I research strategically. +
I reject absolutes and instead prepare to navigate ambiguity and complexity.
I research to find and to solve the root cause of problems.
I recognize the need to balance facts and science with morality and society and that these exist inseparably within the context of the other, with each having a particular time and place.
I show empathy to all my peers and treat them as humans as complex as I am.
I value original ideas.+
I look at the broader objectives first and then propose and criticize the methods to attain that.
I opt not to attack people or their character in favour of offering nuanced criticism of ideas and actions.
I see it as a duty to question assumptions and socio-structural systems in order to be good leaders.
I reach out for communication.+
I understand that an equal access to information is not the same as equitable transparency and so I actively seek engagement by communicating my ideas with diversity at heart.
I organize information to reach audiences with the topics and priorities they hold most dear.
I am unafraid to admit that I don’t know the answer, choosing to reply when a complete and verified answer can be provided. I do the same when I have to admit a mistake.
I hold that soliciting, accepting and applying constructive criticism is a primary objective of thoughtful leadership.
People feel touched and valued by the political process.
People proudly assume ownership of their political process.
We can bring change to improve democracy in new ways.
We can reach our audiences equitably with the messages and mediums that speak to them.
We can have a society where people are actively empowered.