The PONY Principles
Play is Powerful
Play transforms our personal health, our relationships, and our capacity for innovation. Play transforms our personal health, our relationships, and our capacity for innovation. It generates optimism, lightheartedness, imagination and storytelling. Play inspires a love of learning and is the gateway to lifelong vitality.
Own Your Emotions
The ability to monitor one's own and other people's emotions defines emotional intelligence. Exposure to systematic methods that foster increased awareness, emotional control and expression provide key building blocks for personal and professional success.
Leaders strategically design learning environments that provide safe and welcoming spaces, and that empower individuals to take risks and thrive. Leaders carefully select environments including both physical and emotional components that employ positive words and actions, support cooperation and connection, and encourage the discovery of personal strengths.
YOU As Leader
The manifestation of a person's values is embodied by how that individual walks through the world. Excellent leaders understand their impact on others and can efficiently utilize this knowledge to implement effective leadership strategies and techniques.