As Kouzes and Posner explain, the best leaders have a clear understanding of their personal values and ideals. The Leadership Challenge Values Cards can help any experienced or aspiring leader to clarify these personal values, as well as to build consensus on shared values that will guide them and their teams in taking decisions and actions in all situations. Each of the Values Cards is pre-printed with key words such as creativity, loyalty, and teamwork so that participants can more easily identify and record the values that are most meaningful to them. The Facilitator's Guide contains 11 dynamic activities: 2 introductory activities, 6 Personal Values Drive Commitment Activities, and 3 Shared Values Make a Difference Activities. Facilitators will need to purchase a deck of the cards for each participant.
After the workshop or coaching session, the cards become a take-away for the participants—they can use their deck as a tool for reflection and as an aide for helping to clarify the values with their own constituents. They can also be used at home to engage family members in the all-important conversations about the beliefs they'd like to live by.
Praise for The Leadership Challenge Values Cards Facilitator's Guide
"When I went to the Workshop, I was at a turning point in my professional and personal lives. After doing the Values Cards activity, I realized that I was not 'living my values' to the fullest extent in either area. After the workshop, I had conversations with folks in my personal and professional lives as to what is important to me and what I stand for. As a result, I was able to make adjustments in both areas of my life."
Ken Hurdle, chief ombudsman, CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
About the Author
Jo Bell and Renee Harness are partners in Third Eye Leadership in Indianapolis, Indiana. As Certified Masters of The Leadership Challenge, they focus on engaging the leader within people at all levels through workshops and consultancies.
Table of ContentsWEBSITE TABLE OF CONTENTS.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS.
The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership.
Table 1. The Five Practices and Ten Commitments of Leadership.
Model the Way: Clarify Values, Set the Example.
Figure 1. The impact of values clarity on commitment.
The Leadership Challenge Values Cards.
How to Use This Facilitator's Guide.
Overall Flow of Activities.
Activity Design and Description.
Suggestions for Successful Results.
THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE VALUES CARD ACTIVITIES.
Activity 1: Values Matter Board Game.
Activity 2: Leaders Tell Us . . ..*
PERSONAL VALUES DRIVE COMMITMENT ACTIVITIES.
Activity 3: Values Card Sort*.
Activity 4: Aligning Actions with Values*.
Activity 5: Are My Actions Aligned?
Activity 6: Values and Individual Interactions: How Values Infl uence Our Interactions.
Activity 7: Case Studies: Values as Coaching Tools.
Activity 8: Your Challenging Situation: Values as Coaching Tools.
SHARED VALUES THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE ACTIVITIES.
Activity 9: Shared Team Values: Keeping Personal Values in Mind.
Activity 10: Creating Team Values.
Activity 11: Organizational, Team, and Personal Values in Action.