Values transcend context and experience. Values provide foundation. Values enable you to make decisions in situations that you have never faced before. Values are who you are and they are “played out” each time you act. What are your core values? Not sure? Try the following exercise.
- Take a look at the list of common values linked here (Common Core Values)
- Choose 10 that are significant to you (add your own if you prefer because the list is not exhaustive)
- Trim the list to five to seven values that are most important in your life
- Those are your core values
Are you allowing your core values to influence your leadership?