At Nurturing Wisdom, we live our company culture every day. We value helping our students grow and learn, but we also strive to do the same ourselves. We’d love for you to take a look at our values, check out some of the books that have influenced us most, and read what our staff has to say about working for Nurturing Wisdom.
Nurturing Wisdom is OUR company. We take personal pride in the results that we achieve. If we are inspired to run with a new idea or create something, we know that we have the opportunity to grow, develop, and innovate. We don’t always have to succeed, but we each willingly take full responsibility and ownership of our actions.
Create the Win-Win
Our ultimate goal is to create outcomes which are positive both for ourselves and for the people we interact with. We take the time to fully understand the needs and concerns of others, so we can address them with care and attention. We embrace complaints because they give us the opportunity to transform someone’s negative experience into a positive one.
At NW, the people giving feedback are genuinely invested in seeing us succeed. Feedback is an opportunity to see ourselves in a new light, to examine a situation with a fresh set of eyes, and to push ourselves to become even better. We reflect on each bit of feedback we receive and aim to integrate new ideas and approaches that will help us improve.
Be candid but nice
We must not be afraid to be open, honest, and direct in our communication. It’s not about ruffling feathers. It’s about being a person who cares so much that she isn’t afraid to find solutions to problems immediately. We know that if we rock the boat early on, it won’t capsize later.
Introspect and recalibrate
We reflect on our words, actions, and emotions. We ask ourselves: why do I feel this way? Is this rational? Could I have done better? In tough situations, we make the distinction between what is in our control and what is not. We study our reactions, emotions, and assumptions so that we can recalibrate and behave more effectively in the future.
Pursue growth and learning
We constantly seek new information that will make us true experts in our roles. We know that our company will grow if the people inside it are growing as well. We won’t settle for good; we seek out what will make us great.
Work smarter, not harder
We don’t need to work more; we need to do our best work. Quality is more important than quantity. We’re able to work smarter by keeping the big picture in mind, embracing change, and streamlining how we approach our tasks. We are open to new ideas for efficiency and share productivity tips with others.
Whether we are speaking or writing, we aim to be informative but concise. We encourage dialogue rather than deliver monologues, tell stories rather than present information, and lead discussions rather than lectures.
Eat the frog
If someone said, “you have to eat this frog before midnight tonight, under penalty of death,” we would not wait until 11:59pm. We would eat the frog for breakfast. We get the tough stuff out of the way first. Confronting challenges immediately exhilarates us for the rest of the day. We often find that getting it done wasn’t so bad…frogs can be surprisingly tasty!