This week we talked about the Strength of Belief, which is heavily rooted in a strong values-system. We all understand what values are, even if we haven’t yet exactly defined our own values. If you’re one of those people, don’t worry. They develop over time through a combination of life experience, education, and your personal, natural preferences. We can discuss this more at another time.
So, what role, if any, do personal values play in your role as a leader? The simple answer is, a huge one!
The decisions you make, the words you write, the emotional emphasis you apply, when you choose to smile, how you talk to people, what you get excited about, what you get upset about, how you show it, etc. It is all determined by what you value.
What’s equally important, your choices communicate your values to others. So, as you’re solidifying what your values are, make sure you’re living them in your choices and actions. Otherwise, what’s the point?