Family gives us a sense of belonging and being part of something bigger than ourselves. All of our employees are members of this family, united in a common goal and purpose. Each of us should look not only to our own interests, but also to the interests of others, and furthermore, to the interests of the whole. We will seek to treat one another with respect, recognizing the inherent dignity in others, freely extending forgiveness and withholding judgment. Guided by a sense of loyalty and allegiance, we will care for and support the members of our family.
Humility is about minimizing the self and maximizing the greater purpose. Humble team members validate the perspective of others and value everyone’s contribution, recognizing that no member of the team is more important than the next. In pursuing humility, we will seek to consider others as more significant than ourselves, treat others as we would want to be treated, and put others’ needs and interests ahead of our own. We will seek to exhibit freedom from pride and arrogance, doing nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit. Recognizing our gifts, we will each look for ways to contribute. Recognizing our shortcomings, we will look for ways to grow and for ways to engage the talents of others.
Trust is founded on and grows as a result of repeatedly delivering what is promised and being consistent in word and deed. We believe that honesty, integrity and accountability beget trust. We will seek to earn trust by consistently displaying integrity of character and taking responsibility for ourselves and our actions. We will seek to extend trust by believing in others, affirming that belief and spreading praise at every opportunity. In a climate of trust, people are more creative, collaborative, motivated and willing to sacrifice for the team.
Generosity is fueled by the attitude that we are managing something that belongs to someone else. Resources have been entrusted to us not only for our good but for the good of others. We will seek to wisely steward those resources – our time, talent and treasure. This is our responsibility. We will seek to have charitable hearts, extending compassion to our fellow employees and giving back to the communities in which we work and live. We will intentionally look for ways to share what we have and who we are.