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ADVANCE Rules of Engagement

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Do

Don’t

Get actively involved Whine about obstacles
Be a change agent Blame “the budget”
Champion an idea Take personal offense
Execute using your unique skills Think of excuses for not going forward
Take responsibility Bite off more than you can chew
Stay on task Forget to chew what you bite off
Focus on issues as problems, not people as problems Unconsciously or consciously reinforce stereotypes
Recognize the power of small wins Cling to “the good old days” way of doing things – if they were so good we wouldn’t be here
Recognize that whatever benefits one gender or group benefits the other Say, “We tried that.” It’s a new millennium.
Claim your sphere of influence and use it Pass the buck-if you can’t address an issue, who can?
Respect experience regardless of position Defer to authority

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