Ask good questions
If you’re listening, and curious, and care about who you’re speaking with, you’ll ask good questions. All at once, good questions require selflessness—this isn’t about you—and confidence—good questions lead the way.
Know yourself. Trust your gut.
We recognize that all learning starts with self-knowledge. And there’s a lot to learn! We’re not afraid to hit pause and look around. To ask how we’re feeling and why. We are powerful only when we know and trust ourselves.
Lead by example.
We must be the change we seek in the world. Cliche, we know, but true. When we lead by example, all at once we demonstrate commitment, that our claims are achievable, and that we can be trusted.
Take the other side.
There’s no better way to clarify our thoughts—and build empathy—than to take another person’s position as our own. Whether the shoe fits, or not, we’ll gain confidence in our step.
Seek the truth.
The truth is hard to find, and often harder to hear. It’s worth defending, and often needs it. It's subject to change, but no bar is higher. We’ve all been on the wrong side, but that’s life. The trick is noticing.
Start from trust.
Life isn’t fair, but a life based in fear is a recipe for regret. We start from trust because trust opens doors. It helps us move quickly. Trust begets trust. Does trust backfire? Sure does. But better to try than to hide.