These questions and guidelines will help you surface the right values for your team. Team values don’t need to be exactly the same as your company values, as long as they are aligned and don’t conflict.
What values are needed to fulfill your team’s purpose?
Values drive purpose. First identify your team’s purpose. . . . → Read More: How to Surface and Align Team Values
“Vision is a clearly articulated, results-oriented picture of a future you intend to create. It is a dream with direction.” In short, vision is a combination of three basic elements: 1) a significant purpose, reason for existence, 2) a clear picture of the future, and 3) the underlying core values.
In my last two posts, . . . → Read More: To Create an Enduring Vision, Values Must Support Purpose
To live intentionally, you must surface your values – not the ones you think you should have, but the ones you really do have.
Our values are our deeply held beliefs about what is right and good.
Values drive our behaviors, whether we are conscious of them or not.
Many people . . . → Read More: Are You Consciously (or Unconsciously) Values-Driven?
Can everyone in your organization explain each of the values and how they personally act on them? They can at companies like Disney, Starbucks, Southwest, McDonalds and Google – all listed in the top 15 of the 2012 most admired companies. . . . → Read More: Without Clear Values, You Are Probably Losing Business
Someone on the leadership team suggested it would be a good idea to identify our values. The regular agenda for the leadership team meetings was already jam-packed, and no one had time for an extra meeting to do this work, so the task was assigned to a . . . → Read More: 5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Identifying Team Values
In Full Steam Ahead! Unleash the Power of Vision, we provide this definition of vision:
“Vision is knowing who you are, where you’re going, and what will guide the journey.” – Ken Blanchard and Jesse Lyn Stoner
A much earlier definition I wrote is quoted by Zig Ziglar in Over the Top:
. . . → Read More: Characteristics of an Effective Vision: Create a DRIVING Vision
The events before, during and after the January 13 tragedy aboard the Costa Concordia point to a true failure of leadership at every level, from the captain who ran the luxury liner aground during a drive by “salute” off the island of Isola del Giglio to the chief executive Pier Luigi Foschi who denies any . . . → Read More: Lessons from the Costa Concordia: A Case For Company Values
Today’s post is a guest post by Mark Goulston, M.D. This article first appeared in the Los Angeles Times, distributed by Tribune Media Services. Dr. Goulston is a business psychiatrist, executive coach and author of Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone. Follow him on Twitter @MarkGoulston
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How long should your vision statement be?
The answer: Long enough.
Long enough to evoke a noble sense of purpose, provide a call to action, and describe a clear picture of your destination.
These four vision statements work because they condense a lot of information into an inspiring statement that is quickly understood by . . . → Read More: Vision Statements That Work: The Long and Short of It
What makes a vision work? Why do some visions galvanize people toward great achievement while others cause your eyes to glaze over?
What all great visions have in common is they provide an answer to these three questions:
1) Destination: Where are we going?
2) . . . → Read More: The Key to Visions That Work