• We take individual responsibility for our actions.
  • We take initiative and can work independently.
  • We hold each other accountable.
  • We are transparent and share progress reports on our work.
  • We accept constructive criticism and compliments. we practice grace.
  • We ask ourselves “What is here for me to learn?“.
  • We strive for progress. We report accomplishments.
  • We first try to answer questions ourselves and then we ask questions.
  • We help each other.
  • We respect each other’s time & capacity.
  • We are well-prepared for meetings.
  • We rehearse presentations, especially for people outside of TCLF; we are polished in our presentations even if they’re just a quick update.
  • We present ourselves physically in our attire according to the situation.  Example: We are a little more dressed up when meeting with folks outside of TCLF. When we go to an in person meeting at a school, we are dressed to school dress codes.
  • We never forget that if we are serving our primary customer, Texas sustainable and organic farmers and ranchers, we will be successful.
  • We never forget that taxpayers fund most of our work and we owe them excellent value for their investment in us.
  • We work at the center, not the edges.  We focus on the outcomes and impact.
  • We work within our sphere of influence.
  • We are prompt and show up for others fully present.
  • We work smarter, not harder and are time-efficient in achieving our tasks.
  •  We don’t reinvent the wheel and leverage pre-existing resources.
  • We focus on doing the right thing as well as doing things right.
  • We create a safe space for honest communication; if there is an issue, directly speak to with those involved.
  • We value collaborative work.
  • We strive to listen actively. 

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