Staying True To Your Values
By Cate Murden
Even if we aren’t aware of it, we all have values which govern how we live. It is a set of fundamental beliefs that act as our very own code of conduct, and having a value system is integral to a person’s identity. As a wise man once said, they can take away everything from you but the one thing they can never remove is your identity.
Companies also have core values, or principles, which represent how their leaders, managers and employees think, act and behave. A true values-led company will ensure that their values aren’t just posted on the company noticeboard, website or published in the staff handbook, but are communicated and role-modelled at the very top of the company. Ideally, the behaviours that reflect them are cascaded down and are built in to everyday operations.
Values have never been more important in the world of business and with this in mind we will be joining our client Oath UK at this year’s Huddle event.
As part of Huddle’s theme, ‘The New Era of Influence’, we believe human beings remain the most powerful force for influencing other humans. But to influence, we must understand our own value systems as we have the greatest power when we are in a position of self-awareness and have the tools at hand to manage ourselves and consistently perform at our best.
During Huddle we are running 30-minute, one-to-one personal development coaching sessions throughout the day as well as delivering a talk focusing on mindfulness, entitled Happiness by Design by PUSH coach Palma Michel. Palma, was our mindfulness coach on the highly successful Rise Up programme which we ran with Oath.
Its basis is providing tools that will help individuals act in an authentic manner that is in line with their values.
Palma will therefore share three secrets about a person’s brain that can radically transform their life and empower them to act according to their values even when in stressful situations.