ConvergenceCoaching, LLC 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. 1 of 2 ©Copyright ConvergenceCoaching, LLC 2000-2009 All rights reserved. ConvergenceCoaching, LLC 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? 2 of 2 ©Copyright ConvergenceCoaching, LLC 2000-2009 All rights reserved.