Our Culture

The Liberterian Academy Fundamentals

Understanding is better than knowing

Understanding is better than knowing

Knowing is static while understanding is active. By understanding, we are better able to offer real value to our audience. So in all things, let’s make sure we all understand what and why we are doing something. 

Be a Generous Listener

Be a generous listener

Understanding comes from generous listening and critical thought. Make sure you are not just letting someone share their ideas, but also understand the message they are trying to convey.

Be inquisitive.

Be inquisitive

Ask questions. Every aspect of what we are trying to accomplish is unique and will have its own set of challenges. Questions will help us overcome these challenges and also find hidden ones we were not aware of.

Educate and Share

Educate and Share

Every task or objective we set out to complete should be approached not with a “how do I get this done?” mindset, but one of “if there were an award for doing this better than it’s ever been done before, how do I win it?”

Help those around you succeed

Help those around you succeed

For all of us to succeed, each one of us must succeed. When we are able to help someone next to us succeed, let’s take the effort to do that.

Acknowledge other’s good work

Acknowledge other’s good work

Because this is positively pro bono work, the least we can do is help others feel appreciated for their good work.

honor commitments

Honor Commitments

We will all need to rely on one another.  When you commit, please do everything you can to honor the commitment or communicate your inability to do so as soon as possible so the team can help you.

Take ownership of problems within reach

If you see a problem and have the knowledge and capacity to fix it, own it.  If you see a problem and don’t have the knowledge or capacity to fix it, call the fire department and get multiple sets of eyes on it.

Be a Friction Fighter

Be a Friction Fighter

Friction will be our enemy.  There will be a lot of it.  Do what you can to minimize friction in the process. Don’t be afraid to suggest a “Better Way” of doing something.

Ask for and Set Expectations

Ask for and Set Expectations

Let’s not fail because we were striving to meet the wrong expectations. Not knowing someone's expectations is the most common cause of resentment and failure.

Practice blameless problem-solving.

Practice blameless problem-solving

Shit happens and problems come up. Don’t worry about whose fault it is. Solve the problem first, then debrief after and see how it could have been avoided or better dealt with.

Strive for Excellence

Strive for Excellence

Every task or objective we set out to complete should be approached not with a “how do I get this done?” mindset, but one of “if there were an award for doing this better than it’s ever been done before, how do I win it?”

Have Fun

Have Fun

If we are not having fun, something is wrong. Let’s define the killjoy, find out if it’s temporary or chronic and fix it.

Be Creative

Be Creative

This project is a great opportunity for us to get creative in virtually every aspect. There are really no limits to who we help, how we engage, and how we grow.

Sound like a group you would like to be a part of?

We are all volunteers looking to make a difference in our world.  If you are interested in joining a group of Liberty-minded individuals and you feel like you align with our culture, we would like to hear from you.