When entering into formal or informal agreements with others:

  • ensure all parties understand what’s expected of them and intend to keep to the agreement
  • verify the agreement is beneficial to all parties, and that expectations are realistic

Be accountable for breaking agreements.


To preserve organizational culture, maintain self-accountability and help new members of an organization or circle have a smooth start:

  • define expectations for new members (both cultural fit and the skills required)
  • align contract with both organizational culture and legal requirements
  • consider a probationary period
  • have clear procedures for breaches of contract