It’s essential for leader’s to focus on their core values. A leader’s core values should be their compass which directs, guides, and manages their life. The word value means, “to consider with respect to worth, excellence, usefulness, or importance” and “to regard or esteem highly.” Core values are simply things which have the most value in your life. Which might include things such as a spouse, family, parenting, relationships, spirituality, or health. Everyone has core values but not everyone focuses on them.
The problem is when other things take the time away from your values. I have heard many people say they value their family but who are always at work. Or they value their health but never exercise or eat healthy. But a leader should focus first on their core values. Which often has nothing to do with their leadership position or title. It takes daily prioritizing and discipline to stay focused on your core values. But the rewards are countless.
What are some of your core values and how do you stay focused on them?