Values, explicit or implicit, can be a powerful guide. We want more of what matters to us. And often, values point to a bigger context that also matters. Decisions are then the key way this comes to life.
I am wrapping up an interim gig and realized, as I am going through some form of transition again, I am not particularly good at them. Also, looking around and talking to people, I might not be alone in this... Transitions shake up the routine. They remind us that there is a whole world we … Continue reading On leaving, endings and transitions
What values mean can also differ across cultures. This is where having conversations, spending time with people to see what they do, and learning from them is the most productive to go beyond a mere label. Often we stop at the label. Having “family” as a core value in Berlin might look and feel very … Continue reading Values across cultures – look deeper
How do our values become our values? A lot of it has to do with how/where and with whom we grew up, culture, family, religion etc. What people say, and, more important, what people do. Culture as "the way we do things around here" (there are books full of definitions what "culture" is). What gets … Continue reading Values and shifting cultures
Simple, eh? Are we doing it though? More often than not, we bang our head against the wall repeatedly, true to the well-worn definition of insanity: "doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results". Don't be that person. While I really love the smell of frameworks in the morning, keeping it … Continue reading Find what works and do more of it