Why Following Your Core Values Matter

Every organization should have a set of core values. Core Values are the values your organization believes in, follows, and believes will take it to the next level.

The values organizations choose can vary widely. You may see some organizations choose the following:

  • Integrity
  • Positivity
  • Teamwork
  • Transparency
  • Honesty
  • Curiosity
  • Inclusion
  • Quality
  • Respect
  • Fairness
Person in a red tank top sitting down. Hands are being taped up, ready to fight.

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The list could go on. Prior to writing this article, I searched for “core values” and thousands of sites were found on Google talking about this topic. Many of those listed out hundreds of core values for you to consider for your business.

Organizational leaders pick and choose the values they want for their organizations. And then what?

You may talk about your organization’s values, display them on the wall, and say everyone needs to have those values. 

5 Ways Leaders Can Build Trust

Trust is essential for any leader. Without trust, you can’t lead anyone willingly.

I started my new job July 29th, 2013. I was nervous, excited, fearful, but most of all, ready for the challenge. I was scared because it’s something new. Anxiety and worries follow fear with any new endeavor. The combination of fear, anxiety, worries is a great recipe for mistakes and missed opportunities at a new job.

Trust standing at the edge

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What kills my fears, worries, and anxiety about a new job is my solid plan. I have a “money-back guarantee” strategy that will not fail. This strategy is based on the wisdom I’ve gathered in my career, excellent books like 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and How to Win Friends and Influence People.