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Core Values Series: Guided By Integrity

In this edition of our Core Values Series, we asked our staff what Guided by Integrity means to them.

  • Doing the right thing . . . even if it means swallowing your pride and admitting you were wrong.
  • Guided by Integrity. . . How we treat and respect others and honor Nacht & Lewis’ legacy as that was the value held in highest regard by Daniel Nacht, FAIA
  • Doing the right thing because it is right, even when it is not convenient or to my benefit.
  • Integrity as a manager: doing the right thing when it’s inconvenient. Integrity as a designer: not putting down your pen until the concept has crystalized then double-checking your work.

“In looking for people to hire, look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy.” – Warren Buffet, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

  • It means understanding all stakeholders goals and ALWAYS advocating the solution that is the best for all parties – not just ourselves.
  • Integrity to me is having the character and strength to bring forward and initiate the tough conversations. It is having the ability and desire to discuss conflicts for the better of the client or team.
  • For me, being guided by integrity means to be reliable. Be consistent in beliefs, decisions, communication and actions.
  • Integrity: the ability to keep my words consistent with my corresponding actions.
  • To me it is a moral code that is within that guides us in everything we do and every decision we make.
  • In my mind, integrity is owning up to your mistakes. Pointing out the good, the bad and the ugly even if it hurts. Putting in that extra time or effort it takes to make a task successful. Having a sense of pride in the work you’re doing.
  • What Guided by Integrity means to me: it means being honest, even when you know you have made a mistake. Own the “rights” and the “wrongs”.

Catch up on the first three posts of the series here: design thoughtfullydeliver excellence and empower the team!

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