The GEMS Way

The GEMS Way is a code of conduct promoting courage, confidence and compassion in the way we act, think and feel.

Courage

mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty

  1. Be brave, be daring, be fearless – Be your own hero.
  2. Take a risk – try and learn. Try again.
  3. Speak to be heard.
  4. Stand up for your rights.
  5. Be tenacious – hold tightly to your beliefs.
  6. Give 100% effort – know your limits, when to push yourself and when to hold back; allocate your personal resources appropriately for self preservation.
  7. Practice resiliency – an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.

Courage

mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty

  1. Be brave, be daring, be fearless – Be your own hero.
  2. Take a risk – try and learn. Try again.
  3. Speak to be heard.
  4. Stand up for your rights.
  5. Be tenacious – hold tightly to your beliefs.
  6. Give 100% effort – know your limits, when to push yourself and when to hold back; allocate your personal resources appropriately for self preservation.
  7. Practice resiliency – an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.

Confidence

the feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something

  1. Celebrate personal success.
  2. Use positive self talk.
  3. Develop an appreciation and understanding of your goals, dreams and desires.
  4. Practice authenticity – stay true to your own personality, spirit and character.
  5. Trust your instincts and gut feelings.
  6. Be humble – with humility comes wisdom.
  7. Remain cool under stress by having flexibility, self-control and command of your powers.

Confidence

the feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something

  1. Celebrate personal success.
  2. Use positive self talk.
  3. Develop an appreciation and understanding of your goals, dreams and desires.
  4. Practice authenticity – stay true to your own personality, spirit and character.
  5. Trust your instincts and gut feelings.
  6. Be humble – with humility comes wisdom.
  7. Remain cool under stress by having flexibility, self-control and command of your powers.

Compassion

motivates people to go out of their way to help the physical, spiritual, or emotional hurts and pains of another

  1. Encourage others to reach their potential. Lend a hand.
  2. Respect personal and physical space of others.
  3. Celebrate the success of others.
  4. Be honest and trustworthy.
  5. Listen – be interested in what others have to say. Seek to understand.
  6. Embrace differences in others. Be curious and learn.
  7. Be empathetic – be aware of the feelings, thoughts and experiences of others.

Compassion

motivates people to go out of their way to help the physical, spiritual, or emotional hurts and pains of another

  1. Encourage others to reach their potential. Lend a hand.
  2. Respect personal and physical space of others.
  3. Celebrate the success of others.
  4. Be honest and trustworthy.

  5. Listen – be interested in what others have to say. Seek to understand.
  6. Embrace differences in others. Be curious and learn.
  7. Be empathetic – be aware of the feelings, thoughts and experiences of others.