Our Core Values – H.I.P.E.D.

At Turning Point we have identified the common values that delineate our culture from other cultures. We call these characteristics our core values, and even have an acronym for them – “H.I.P.E.D.” We hire team members according to these values and blend them in with everything we do.

Obviously nobody embodies all of these virtues in fullness from birth, but a recognition of their importance and a willingness to grow in each of these areas is non-negotiable for our founders, advisors and staff.

The first step and growing in these virtues is in simply knowing what they are and in calling them out in our thoughts and our actions. We focus on a different value each quarter and the entire team is engaged. Imagine a company culture where people are genuinely concerned for others – this is what we have a Turning Point. As we “spend ourselves” for others we find joy in our own lives too.

Humility

We do not use others to benefit ourselves, we offer ourselves to benefit others. Humility is a much bigger concept than meekness or passiveness or submission. We are here to do more than serve ourselves and our own interests, pleasures, and successes – we seek the best FOR those around us rather than seeking the best FROM those around us. When we give of ourselves we receive back in abundance!

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.

 

– C.S. Lewis

Integrity

Integrity means we do the right thing – even when nobody is looking and especially when that “thing” is the harder choice. People who are willing to cheat – on their spouse, their taxes, or anywhere else, can find another home.

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.

 

– Proverbs 10:9

Perseverance

We give more than is required by going the “2nd Mile” for our co-workers and our clients. And we don’t give up – even when it’s hard. Winners aren’t people who never fail, they’re people who never give up.

Life is like riding a bicycle. You won’t fall off unless you stop pedaling.

 

– Claude Pepper

Empathy

Empathy is walking a mile in somebody else’s shoes. Sympathy is being sorry their feet hurt. We can only know where someone is coming from if we try to see things from THEIR perspective. The only way to do this is to ask questions and LISTEN for answers – and sometimes hear what’s not spoken.

Seek First to Understand,
Then to Be Understood.

 

– Stephen Covey

Drive

Our People Have DRIVE: Our people are ORDINARY PEOPLE with EXTRAORDINARY DETERMINATION and DRIVE. We aren’t afraid of hard work and HUSTLE! There is great dignity in a hard day’s work and earning a paycheck for your efforts.

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

 

– Vince Lombardi