- 300 written words
- APA/MLA – 1” margins – double spaced – real sentences – spelling/grammar all count.
See attached file –
- Assignment is (also) listed at bottom of first page
- Values are listed on second page.
Now that you have determined your personal values, complete the following:
- Using numerical value bullets points, list your values in order, first to last (#1 to #7)
- Having developed your values, perhaps for the first time, write a short paragraph (three to five compete sentences) to discuss your thoughts about your values – What’s this all mean to you as a manager?
- Discuss how (you think) your values apply to you as a future manager of people, processes, and systems.
- Thinking like a manager:
- With values in mind, what’s most important to you as a manager of people, processes, and systems and why?
- How your values help or hinder you with
- Operating your department or business?
- How you treat your employees?
- How you treat your vendors?
- How you treat customers?
Personal Values List
Silvers 302-03-Spring 2020
Consciously or unconsciously, your personal values will determine how you operate your business,
how you treat your employees, and how you treat your customers and venders. Best we determine
what those values are now so you can make good choices in the future.
I invite you to go within yourself to see what is true for you by discovering your personal values in this
easy and fun process.
Here are the steps you will take:
1. Relax and review the personal values list on page 2.
a. It is suggested you do this process in two to three phases i.e., first find 50 values you like,
let it rest – Come back later and narrow the list to 25, let it rest again – Come back a third
time and choose your final seven values.
2. You will recognize those values that are meant for you. You don’t have to mentally strain to
find them, they just seem obvious. Trust your process.
3. You may be drawn to values that seem to be the opposite of a perceived weaknesses or ones
you want to develop more strongly. There is no right or wrong here, just what you want.
4. Next, you will rank-order the others by asking, “If I could only have one more value, which one
would it be?”
5. Once you get seven values on the list, you might find that the leftover values are actually a
prerequisite of one of the higher values and are bundled into your understanding of the higher
value. If that is the case, you don’t need to list it.
6. You will end up with a values list of seven total. Double check to make sure you like the order
and everything that should be on the list is on the list.
Note: This may not be your permanent-forever-lifetime values list, and that is OK. However, this will be the list of values list we will use for this small business management class. This is your private list and you will only share it if you want to. You will need it for the rest of the course as a key part of learning to “think like an owner”.
Assignment: Now that you have determined your personal values, complete the following:
1. Using numerical value bullets points, list your values in order, first to last (#1 to #7) 2. Having developed your values, perhaps for the first time, write a short paragraph (three to five
compete sentences) to discuss your thoughts about your values – What’s this all mean to you as a manager?
3. Discuss how (you think) your values apply to you as a future manager of people, processes, and systems.
4. Thinking like a manager:
• With values in mind, what’s most important to you as a manager of people, processes, and systems and why?
• How your values help or hinder you with o Operating your department or business? o How you treat your employees? o How you treat your venders? o How you treat customers?
Silvers 302-03-Spring 2020
Common Personal Values Accomplishment Good will Quality over quantity
Abundance Goodness Quantity over quality
Accountability Gratitude Reciprocity
Accuracy Hard work Recognition
Achievement Harmony Regularity
Adventure Healing Relaxation
Approval Holistic Living Reliability
Autonomy Honesty Resourcefulness
Balance Honor Respect for others
Beauty Improvement Responsibility
Challenge Independence Responsiveness
Change Individuality Results
Clarity Initiative Romance
Cleanliness, orderliness Inner peace Rule of Law
Collaboration Innovation Sacrifice
Commitment Integrity Safety
Communication Intelligence Satisfying others
Community Intensity Security
Compassion Intimacy Self-awareness
Competence Intuition Self-confidence
Competition Joy Self-esteem
Concern for others Justice Self-expression
Confidence Knowledge Self-improvement
Connection Leadership Self-love
Conservation Learning Self-mastery
Cooperation Love Self-reliance
Coordination Loyalty Self-trust
Courage Meaning Sensuality
Creativity Merit Service
Credibility Moderation Simplicity
Decisiveness Modesty Sincerity
Democracy Money Skill
Determination Nature Solitude
Discipline Nurturing Speed
Discovery Obedience Spirituality
Diversity Open-mindedness Stability
Education Openness Standardization
Efficiency Optimism Status
Environment Patriotism Straightforwardness
Equality Peace, Non-violence Strength
Excellence Perfection Success
Exploration Perseverance Systemization
Fairness Persistence Teamwork
Faith Personal Growth Timeliness
Faithfulness Personal health Tolerance
Family Pleasure Tradition
Flair Power Tranquility
Flexibility Practicality Trust
Forgiveness Preservation Trustworthiness
Freedom Privacy Truth
Friendship Problem solving Unity
Frugality Professionalism Variety
Fulfillment Progress Vitality
Fun Prosperity Wealth
Generosity Punctuality Wisdom Genuineness Purpose