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3 Steps to Establish Authentic Core Values

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In business, whether an organization achieves success is determined by many different factors. Its purpose, mission and vision are important. But the factors that bring it all together and can make or break an organization are its core values. Like a compass, core values will help you navigate through challenging times and even act as anchors in the midst of uncertainty.

The most successful companies emphasize their core values throughout their organization, and they don’t just talk the talk — they walk the walk. Integrity, honesty, respect, inclusion, health and accountability are all core values that look great on paper, but they mean absolutely nothing if you’re not acting on them in your daily life. Authenticity is everything when establishing core values. Not only will it assure that what you say and do are in alignment, but it will also help establish trust among employees and create a company culture people want to be a part of. So, how do you go about setting authentic core values?

Related: 5 Core Values Your Company Needs to Put into Action Now

Looking within is key to establishing authentic core values. This isn’t going to be a quick process. You’re going to have to take the time to figure out what is truly important to you. There are many different exercises you can do to help with this. One of them is to list and rank your core values. This ranking is based on not only what you believe your values to be but what you actually practice on a daily basis. In........

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