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💫 Part 2 of Elevating Your Impact: Knowing and Harnessing the Strength of Your Values

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Welcome to Part 2 of 'Knowing and Harnessing the Strength of your Values'

Last week we covered how Values:

  • Direct your attention
  • Direct your priorities
  • Define your standards

Now we'll explore the final two points (4, 5)

4. VALUES DEFINE your BEHAVIOURS

Values serve as guiding principles, shaping behaviours and choices.

For instance, if you prioritise benevolence, you'll likely focus on caring for loved ones and colleagues. On the other hand, valuing stimulation may lead to a penchant for continuously exploring new ideas without delving deeply into any one concept.

Recognising these differences among team members offers valuable insights into their actions. Instead of feeling frustrated by difference, there's an opportunity to provide guidance, helping them navigate overlooked aspects.

By acknowledging and leveraging these diverse values, teams can cultivate strength and flow through understanding and collaboration.

5. VALUES INFORM your MEANING MAKING

Have you ever seen a movie with someone, and when you discuss it afterwards, it's like you saw two completely different films? Each of you noticed and were impacted by different things.

Interpreting what we observe is heavily influenced by our values and experiences. Reflecting on these interpretations enables designers and leaders to assess biases and ensure fairness in solution design. Collaboration with diverse perspectives requires understanding and empathy to create solutions that genuinely resonate.

Recognising the uniqueness of each individual's approach is crucial. Heart-centred designers and leaders aim to empathise deeply, striving for genuine understanding by acknowledging the lenses that shape their perceptions.

“Open your arms to CHANGE
but don't let go of your VALUES."
- Dalai Lama

Thanks Dalai. 🙏🏼

And thank yourself too. The fact that you are looking within at what you hold dear, means you care about who you are and how you are in the world. The more you align those parts, the greater your impact will be.

You've got this,

PS. Our latest course 'Redefining Beliefs: Shifting Your Perspective for Greater Impact' is launching next week.
Watch. This. Space. 🧑🏽‍🚀


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This Human by Melis Senova

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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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