Most businesses and many individuals have values that they hold as a priority for how they operate on a daily basis.
When I ask someone about their values, they might respond with, “Personal or business?” and that sets up a great conversation. The minute you tell me you’re not happy in your job, I’m willing to bet there is a value issue. Our values are our values and we know when we’re not aligned.
How do we start down the path of really working on the values that are a foundation, that weave into our daily lives? I can share a few resources and invite you to do the same.
I’m a huge fan of Ann Rhoades’ book, Built on Values, and her plan for organizations to use a Values Blueprint. She was deeply engaged with developing culture at beloved Southwest Airlines so she has a great deal of insight.
When we dig into Dare to Lead the values exercise can be quite challenging. You’re going to narrow it down to just two. Yes, it can be done. Yes, I know it’s challenging. Yes, it changes you to firmly understand these two values and to know the minute you start moving away from those values. You can find resources on the Dare To Lead site around values and operationalizing those values or check out the upcoming events page where I’m facilitating work and you can join in person.