein
Take care of mind, body, and spirit
Sharpen the saw, make time to re-create
Identify priorities and execute
Look for the good in every situation and in every person.
Chose abundance, there is enough for everybody.
Practice wonderment: see the familiar in unfamiliar ways
To know when something is black, white, or gray
Be data informed, embrace best practice
Counsel with smart and caring people before making decisions
Listen more, talk less
“Sometimes the gift of biting your tongue is better than the gift of tongues.” Maxwell
Engage in straight talk, don’t spin or lubricate inconvenient messages.
Don’t attempt to be efficient with people.
Seek feedback and act on it
When you make a mistake, reframe the agony as feedback for improvement.
Do I seriously consider differing points of view, and am I willing to be influenced by them?
Am I will to change my perspective based on new data and information?