Welcome to Novareté

Novareté is a new approach to achieving excellence that defines, aligns, and reinforces your organization's core values.

This instance of Novareté is designed to foster understanding of this organization's values







The value of respect means recognizing the intrinsic worth and dignity of all people and things in the world and treating them accordingly. A respectful person is not an oppressor, a tyrant, or a manipulator. He or she is a person willing to appreciate, admire, esteem, and even venerate the world for what it is?including oneself. Respect is an intrinsic component of justice, as the virtue that inclines us to give everybody what is due to them. Respect is an attitude of serving others rather than using them. We can talk about different kinds of respect by looking at its possible objects: Laws; the Environment; Different beliefs and traditions; God; Life and all fundamental human rights; Family; Public and private institutions; Self-respect. Ultimately, respect is an expression of love for ourselves and for the entire universe.


Human beings are not isolated individuals – “no man is an island, entire of itself,” as the poet said. They are members of communities, and both derive benefits from and make contributions to the community. Classical ethics sees the common good as superior to individuals’ goods, not only because it encompasses the good of more individuals, but because it is the essential condition for the good of each and every member of the community. The common good does not have a separate abstract existence, but is realized in and through the lives of all the members of the community. It is deeply, integrally related to justice: that all the members of the community receive what is due to him or her, and contribute what is due from him or her.


Aristotle famously said that “all men by nature desire to know.” Knowledge is among the self-evident goods that men pursue – self-evident because, quite apart from extrinsic benefits knowledge can lead to, it is simply good for its own sake. Human beings seek, not just isolated bits of knowledge, but especially truth about the most important questions: the nature of reality, the place of human beings within it, and the way they ought to live their lives. Knowledge of truth is also instrumentally good: it makes possible the successful pursuit of many other goods (e.g., health, security, economic well-being, effective communication and cooperation with others) that are essential components of the common good.


All people should try to fully develop and to make the best use of their talents, skills, and potential. This is at the same time a natural human ambition and a moral responsibility. In a sense, to do otherwise would be unjust towards oneself, one’s family, and one’s community. Achieving professional excellence is about finding and pursuing our mission or vocation in life. It involves finding the best way to fulfill ourselves and serve the other people around us. For a normal person, his or her work (whether it is done at home or in some office) is an essential part of the primary meaning in life.