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Values & Personal Values – our definition

by Rick Baker
On Jan 18, 2011
At Spirited Leaders, values and personal values mean the same thing.
Values & Personal Values
  • the qualities, standards, and principles a person desires, admires, and aspires to
  • the driving forces, which influence a person’s thoughts and actions
  • the driving forces, which influence the character a person presents to other people
We believe the business Leader’s personal values are not just the driving force for the Leader, but also the main driving force for the business.
Businesses have a chance to excel when:
  1. the Leader has ‘admirable’ Values
  2. the Leader is able to clearly state those Values
  3. the leadership team discusses, understands and embraces the Leader’s Values
  4. the personal Values of the members of the leadership team mesh with and complement the Leader’s Values…this combination of personal Values becomes the basis of the business Culture…Culture Statements are communicated repeatedly, set in writing, and posted for all to see
  5. the leadership team works to ensure all employees at the business discuss, understand, and embrace the business Culture
All of this is captured in our V-C-C-V Philosophy [see links below]
Values → Culture → Communication → Value
That is, Values fuel the delivery of Value…and delivery of Value fuels business success and profitability.


Definitions - Spirited Words Defined | Spirited Leaders | Values: Personal Values

Comments (7) -

12/17/2011 12:53:14 PM #

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quite. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."

Helen Keller

rick baker
4/28/2012 9:36:25 PM #

"Values are the rules or internal guidelines by which you live your life. They determine the boundaries of your behavior."

Ron Willingham
‘The Inner Game Of Selling’, (2006)

rick baker
5/26/2012 6:30:03 PM #

"Choosing your priorities and values makes the strongest possible statement about who you are in this life."

Laurence G. Boldt
'ZEN and the art of making a living', (2009)

rick baker
1/22/2013 9:08:01 PM #

"In the end, it is our feelings which give any value to the outcome of our thinking. The purpose of thinking is to serve our values and our feelings. This is not to say that feelings are always helpful or justified."

Edward de Bono
'Teach Yourself To Think', 1995

rick baker
7/13/2013 11:27:44 PM #

“Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.”

Mahatma Gandhi
Indian Leader (1869-1948)

rick baker
7/13/2013 11:36:45 PM #

“People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.”

Stephen R. Covey
American Author & Management Expert 91932-2012)

rick baker
8/24/2013 10:24:02 AM #

3 Types of Values

1. Ethical
2. Relationship
3. Success

John C. Maxwell
'How Successful People Lead', (2013)

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