The operating principles included:
- Don't Panic;
- Good Faith Effort;
- Plan Ahead - Think Ahead (This important both in the context of thinking about where you want to be, but also the possible results from taking certain actions.);
- Be Honest;
- Follow-up Promptly;
- Get Upset at important things, not little things; and,
- Maintain Life Balance (something that I failed miserably at doing in the late 80's and early 90's).
I have distilled how I view my work persona down into:
- Quick Study;
- Will not Die; and,
- Lead by Example.