Maybe you've asked the same thing when you were pressed to memorize your company's values. What's the big deal with these values? And I've heard several people share that their church leaders go through the process of naming and proclaiming their values by rote because it's the current thing to do, not fully understanding the
The first thing that helped open my eyes was reading the book Fierce Conversations. Author, Susan Scott explained
Much like the body, when the employees or members of organizations and companies are not living out the values of the place where they spend 1/3 of their time, their lives and the organization suffer.
The second thing that convinced me of how important it is to live out our values is what happened at Penn State. I've heard over and over how much Penn Stare values moral character. But the leadership's walk didn't match their values when they chose guarding their reputation over doing the right thing. They chose to look
Understanding the importance of living in alignment with your values puts a whole new light
- Identify just what is important.
- Communicate the values effectively,
- Hire people that align with your values. (companies)
- Encourage my employees, members, family to live them out. (celebrate and reward)
- Model them myself.
I am successful to the degree that who I am,
who God wants me to be,
and what I live
are in alignment.