Values Perspectives is a different way of looking at and working with values, whether you want to really understand what drives your own life and work choices; or if you want to build a foundation of shared values energy with your team, or, align your organization behind a truly shared sense of purpose.
Cheryl and Kenton have presented us with a valuable gift by clarifying the process of identifying those values that influence our decisions and behavior. They have developed a model that brings safety to the reflection process and invites engagement by those who may feel excluded from this vital conversation.
—Robert N. Thomas, Ph.D., Professor of the Practice, Institute of Leadership & Entrepreneurship, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology
values move the world
Simply put, values are energy. They motivate us, so that we want to move toward the people and things we feel share our values—and away from the ones we feel do not. Our values direct our attention. And what we pay attention to--how we prioritize things in our lives, how we make decisions, and what actions we take, in every moment--together create the world as we each experience it.
Some values have been with us since early in life, and may stay with us for a lifetime. Others become more important with life experience and the realization that we can choose our values. It’s up to us.
Especially important to keep in mind: we may assume we share the same values—or not—as another person or group. The only way to find out is ask. What you learn may surprise you!
Values move us, always. They filter our perceptions of the world, both consciously and unconsciously--even at the cellular level. Our values profoundly affect our relationships, our livelihood, our health and our quality of life.
We can change our values. It is up to us to decide what is most important and give it priority.
It makes a difference what value combines with what other. Our values clusters make us unique.
What Respect means to me and what Respect means to you may be very different things. Having a values dialogue can make the difference between conflict and communication.
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Values can make job interviews more successful, and less painful.
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