Our Values are what drive our behaviour
Before I did my first NLP practitioner programme in 1997, I had no idea what my values were. I was just so busy getting on with my work that I hadn’t stopped long enough to notice what was important to me.
Since then I’ve come across many managers and leaders who also have no idea what their values are. They are so caught up with getting on with their job that they don’t notice what is really important to them. And needless to say, if they aren’t aware of what is important to them, they aren’t aware of what’s important to those that they work with and manage.
Without knowing what someone’s values are it’s hard to know what motivates them. It’s also hard to know how to influence and manage their performance without knowing their values.
Values are also at the heart of conflict situations
When people have different values it’s often the cause of conflict. Take for instance if people have different work ethics, maybe one person has a more laid back approach and the other person prefers to crack on and get a task finished, or they don’t believe in working after hours but someone else is happy to take work home with them, or someone defines respect as people acknowledging them where as another may want loyalty, trust and inclusion before they feel that they are respected in the company.
My values and those of the people who work at Key Talent Partners
- Results focused. We are focused on your needs at all times as we are motivated by achieving results.
- Passionate about learning and development. We all love to develop our thinking and are passionate about personal development.
- Behavioural flexibility and adaptability. We value resilience and the ability to bounce back and not get stuck or be rigid in our thinking.
- Immense curiosity about how things and people work. We are all interested in what makes people do what they do?
- Freedom to choose.We are all self-employed because we love to be able to have the freedom to choose what, where, when, how and who with…
- Ownership and responsibility for our own decisions. We love to be empowered.
- Happiness, contentment and fulfilment is what makes us get out of bed in the morning.