We’ve always believed that forming a strategy is impossible until your clear on what your values and principles are. Without values and principles to guide you, making decisions can seem impossibly difficult. Given how important setting values and principles is to decision making we asked folks we admire to tell us about the values or principles that matter most to them.

FISD CTE SWENext Society of Women Engineers | High School Club

The value or principle that matters to CTE SWENext the most is closing the gender gap in engineering and STEM careers. Women often feel underrepresented and unwelcomed in engineering careers. SWE (Society of Women Engineers) works towards this cause. SWENext is the high school subset of SWE and here in the FISD chapter, we believe that every young girl should pursue their passion in a supportive environment. Read more>>

Ziah Osaghae | Photographer/ Videographer

The two values or principles that matters most to me is loyalty and respect. I do believe with these two values that shows somebody’s character and if you can have a long lasting friendship, relationship, business partner, etc. Without loyalty or respect the foundation of any relationship is unstable. When I think about what I want in my life and how I want people to treat me those are the two things that I value the most. Read more>>

Darin Wood | Artist, Muralist, Instructor

I have to go with work ethic. It is so important as a painter and an artist to continue to try to evolve your style and body of work through making pieces. Each one teaches you something. Most likely your work will be unified if it is coming from you. You can’t do the same thing every day and be satisfied. That is where change and contrast need to come in. Your work, if you continue to create a huge body of it, will evolve. We relish that change and difference as humans. Xenophobia is not an evil word. We are unable to ignore that which is different. We attend to it. We, as artists, have to inspire our viewers to look at the world and see how beautiful it is through our lens. Contrast is beautiful. Our differences are beautiful. Showing that requires an enormous amount of mindfulness of one’s craft. It also requires a lot of work. Read more>>