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The best people leaders create environments where individuals can thrive and feel they belong.

To be a Cornell leader, you must:

Communicate Clearly. Proactively share information regularly and equitably.

Build Relationships. Create partnerships, build trust, share ideas, and accomplish work (the mission & vision of your college or unit).

Develop & Coach People. Support the career growth and mobility of others through discussion of strengths, development goals, career opportunities, and purposeful delegation of work. 

Create a Climate of Belonging. The feeling of security and support when there is a sense of acceptance and inclusivity.

Inspire Others. Encourage others through positivity, vision, confidence, challenges, and recognition.

Build Resilience. Performs effectively when faced with time pressures, change, adversity, disappointment, or opposition.  Remains focused, composed and optimistic in difficult situations and bounces back from setbacks or disappointments. 

Support well-being. Understands the importance and impact of employee well-being and supports physically and mentally healthy working conditions for themselves and others.   

Create Shared Responsibility. Hold yourself and your team responsible for performance and a positive work environment.

Workplace Culture

All members of the Cornell community are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the foundations of our workplace - the history, values, and vision of the university, which shapes our workplace culture.