A collaborative crew is stronger than the sum of its individual members
Grant sincerity — Assume your fellow crew members are sincerely on your side, looking out for you. Start from that base and interactions will be more meaningful.
Celebrate differences — We are all the sum of our many and varied experiences. We see and interact with the world based on them. Seek to explore and be enlightened by those differences.
Listen — We are often so busy working to uphold our end of the conversation or relationship that we forget to listen to the verbal and non verbal signals from those around us. Be mindful of the spaces between the words.
Be safe — We will encounter danger in our voyage no matter how careful we are. Look out for — and take care of — one another. Speak up. Don’t be afraid to voice your concern if you see someone or something at risk.
Be patient — We are all learning. That is part of the voyage. Some will get there faster. Use the time to help others catch up. Speak softly. Be kind. Teach and be taught.
Enjoy the journey — Marcel Proust, the 19th century French writer, offered this thought that has relevance for us today:
"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes." --Ken Brusic