Originally published in Coaching for Transformation
At Leadership that Works, we build relationships and make decisions based on our core values. We draw inspiration from these guiding principles that are reflected through daily interactions within the organization and with students, clients, partners and communities.
Heart Connection—We believe our human capacity for empathy and compassion builds trust, cultivates authentic and meaningful relationships, and empowers collaboration. We are committed to creating space for every part of every one of us. We believe in the power of love and generosity to support, challenge, respect and inspire each other.
Social Change—We take a stand for social, economic and environmental justice. We believe that each of us represents a complex mix of lived experiences, social identities, spiritual traditions and cultural backgrounds. We are committed to practicing cultural humility, and to authentically exploring issues of power, privilege and rank within ourselves and our communities, within our institutions and societal systems.
Integrity—We strive for excellence in everything we do, from innovative leadership programs to inclusive organizational practices grounded in accountability. We are committed to earning and sustaining trust with all our stakeholders and communities. We create and deliver rigorous learning experiences that impact human evolution.
Collaboration—We believe that working together unlocks greater potential than we can achieve on our own. Creating conscious relationships and teams encourages each of us to make a uniquely powerful contribution. We enthusiastically partner with other entities in order to expand our collective knowledge and ignite synergy.
Innovation—We embrace our existing wisdom, curiosity and entrepreneurial spirit to explore realms of possibility and to identify natural openings and real-time opportunities. We are committed to cultivating wildly creative and supportive spaces that invite us to play at, and go beyond, our edges. We celebrate our successes as well as our failures in service of our collective learning.
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