Crawford Core Value - Resourcefullness

RESOURCEFULNESS is to find a Way

Resourcefulness is the ability to find a way to achieve your goal.  This is especially true when the goal is difficult to achieve and when little or no direction is given.  Resourcefulness is the ability to think creatively, to generate ideas, and to identify alternatives.  Resourcefulness is also imagination, the ability to visualize how something could be achieved when there is nothing there but the vision.

To be resourceful takes self-belief and an iron will.  First, self-belief empowers with the belief that there is a way to achieve the outcome.  Second, it takes an iron will to ignore the naysayers, the devil's advocates, and those who simply lack resourcefulness themselves and so have no interest in seeing you succeed.  

Resourcefulness is close to ownership and attitude (two other Core Values) in that the underlying or common theme is "doing whatever it takes" to honor our company pledge of quality, service and honoring our word.  It goes back to the idea that we are all committed to our results.  If you expect excellence from yourself and those under your charge, then be committed to excellence in everything you do and do not stop until you succeed. 

"Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used." Richard Byrd

"Resourcefulness is the most essential weapon in a leader's arsenal."  Bill Hybels