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Whatever you think, say, decide or do in life is based on your values. Values are the things we believe deeply. They affect how we live and work with others, how we treat others and how we allow ourselves to be treated by others. They impact the quality of leader that we can ever be and the quality of outcomes we will be able to get from our people.
In the episode, Michel provides clear steps to identify your values and use them to guide how conduct yourself so that you build your vision and achieve your goals on a solid foundation.
Values are the fingerprints that show up on everything we do in our work and in our world.
Core values are the set of values that define who we are. They help others to be able to predict what we’re likely to think, say, decide or do in any given situation. These values define the core of who we are.
Imagine if you’re building a house from scratch, you would be thinking about the design, how many features, how you’ll enjoy it, how you use it, but do you ever stop to think about the kind of foundation that’s necessary for this house to be stable and safe for you to use.
That’s pretty much what happens when we think about our vision, we think about what we want to achieve, what it will be like, what the benefits will be and what we will be doing. Rarely do we stop to think about the values that are important to set the foundation for this vision and for our goals to be sustainable.
Core values are not easy to live by. If they were easy to live by, this is not the kind of society we would live in. Core values are however essential for improving the way we live with each other and the way we feel about ourselves.
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Whatever you think. Say decide. Or do in life. It’s based on your values. Or values are the things we believe. Deeply. They affect how we live and work with others, how we treat others and how we allow ourselves to be treated by others. And certainly they impact the quality of leaders that we can ever be. And the quality of outcomes we will be able to get from our people. Values. Are the fingerprints that. Show up on everything we do in our work and in our world. And so they’re really, really important. And in this episode, I want to dive a little bit more. Into a discussion of four values. I want to talk about our core values. The set of values that define who we are. And that help others to be able to predict what we’re likely to think, say, decide or do in any given situation. At these values define the core of who we are.
Welcome to UpSkill Talks brought to you by McGraw Hill. I’m your host, Michel Shah lead UpSkiller at UpSkill Community. UpSkill Talks is a podcast for leaders, leaders who are actively seeking innovative and creative ways to interact lead themselves and others. In every episode, through real life stories and enlightening conversations, we will explore the challenge. And opportunities real leaders face in today’s everchanging workplace. We will present you with real strategies for you to leverage your soft skills and produce transformative results. Thank you for joining me on this journey. Let us begin. The V in values stands for your vision and values, and it suggests that you verify your. And the values required to execute and maintain your vision and the goals along the way. Imagine if you’re building a house from scratch, you would be thinking about the design, how many features, how you’ll enjoy it, how you use it, but do you ever stop to think about the kind of foundation that’s necessary for this house to be stable and safe for you to. That’s pretty much what happens when we think about our vision, we think about what we want to achieve, what it will be like, what the benefits will be and what we will be doing. But rarely do we stop to think about the values that are important to set the foundation for this vision and for our goals to be cement and to be sustainable. So step one. Make sure you are clear on your vision and the goals that you need to achieve along the way. Step two, identify your values. think about how you’ll need to conduct yourself in order for that vision to be realized and for you to be able to sustain it. Now you’ve identified your values. I’m going to ask you to scrutinize those values. Take a look at those values and think about how does it come to be that these are the values I’ve selected. Why are these the values? Where do these values come? are these values really important to me? Or are these values imposed upon me? Am I living values that have just been conditioned to go by? Am I just living on a program or have I actually stopped and really thought about the values that are important to me based on my own needs, my own goals and the vision that I’ve set for my life. Remember when you build your house, the foundation on which you build, it is really critical. If you build your house on a risky foundation, the house is at risk. You need a strong foundation to have a home that you can feel safe living in similar. When you set vision and goals, you need to make sure that you have a strong values foundation, so that not only will you go after the goals and dreams that you have, but that once you achieve them, they’re sustainable and your dreams and vision are not always at risk. A poor values foundation puts your vision at risk Ask 10 people who know you well and who you trust to comment on what your values are. Take that feedback and scrutinize the feedback. What surprised you were there values that you believe are important to you that no one was able to identify? Or were there values that you believe are important to you? And most people identified. Take a look at this list. And if you ended up with no one identifying values that were important to you, this is a time for you to go back and reflect and to think about what are my words, behaviors, decisions saying about me, what are they saying about my values and how can I modify what I say, what I do and how I decide on important things to make sure that those are in alignment with what I believe my important values are, because if no one is noticing that you have a value, it probably is not that important to you. You need to demonstrate the value If others are noticing the values that you consider to be important while kudos. to you. Find people at work, people at school, people in your community, and get a broad range of perspectives to see how people are experiencing what you consider to be important values. I wanna share three keys about your core values. Number one core values cannot be simp stated. They must be demonstrated. Number two core values, impact how we think, how we make decisions and how we behave. All our actions as a result, the evidence of our core values is noticeable by others. And so if you are asking others for feedback on the values that are most important to you and they have not noticed it, it’s an opportunity for us to be really thinking about what aspects of our thinking or decision making and our actions. Should we be tightening up? Should we. Be modifying in order to be closer aligned with what we say are our important values. And that has to be an ongoing process because as we continue to do more, we have opportunities to tighten this. We may shift off track and so ongoing feedback is going to be essential to making sure that we are continually demonstrating what we call our core values. Go ahead and expand your circle of people to get more and more information until you notice patterns based on what people are saying about your values and patterns that are meaningful for you to compare with your own thoughts. Core values are not easy to live by if they were easy to live by, this is not the kind of society we would live in. Core values are hard to live by they’re painful, uncomfortable, but the thing about core values when we are committed to them, is that whether or not there is discomfort, there is pain. There is pleasure. We will live by these. We have committed that we will not waiver from. Values. And so when you are in a sunshine day, you’ll demonstrate your values, your core values. When it’s you’re in the middle of a storm, you will demonstrate your core values. And that’s how, you know, this is a core value. If you can demonstrate this value in the midst of trauma, loss, grief, pain, discomfort, and likewise demonstrated with the height of success or the depth of failure. That’s when you know, this is a core. value thank you for listening to this episode of UpSkill Talks brought to you by McGraw Hill. We bring you new episodes every Monday. Please take a moment to subscribe, leave a five star rating and a written review at apple podcast. Or follow us on. By Google podcast or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts, don’t forget to share UpSkill talks with other leaders like yourself. So they too may gain the skills and insights to produce amazing results. Please go to UpSkillCommunity.com to review show notes and learn how you can join a community of leaders from across the globe. Collaborating to lead in a more meaningful and impactful way. I’m your host, Michel Shah. And again, thank you for joining me on this episode of UpSkill Talks.
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