#TLDR: Our values not only define who we are but also permeate through our culture and strongly impact our business processes including hiring and client interactions. Here is our first value #curiosity
"Be curious like a child, open to exploring new ideas" is the first #PBJAM #value. Curiosity drove us to start #PBJAM. Through our years in the corporate and academic world, we remained curious about how to improve ourselves and others. Our curiosity took the form of the six Ws that my father always quotes to us from Rudyard Kipling's poem "6 honest men".
These six honest men and an additional one of "Why Not the Opposite?" have been our friends and guides. Their continuous presence has been instrumental in pushing us into new opportunities and new environments.
Curiosity has helped us ask the tough and nagging questions around our own professional growth. It made me try new and different approaches to develop my teams. Curiosity gave me the confidence to #leanin on the conventional wisdom of developing people.
Curiosity was the base of our courage as we took on new challenges, tried new approaches, and most importantly, rose in the face of failures, again and again. It gave us a healthy perspective on our lives of "There is always a tomorrow full of possibilities!".
At #PBJAM, #curiosity reflects in our #BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) of "Empowering every professional to take charge of their own development via novel, simple, effective and science based approaches". Our platform, tools and methods are always evolving. We will not be afraid of trying new things nor will we ever be satisfied by our success. Here is to #curiosity!