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Jessica C

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Transcript of Values

Values Presented by Professor Brian To (Senior Wharton Fellow)
bto@wharton.upenn.edu Your values are the things that you believe are important in the way you live and work, they determine your priorities When the things that you do and the way you behave match your values, you're satisfied and content. But when these don't align with your values, that's when things feel... wrong, this can be a real source of unhappiness. Values are usually fairly stable, yet they don't have strict limits or boundaries. Also, as you move through life, your values may change. When you define your values, you discover what's truly important to you. Check your top-priority values, and make sure they fit with your life and your vision for yourself. When you consider your values in decision making, value-based choices may not always be easy. Your values are a central part of who you are – and who you want to be. When many options seem reasonable, it's helpful and comforting to rely on your values – and use them as a strong guiding force to point you in the right direction. That is why making a conscious effort to
identify your values is important. A good way of starting to do this is to look back on your life, identify when you felt really good, and really confident that you were making good choices. However, making a choice that you know is right is a lot less difficult in the long run. Prepared by Jessica Chung When you define your values, you discover what's truly important to you. Step 1: Identify the times when you were happiest Step 2: Identify the times when you were most proud Step 3: Identify the times when you were most fulfilled and satisfied in your career and personal life. Step 4: Determine your top values, based on your experiences of happiness, pride, and fulfillment Step 5: Prioritize your top values Step 6: Reaffirm your values Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer, Inc., once remarked, “The only thing that works is management by values. Find people who are competent and really bright, but more importantly, people who care exactly about the same thing you care about.” Value Based Leadership The fusion of personal values with a company’s expressed work ethic may result in the development of greater employee loyalty and respect for the organization. if an employee truly believes in the work that he or she performs for an employer, that employee will be invigorated to create a necessary, safe and beneficial service or product with pride, dedication and respect to purpose Fair Dealing Ensuring fair treatment for employees, customers rooted in the corporation’s perspective. Building Trust: Basing Decisions on Values Rather Than Beliefs if you use beliefs to make decisions, those decisions will reflect your past history in dealing with similar situations if you use values to make decisions, those decisions will align with the future you want to experience Values-based leadership is a way of making authentic decisions that build the trust and commitment of employees and customers. Values play an important role in our lives, being able to recognize, understand and articulate one’s own values set becomes critical in sound decision making. but beliefs are not equipped to handle complex new situations that have not been experienced previously
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