My Guiding Principles

This past summer, I took a course on Consulting in Educational Technology as part of my graduate degree. At the beginning of the course, we spoke about our expectations, what we wanted to take away by the end of the semester. During that discussion the topic of guiding principles came up and from that point on, I started to ponder about what principles guided my own actions. Needless to say, after much thought, I came up with a list – a list of principles that I would like to finally share with all of you.

  • Do not let an opportunity slip by because sometimes, that opportunity only comes around once.
  • If you do not feel comfortable doing something, do not do it.
  • Live in the now. Your past has made you who you are but it is up to you to write the future.
  • Do not limit your ideas to conversation, get up, take action and make them a reality.
  • Never seek personal gain at someone else’s expense.
  • If you have something to say, say it – but be mindful of your audience.
  • The universe is far too interesting for you to stop learning.
  • There are two sides of a coin, two sides to every story. Listen carefully before judging or acting.
  • Be thankful for what you have and take nothing for granted.
  • Most importantly, question everything.

About Harry Kavallos

Faculty Dean @ Vanier College
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