Respecting Others

A flippant, frivolous person may ridicule others, may controvert (fall out from them, argue against, and bicker with) them, scorn them; but he who has any respect for himself seems to have renounced the right of thinking meanly of others. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I miss some of the old values. That of charity, respect, dignity, honor... the things Goethe refers to in both the quotes that I share.

I have to admit, I cannot watch the presidential debates. Notice the language Goethe uses (thinking meanly of others). Attacking, vilifying, mocking, slandering, accusing, despising, cursing... rude interruptions, utter disregard for the basic rules of civil discourse... 

Leadership Lesson 03: Values Buy In

Leadership Lesson 03: Values Buy In
If you don't stick to your values when they're being tested, they're not values: They're hobbies.

Important Question:
So when I first read this quote, I had a new idea. Who is the one who needs the MOST BUY-IN to your values? 

Leadership Lesson 03: Values, Commitment and Culture

Leadership Lesson 03:
It's not hard to make decisions once you know what your values are.  

Roy Disney

Right now I am working with several groups of leaders who are thinking about mission, vision and values. Here is the essential idea:

Values drive commitment and define culture.

First - values drive commitment.
You (and everyone else) need to commit to something that is important. If it is not important to you, you won't be committed. Values are the things or ways that are important to you. When you identify your values, you are more likely to commit to them.

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