What’s Important is about Values Perspectives: 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. Values Perspectives is a twofold approach, supported by an online values survey. It looks, in a non-judgmental way, at both your highest-priority values–your real values–and at the worldview-lens that colors how you interpret your values, and the values of others around you. This book is about why that matters, and how to understand and work with values to get the most out of them. What’s Important is also a practical handbook for the coach, counselor, teacher, internal or external consultant and change agent who knows that values are our deepest drivers, and that values can unlock immense potential for self-awareness, communication, influence and positive group energy when we know how.
“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 and Entrepreneurship, Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology
“What’s Important opens several doors into the deeper understanding of the complex connections between the values of the individual and of the group.”
– Kjersti Johanne Steinskog, Managing Partner, Business Inspirator, Oslo
“Hyatt and De Ciantis take us through a journey of discovery of the power of values–an energetic force, a motivator, they advise us. An invaluable tool, What’s Important will make you wonder why you have kept your values in your back pocket–and teach you how to benefit from them.”
– Lina M. Echeverría, Author of Idea Agent