We speak a great deal about being different. Of course, the “talking part” is easy. It is the “doing part” – each and every day – that offers proof of our uniqueness.
The action points of our culture.
Listen, and then listen,
to be fully present whenever another person is speaking: client, colleague, friend or family member. Aspire to become one of the best listeners in the world.
Keep a beginner’s mind,
to nurture the habits and attitudes that sustain a curious mind and an open heart.
to create a mindset that seeks and welcomes opportunities for evolving Abacus’s services, the team and myself – live in beta.
to commit myself fully to developing the skills, expertise and wisdom to excel in my profession.
to openly express thankfulness in a myriad of ways for the richness of my life and the gifts of others, both great and small.
The touchstones of our culture.
Commit to radical responsibility,
to make clear agreements with clients and peers and to bind myself to honoring these agreements.
Honor the sanctity of confidentiality,
to respect the clients’ gift of sharing their dreams, values and fears with us and to keep that information within the walls of 2500 Devine, without exception.
Remember “it’s not about me,”
to always think through the lens of clients and their goals and worldview rather than my own needs, perspectives or worries.
Create energy not time,
to invest in my own self-care: plentiful sleep, rigorous exercise, healthy diet and rejuvenation.
to rejoice in the successes of clients, team members, the firm and myself.