Discovery of Core Values
Who am I as a person. The principles that are not negotiable in your life.
Big 3 areas
- Life partner
- community to life in
(might be connected with)
People need a meaning to derive motivation. Searching for meaning is a great motivation by itself.
Manage fears by pursuing them.
- Paradoxical intervention e.g. Try to blush when in front of others (when you fear blushing)
To find core values - connect to situations when core values were violated.
Principles to consider:
- be prepared
- showing up honest, transparent, vulnerable creates trust
- schedule based on priority
- ability to manage time
Consider the 4 domains Family, Business, Community, Self
- set 3 highest priorities in each
- define key activities for each priority and use calendar blocking
What part of my life would I write with RED PEN (so can’t be overwritten)
- proactive scheduling combined with calendar blocking
- ensure meetings with purpose, outcome and clear timebox
User the Strengthfinder to derive key strengths.
Qualities of core values
- connect to who you are in your core
- reflect YOUR differentiated point of view - describe you well
- best phrased as short & action oriented
- e.g. “find a better way and share it”
- enable to objectively rate yourself
One can use the opposite of bad phrasing to check if it is a core value.
4 Questions to discover your core values
- In what work environments are you highly engaged?
- In what professional role or jobs did you do your best work?
- What help, advice or qualities do others come to you for?
- What do you want said about you in your enology (Lobrede)?
Write down the answers and look for common themes/phrases.
Understand who you really are. What issues are the most important ones to focus on.
Be true to yourself and your own beliefs. Take inspiration from your own stories ().
Motivate, inspire others to reach their full potential.
Are self aware:
- what are you best at and what are core strengths
- and complement shortcomings (with support from others)
Act with integrity and follow their True North.
What motivates you extrinsically and intrinsically?
- Intrinsically - derived from your own sense of meaning
- e.g. personal growth, being true to believes
- Balance both
Invest in relationships and build great supporting teams (networks).
- Mentors … help to learn the critical lessons
- Personal support groups
- clarify beliefs and provide honest feedback
Integrate all aspects of your life.
- Personal, Professional, Friends, Community
Flawed types of leadership
- lack of self-esteem
- don’t take reponsibility
- follow own agenda
- are not connected with their own values
- focussed on outward faced success - money, fame, glory
- miss supporting structures
- lonely wolves
- were raising too fast (Peterchen Principle)
- Leadership Coaching
- Leadership Mentoring
- Leadership Development
- Management 3.0 - Management for Complex Domain
- Agile Values
- Importance of Agile Values and Principles
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