Successful Relationships Reading Corner

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week, we wrote about why it is important to learn what your core values are. Here are some other writers with lists of values and how to use them.

Understanding Our Core Values: An Exercise for Individuals and Teams “In Dare to Lead, Brené [Brown] presents a list of values. The list includes a diverse set of over 100 values, values like accountability, achievement, balance, competence, excellence, family, giving back, joy, legacy, order, patience, recognition, resourcefulness, travel, wealth, and wisdom. You can also add your own values. The exercise is to narrow this large list of values down to your two core values.”

How to Uncover Your Core Values “Whether you know explicitly or not, you all have a set of core values that determine almost everything in your life. You are at your best when your actions correspond to your values and your beliefs. But how can you rely on a value that you cannot name? How can you infuse your life with core values that you cannot understand.”

Core Values: Which Ones, How Many and What to Do With Them Once You Have Them “Core values are the heart of who you are and what you believe in; how you need to operate in the world to be true to yourself. Choosing your core values is a process, so give yourself time and space to find the ones that fit just right. These are going to be the grounding points of your business and your life. They will serve as your compass for how you want to show up as a business owner, leader, client and partner; in conflict, in change, in celebration. When you know who you are and what you stand for, you can rely on that day in and day out. You have a ballast, a guiding foundation for what to do in any situation.”

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