One surprising piece of corporate kool-aid that’s really stuck with me is one of the “behaviors” that we’re supposed to model at the Firm. While the others have an obvious client-service spin, this one particular tenet is something I try to take with me even outside of work:
Put ourselves in each other’s shoes.
We’ve all heard that everyone has different perspectives and opinions, but I like how grounded this feels - like really taking a walk in their shoes. It seems to mean more than just the hollow “different point-of-view” platitudes people banter about. It’s more tangible, and likewise easier to remember - especially when I need to.