“There are seven things that will destroy us: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Religion without sacrifice; Politics without principle; Science without humanity; Business without ethics.”
— Mahatma Gandhi
Principia derives its name from a Latin word that translates as “first principles”. As such, it believes the following standards are key to diagnosing problems and implementing useful solutions for its clients.
Values: Principia holds to the highest standards of behavior… and values both partners and clients, who have the courage to act in accordance with what is just and fair … to do the right thing regardless of personal consequences.
Beliefs: Principia believes that workable solutions only come from a combination of leadership traits including:
Compassion Personal responsibility to do what’s right
Forgiveness Patience… with a bias for action
Vision: Principia strives to be the standard for fair and ethical engagement of clients by which management consultants nationally judge themselves.
Mission: Principia provides strategic advice and counsel to senior leaders* of businesses, not-for-profits and other NGO’s that link the company’s well-being to competitive advantage, the “clean economy” and a talented but as of yet undiscovered urban workforce.
Note: *Principia’s passion is working with the mature end of the leadership spectrum… the 40+ crowd… senior executives, business owners and top professionals with difficult, complex, or sophisticated problems. These are the “veterans”, having managed successfully through any number of “killer” problems during their careers… they’ve “been there and done that”. They want to improve the value of the companies they lead and they understand the benefit of seasoned, dispassionate outside professional counsel.