“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier”
Thursday 18th October is ‘World Values Day’. It’s an ideal opportunity to stop and take the time to think about your most deeply held values.
What are Values?
Values are the things that are important to us such as respect, honesty and integrity. They are deeply held principles that guide our decisions and behaviours, and influence our emotions. Values are at the core of who we are. They are our motivators, our drivers, and the reason why we do the things we do.
What happens when your core values are not met or ignored?
Who or what has been ‘pressing your buttons’ today? If you find yourself getting irritated, frustrated or generally fed up, this is often the result of one of your core values being compromised or ignored. This can create the ideal breeding ground for conflict, both internally and externally, adding to the stress in your life.
How do your values impact on your team?
When you understand your core values, it will start to make sense why certain people and certain behaviours frustrate you, and why you are not getting the results you want in life.
Once you recognise what your core values are, you can explore and share these values with your colleagues, and find out what’s important to them.
Consider what underpinning values will be instrumental to your shared success? If you want to be able to manage the expectations your team has of you, make an effort to find out what is important to them too. You do not have to have exactly the same values, but as long as you have mutual respect for each other’s values, you will be amazed at how your relationships improve.
Find out more about World Values Day and explore your own values here… https://www.worldvaluesday.com