In teaching professionalism, our core value and approach is brutal honesty. Here’s the problem: too many euphemisms and trying to say everything in the nicest words far too often masks the importance and urgency of the underlying message. Not here! Our approach is centered around saying the hard things. Indeed, the reason why the rules here are usually not taught is that it’s often too depressing to say out loud because it reveals the difference between the world we live in and the one we want to live in: we, as much as anyone else, want to live in the world where we’re judged first and foremost by the quality of our work and the results itself, and not in how we communicate about the work or how we respond to challenges, issues, and problems. But we swallow the bitter pill on the reality of the workspace and hold your hand to help you navigate its waters.