Our Governing Principles
The Force of Ideas
The belief that sound and inspired ideas triumph, serving as the leaven to great organizations and carrying the enterprise forward as surely as organizational resources, market power, or sheer effort.
The Power of Language
The recognition that "words matter," that the impact of even the best insights is a function of how effectively ideas are conveyed, and thus our communications with members and with each other should strive for precision, acuity, and grace.
The Spirit of Generosity
The notion that neither members nor our staff should view this as a principally a commercial association; rather, our ambition is to serve members and each other beyond expectation, with honest appreciation in every encounter.
Running to Criticism
The conviction that exceptional contribution requires an ethic of seeking unbiased feedback and a commitment to addressing, both individually and collectively as a firm, our most critical development needs.