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🛗 Elevate Your Impact: Knowing and Harnessing the Strength of Your Values - Part 1

Published about 2 months ago • 1 min read


Hey human, why are values so important?

Over the next two weeks, we'll look at 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 reasons why.

Let's jump in...


Understanding what holds significance for you directs your focus. As someone committed to growth and having impact, your attention will naturally be drawn towards projects and people that align with your personal motivations.

It's crucial to recognise what (or who) you might overlook if you don't immediately resonate with it (or them). In modern leadership and design, it is diversity of thought and having the capacity to hold and facilitate difference that creates more meaningful solutions to current and future challenges.


Your values shape your professional path. For instance, if you prioritise societal and environmental universalism, you'll focus on systemic solutions, potentially overlooking individual experiences. Alternatively, someone valuing self-direction and security may prioritise personal experiences over broader perspectives.

As a leader or designer of important work, how would it be to open yourself to other views and opinions in service of something bigger than yourself?


Knowing your values boosts confidence in setting boundaries and expressing beliefs, influencing your standards in processes, tools, skill sets, and interactions. For example, valuing compassion may lead you to create inclusive solutions, while valuing innovation drives you towards cutting-edge approaches.

Your path is unique; there's no universal standard. It's about better knowing yourself to make intentional choices in your work.

You've got this,

PS. Next week, we'll explore the other two reasons why values are important. Stay tuned...

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Enabling senior design professionals to be more influential within their organisations. ✨ Author of this human and design character, published by BIS Publishers.📚

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