I will…

I will…

Show up everyday ready to make a difference.

Do my work with integrity.

Try my best to get results worthy of the highest esteem of others.

See the big picture.

Be brave enough to speak truth to power.

Offer solutions, not just point out problems.

Embrace evidence.

Be relentless in the pursuit of awesomeness.

Share what I know.

Focus on the speaker while listening.

Be true to my own morals, values and beliefs, while respecting that others have a world view that may differ from mine.

Seek knowledge.

Ask questions.

Focus on justice instead of charity.

Give away as much information and knowledge as I can.

Say sorry when I have wronged others or been wrong.

Know the difference between a job and a vocation.

Find patience on days when I lack it most.

Remember to say “Thank you”.

Make people laugh.

See potential in everyone.

Challenge myths and stereotypes.

Find that any exhaustion from my work comes from my productivity, not just being busy.

Be authentic.

Ask “why”? more.

Make a difference.

About Iain De Jong

Iain is a playful nerd, hellbent on ending homelessness, increasing affordable housing, creating vibrant communities, and expanding the knowledge amongst leaders that influence social issues. Having held senior management and professional positions in government, non-profits, and the private sector, Iain has a wealth of experience and has garnered dozens of awards for his work across Canada and internationally. His work has taken him across Canada, the United States, and to Australia. In 2009, Iain joined OrgCode as its President & CEO, and in 2014 assumed full ownership of the firm. In addition to his work with OrgCode, Iain holds a part-time faculty position in the Graduate Urban Planning Programme at York University.


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