Employee core behaviours

At the Laurus Trust, it is not just about what we do but also about how we do it. Our core behaviours detailed below provide guidance on the expectations we have of our staff:

  • Adaptable – Open to change, to be flexible
  • Courageous – Willing to speak up, offer ideas, challenge the norm
  • Hard Working – Strong work ethic, prepared to go the extra mile
  • Inclusive – Treat others fairly and equally
  • Engaged – Involved/absorbed in your work, participate at all times
  • Value – Add value to your role, your team and the Trust
  • Enquiring – Have an enquiring mind, curious, improve and find solutions
  • Motivated – Pro-active, wanting to achieve goals, willingness to try, can do attitude
  • Encouraging – Giving/offering support and confidence to others, working together
  • Navigator – Providing guidance, leading when necessary
  • Tenacious – Perseverance, never giving up, whatever it takes.


As your sphere of influence grows, so grows your responsibility for stewardship of these guiding principles and qualities:

  • show unswerving commitment to the shared vision and values – badge on shirt
  • demonstrate impeccable standards of competency within areas of expertise – focus on learning
  • have a sense of urgency for sustainable results – does whatever it takes
  • challenge the status quo – eye on the horizon
  • strive for autonomy whilst securing accountability – develops agency in others
  • focus on team over self – demonstrates self-sacrificial leadership
  • commit to continuous improvement for self and others – recognises that better is possible
  • build trust through clear communication and expectations – develops commitment to the vision in others.