Principals with Principles
“Those are my principles and if you don’t like them, well, I have others.” Groucho Marx
The painful thing about having principles is…. people may actually expect you to stand by them. If you are going to declare that you might just:
- Listen to people like your life depended on it.
- Be on time every time.
- Admit you are wrong even in the face of great big controversy.
- Be a shining example of honesty and transparency.
- Take your work seriously but not yourself.
Then do it. Admit when you fall over. Pick yourself up, dust yourself off and pick up the principle. If you can’t do that for whatever reason… don’t declare your principles.
People respond to people with principles who stick to them.