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  • The Way to Gain a Good Reputation

    The Way to Gain a Good Reputation

    JW Way Fundamental #15: Treasure, Protect, and Promote our Reputation  "We're all caretakers and beneficiaries of the firm's image and reputation at all times and all situations. Consider how your actions affect our collective reputation, and act in a way that brings honor to the firm. Remember, you are always an ambassador of our firm." 

    "The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what … Read More

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  • Protecting a Reputation is a Team Effort

    Protecting a Reputation is a Team Effort

    JW Way Fundamental #15: Treasure, Protect, and Promote our Reputation  "We're all caretakers and beneficiaries of the firm's image and reputation at all times and all situations. Consider how your actions affect our collective reputation, and act in a way that brings honor to the firm. Remember, you are always an ambassador of our firm." 

    Over the past 35 years, one of our mission elements has been to … Read More

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  • The Delicate Balance of Constructive Communication

    The Delicate Balance of Constructive Communication

    JW Way Fundamental #18: Speak Constructively  "Address issues in a candid, direct, kind and respectful manner with those involved or affected. Be courageous enough to say what you believe should be said. Ask questions, share ideas, raise issues, and be open to responses. Make constructive suggestions in a way that helps make progress. When possible, speak in person rather than hiding behind e-mail or … Read More

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  • 4 Strategies for Working Smarter

    4 Strategies for Working Smarter

    JW Way Fundamental #14: Work Smart "Be organized and plan work for maximium efficiency. Have tools necessary before starting your work. Be thoughtful about your schedule and have a game plan for calls, taks, the workday. Establish priorities and work on them first."  

    When researching about this topic, there were four areas that the experts suggested to focus on when wanting to work smarter.  … Read More

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  • Avoid the Blame Game

    Avoid the Blame Game

    JW Way Fundamental #22: Practice Blameless Problem Solving  "Blame has no place in our firm. Fix errors by focusing on solutions, not assessing blame. Learn from mistakes and use that knowledge to improve our processes. Mistakes are a critical component of learning." 

    I believe maturity, both intellectual and emotional, is key to successfully practicing blameless problem solving. But let's begin with … Read More

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  • The 5 Why's

    The 5 Why's

    JW Way Fundamental #22: Practice Blameless Problem Solving  "Blame has no place in our firm. Fix errors by focusing on solutions, not assessing blame. Learn from mistakes and use that knowledge to improve our processes. Mistakes are critical component of learning." 

    It is natural to feel defensive when something goes wrong.  In many organizations, being constantly self-protective is a wise … Read More

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  • How We Give Respect

    How We Give Respect

    JW Way Fundamental #11: Demonstrate Respect "Treat others with courtesy and dignity. Show respect by listening fully and actively, paying attention to your words and attitude. Give your undivided attention without interruptions."

    "R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me."  Of course, that is a quote from a great Aretha Franklin song, but for our purposes, it importantly reminds us that how we give … Read More

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  • The Small Things Make a Difference

    The Small Things Make a Difference

    JW Way Fundamental #12:  Make a Difference "Play an active roll in supporting our community and those less fortunate by contributing time, money, and expertise to enrich the lives of others and improve our community. We can and do make a difference." 

    Making a difference means to go out, help somebody, and make a positive change in their life.  I view making a difference to include the … Read More

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  • 8 Tips for Effective Communication

    8 Tips for Effective Communication

    JW Way Fundamental #10: Communicate to be Understood "Know your audience. Use the language of your audience to write and speak clearly concisely, in away that can be easily understood."

    The purpose of communicating - whether it’s oral, written, sign language or Morse code - is that both parties understand what is being said.  It is primarily the sender’s responsibility to ensure that the … Read More

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  • What We Can Learn From KLM 747

    What We Can Learn From KLM 747

    JW Way Fundamental #10: Communicate to be Understood "Know your audience. Use the language of your audience to write and speak clearly concisely, in away that can be easily understood."

    How important is communicating to be understood? Can the misunderstanding of a few words literally mean the difference between life and death?

    In 1977 at foggy Tenerife airport in the Canary Islands, the captain of a … Read More

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