Gracious Professionalism® is part of the ethos of FIRST. The idea and phrase are found throughout
FIRST, but no one has been a stronger champion than FIRST National Advisor, Woodie Flowers.
“Gracious Professionalism is a way of doing things that encourages high-quality work,
emphasizes the value of others, and respects individuals and the community. With
Gracious Professionalism, fierce competition and mutual gain are not separate notions.
Gracious professionals learn and compete like crazy, but treat one another with respect
and kindness in the process.”