Values Exercise and Listing

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Values Exercise and Listing
Defining the core values of your organization is an important step in setting the tone for
all growth initiatives you undertake. Your values are the foundation for your future and
are integrally related to your mission, vision, and objectives. Your values are the things
you care about and believe in, as well as are committed to and are willing to be held
accountable for.
The values exercise and listing found on page two is helpful in gaining alignment
among leaders and managers and is important for highlighting core values differences
in your business.
To perform this exercise, request that each of your key leaders take the values listing on
page two and select their top 5 values in order of priority (1 through 5). Encourage the
participants to add a value that is dear to them if it is not listed.
Then, take those inputs and select your organizational core values in order of priority,
allowing no more than 10 total values to “make the cut.” This exercise can be conducted
as homework for a firm retreat and turned in prior so that you have time to compile.
Use the ConvergenceCoaching, LLC Values Compilation Grid tool to speed the process.
Once you’ve compiled your firm’s values, we encourage you to elect a member of the
team to then write a one or two line definition to each value selected and pass it around
to gain group approval. This really helps to further communicate what it is you care
about, believe in, are committed to and are willing to be held accountable for. This type
of document also makes for a great page of content on your web site, a tastefully
designed and framed poster for your lobby, and/or content for your firm brochure.
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Values Exercise and Listing
Please rank the following values from 1-10, with 1 being the highest rated value:
Corporate and Firm Values Listing
Accountability
Appreciation
Authenticity
Challenge
Client Satisfaction
Collaboration
Communication
Community
Compassion
Consistency
Courage
Diversity
Efficiency
Fulfillment
Empowerment
Excellence
Expertise
Fairness
Family
Flexibility
Fun
Growth
Hard work
Honesty
Humility
Independence
Initiative
Innovation
Integrity
Intimacy
Intuition
Leadership
Learning
Listening
Loyalty
Objectivity
Opportunity
Organization/Order
Owner Income
Passion
People/HR
Process/Systems
Profitability
Punctuality
Quality
Relationships
Respect
Responsibility
Teamwork
Technology
Trust
Vision
Vulnerability
Wisdom
Work/life Balance
Was there a value that your firm or organization holds dear that is not listed here? If so,
what is it and how does it rank in your top 10?
Was this exercise easy or hard for your firm or organization? Why?
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