In our work at Leadership on Speed LLC, we often get calls from career professionals when they begin a job transition process. One of the first exercises we do is to explore our clients core values. Why? Clarity surrounding values supports their ability to find work within organizations that afford the best fit both technically and professionally. Otherwise, individuals are at risk for potentially getting a great offer but being unfulfilled in the long term. In a society that has often measured success based on one's income, understanding one's values may lead to different choices surrounding income but greatly increase the likelihood of both work and life satisfaction.
Are you clear about your values and drivers? If not, I highly encourage you to take time to do so. Not sure where to start? Try the following list. Utilize a process of elimination to identify your top 20 and then re-order them from one to twenty. Your top five become your core career values and any job you take should definitely include them!
My work must involve:
You were born to be great.
YES, you can!