Before you can lead others – establish a mission statement, focus, direct and guide others to bring a product or service successfully to market – you need to clarify your core convictions, your values. The way you lead or run your business is an extension of how you personally conduct yourself on a day-to-day basis. Your values indicate what is important to you.
Your core values guide the behavior and the decision-making of your workforce. Whatever values you play out in your life, good or bad, will influence the behavior of your family members, your employees and the outcome of your enterprise. Your team(s) looks to you as the model for the values you espouse. As a leader, you need to show consistently what those “values” talk and walk like. When the walk doesn’t match the talk, when core values are inconsistent, they become the source of mistrust, cynicism, and low performance at home and at work.
- What drive your priorities in life
- How you like to spend your time
- What give you the most enjoyment and satisfaction
- How you relate to others
Clarifying your values helps you understand yourself and why you choose to act the way you do. Knowing your values provides focus and identifies characteristics you would like to develop, live and lead by. Take my Core Values exercise and learn more about you, your family and your team.
CoreCoaching is all about capitalizing on your strengths and developing aspects of yourself you want to strengthen. Contact me at Rebecca@mindfulcommunication.com