Duke Guiding Principles
Trustworthiness, respect, diversity, learning and teamwork are the hallmarks of Duke's guiding principles. Our accomplishments are dependent on the dedication and expertise of all who work to support Duke's mission.
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Demonstrate high integrity, truthfulness and ethics
Words and behaviors are consistent and reflect the highest ethical standards
Listen and speak with honesty, openness and respectfulness
Keep promises and follow through on commitments
Regard, value and recognize the needs and perspectives of others
Actions, decisions and policies should promote equity
Regard and value contributions and recognize accomplishments
Display interest in and contribute to others well being
Take full advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of all
Recognize and value differences
Consider and honor differing points of view
Work, learn and strive for excellence together, sharing successes and mistakes
Expect and encourage continuous learning
Create opportunities for individual and group learning and learning that crosses organizational boundaries
Recognize that no one has all the answers
Foster positive work relationships through inclusive, team approach
Create environment for stretching beyond what was thought possible
Seek input and involvement of those affected by decisions
Accept responsibility and accountability
Place team goals above personal goals