ATTITUDE "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitudes." - Charles R. Swindoll
WORK ETHIC Work ethic is the greatest common denominator between all successful people, and the cornerstone of every great organization. Our conviction drives us to outwork the competition.
STUDENT MENTALITY True leaders dedicate themselves to lifelong of learning. We pride ourselves on the constant pursuit of personal and professional growth, and are perpetually seeking to break the next comfort zone and find the next challenge. "We have an innate desire to endlessly learn, grow, and develop. We want to become more than what we already are. Once we yield to this inclination for continuous and never-ending improvement, we lead a life of endless accomplishment and satisfaction." - Chuck Gallozzi
BALANCE Priority Management is perhaps the single most important skill set to master in life. Because we believe that professional growth without personal growth is chaos, we strongly believe that 'to live, to love, to learn, and to leave a legacy' is the ultimate achievement.
COMPETITION Competition drives performance. Performance drives success. "A competitor will find a way to win. Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves just that much harder. Quitters take bad breaks and use them as reasons to give up. It's all a matter of pride.“ - Nancy Lopez
INTEGRITY In looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if they don't have the first, the other two will kill you." - Warren Buffett
CHARACTER "While you, the leader can teach many things, character is not taught easily to adults who arrive at your desk lacking it. Be cautious about taking on reclamation projects regardless of the talent they may possess. Have the courage to make character count among the qualities you seek in others." -John Wooden
GOALS In order to reach a destination, be it the top of the mountain or the top of an industry, the focus must be centered around hitting a series of short term, tangible goals, while keeping the long term vision in sight at all times.
SERVICE AND GIVING BACK Being successful in business is one thing. Using your success as a tool to help positively impact the world is another. We strive to do both. "The companies that survive the longest are the ones that work out what they uniquely can give to the world-- not just growth or money but their excellence, their respect for others, or their ability to make people happy. Some call those things soul." -Charles Handy
PERFORMANCE DRIVEN GROWTH We do not believe in tenure or seniority. Performers advance. Performers are rewarded. This principle has allowed us to be expanding, changing, and improving continuously.
HUMILITY "I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men." -Lao-Tzu
PERSEVERANCE "No is a word on your path to Yes. Don't give up too soon. Not even when well-meaning parents, relatives, friends, and colleagues tell you to get a real job. Your dreams are your real job. - Joyce Spizer “If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." -Thomas J. Watson, Jr. "Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race." - Calvin Coolidge
VISION "Some believe there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world's ills-- against misery, against ignorance, or injustice and violence. Yet many of the world's great movements, of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single man. A young monk began the Protestant reformation, a young general extended an empire from Macedonia to the borders of the earth, and a young woman reclaimed the territory of France. It was a young Italian explorer who discovered the New World, and 32 year-old Thomas Jefferson who proclaimed that all men are created equal. 'Give me a place to stand,' said Archimedes, 'and I will move the world.' These men moved the world, and so can we all." -Robert F. Kennedy