Steve Ventura, author of The Leadership Solution, wrote a brief, high-impact article that contains three simple but very effective leadership suggestions. The Leadership Solution is published on-line by WalkTheTalk.com.
The article is titled, “Get Happier, Healthier, & More Productive.” Ventura writes the following:
“One of the most effective ways to attain personal and professional success is to first clarify and then live your values. Each of us are loaded with good intentions and a desire to turn our values into predictable behaviors, but that’s often an easier said than done reality. However, here is a quick exercise to help you identify your core values and put them into action…
- Write out your top five core values. These are absolute; they’re your non-negotiables.”
- Prioritize them on the list, with # 1 being your core guiding principle.
- Then, list five of the most significant activities you can perform to honor your values and bring them to life.”
Ventura then suggests “now… go do them!”
This is excellent advice for any and all leaders. If you have already done this, be sure to reevaluate from time to time to be absolutely sure of your highest priority values… and that you are most effectively living them and bringing them to life.
Time well spent for every leader… and every team member of every leader!