We are many things: responsible, resourceful, reliable, prompt, agile, efficient, proactive, communicative, available, professional, industrious and innovative. We also dedicate ourselves to our community. We feel a strong responsibility to give back, devoting time to local, national and international nonprofit organizations.
Integrity: Say only what you mean. Avoid speaking against yourself, blaming self, blaming others, and gossiping about others. Use your word and actions in the direction of truth and reflective behaviors.
Don’t Take Things Personally: Others do not take actions because of you. What others do and say is a projection of how they see their world around them. When you focus on your interests and you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
Don’t Make Assumptions: Find the courage to ask questions and to share what you really want. Clearly communicate to avoid misunderstandings or added drama.
Always Do Your Best: This changes depending on the circumstances. Under any circumstances always truly do your best, and you will avoid self judgment, self blame, and regret. By applying these four principles to risk management or alternative dispute resolution the parties can take the high road, reduce stress on themselves, and increase the probability of success by focusing on the issues and not the people.