“What are your personal values?” I’ve asked this question of new leaders, long-time leaders and individual contributors. Often, I’m met with a pause and sometimes a blank stare, as many have never really thought about how to articulate their values.
Have you ever sat down and really thought about your own personal values? What drives you? What motivates you? What is most important to you? Being able to identify your values helps to guide your actions, behaviors and decisions so you can be the person you want to be.
Sidebar: If you’ve never thought about your own values, I recommend you do so. Take a few minutes and think through what is important to you. Here are 418 values to help get you started.
While personal values reflect who you are and what you stand for, organizational values serve the same purpose. Organizational values become a road map that individual employees can use to navigate situations and make decisions in line with the organization.
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