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Celebrating World Values Day – October 20, 2016

World Value day 2016

World Value day 2016

What inspired my husband and I to move half way around the world, from Canada to Southeast Asia?

Our values of family and making a difference.

 

What gives us the energy to face the challenges a move like this presents?

Our values of commitment and shared vision.

 

Where do we find joy and happiness in our new life?

In the fulfilment of living our values.

 

Each day is filled with joy and happiness, renewing our energy on this incredible adventure of a life time. They also gave us the courage to make this incredible change.

This is the power of living your values.

The joy, happiness, and sense of fulfilment that comes from living your life’s purpose.

Our values are the language of the heart that give a positive mental attitude. They are the calling of our soul to your reason for being. When you are in tune with your soul’s purpose, you live in a state of flow. Creativity and synchronicity abound.

To read an amazing book that has just been released on this subject, I highly recommend:

A New Psychology of Human Well-Being
An Exploration of the Influence of Ego-Soul Dynamics on Mental and Physical Health by Richard Barrett.

Values are what make us who we are. Values are the things that are important to us. Being aware of our values and putting them into action each and every day, makes a positive impact on our lives and the world in which we live.

 

In support of World Values Day, 20 October 2016, we at Culture Leadership Group would like to invite you to think about your most deeply held values and to act on them.

You can participate in World Values Day in a very simple way:

 

 

1. Take the World Values Day Personal Values Assessment to connect with your values.
You will receive an 8 page report with an exercise that will give you questions to work with.

2. Invite your team members, family, and friends to do the same.

3. Share the results with each other, and be amazed at the deep sense of connection that is developed.

4. Take a photo showing you and your value.

5. Share it on Social Media using the hashtag #WorldValuesDay.

To learn more about the World Values Day, visit the World Values Day website.

Thank you for doing your part in creating a values-driven society!

 

With Love,

Joanna.

 

My next speaking event:

At the Art of Workplace Happiness – Awakeinging the “Heart” of Leadership Potential.
Where: Singapore, When: November 17th, 2016.

Be sure to visit our Free Resource Center to get access to free e-books, worksheets and other valuable leadership development resources.

Our Signature Keynote- Bringing Happiness into the Workplace Culture.

To find out what your personal values are that empower you to higher performance and productivity, take a Free Personal Values Assessment.

To learn how well aligned you are with your workplace culture and what is impact performance, contact us for an Individual Values Assessment

To learn how to map, measure and manage the culture of your team or organization with our Culture Value Assessment for Teams and Organizations.

Leadership Speaker Joanna Barclay (2)Leadership Speaker Joanna Barclay (2)Leadership Speaker Joanna Barclay (2)Contact Us Joanna BarclayJoanna Barclay, Global Speaker, Published Author, Certified Professional Facilitator, and Leadership Consultant building high performing values-driven organizational culture.

With 30 years in business transformation working with organizations, Joanna’s passion lies in working with leaders, facilitating active participation in organizational change, developing resourceful teams and aligning strategic objectives. Her goal is to help organizations become high performing and values-driven, where people take ownership, build commitment and bridge communication gaps. As CEO of the Culture Leadership Group, she ensures successful transformation from concept through to implementation.

Personal Fulfillment

Connecting Personal Fulfillment to Performance

Leaders get excited when they figure out ways to increase personal motivation for their employees. Why? Because external means of increasing motivation are having less impact and are being removed in times of economic restraint.

So how do you find out ways to increase people’s sense of personal motivation? Ways that will engage them more and increase their sense of personal fulfillment on the job that also increases their performance.

Believe it or not it’s very simple and very powerful.

Ask them what they value most on the job and in the workplace.

You would be amazed to find out that everyone I have asked in my seminars and workshops recognizes the leap in performance when their values are lived. And conversely, the negative impact when their values are ignored or stepped on. In fact they would not want to continue working there, and many have said they left jobs because their values were being ignored or not being lived.

As leaders we often think it is necessary to hide our human values. In doing so this contradicts the power of our emotional intelligence.

Your empathy, compassion and caring for individuals will raise your esteem in the eyes of your staff far more that being autocratic and controlling.

How? When people know how much you care, then they care how much you know. They will listen and follow your leadership because caring builds trust and trustworthiness. Have you ever listened to someone you didn’t trust? Not likely.

Our values are an incredible, untapped resource because most of us are unaware of what our personal values are. We don’t make the time for self reflection and we certainly don’t discuss them in a group setting to see how they can be connected for the benefit of all. In reality they are the one thing that connects us all and empowers each one of us.

We all get up in the morning wanting to do good, be our best, to make a difference in the world and add value to life. This enlivens us and makes us feel good. When we feel good we have a positive mental attitude.

The law of performance states: Mental Attitude x Ability = Performance

When our mental attitude is low or 0 guess what kind of performance we have? All the ability in the world (knowledge, experience, training, education etc.) won’t help you perform better when you mental attitude is in the dumpster.

What prevents us from achieving our best and feeling good at work is conditioning (or culture) and our own mental models.

Can these be changed and transformed? Yes for sure. Our own consciousness (or awareness) is the tool and the object of change.

When I am aware or conscious of something change happens. If I am not aware things continue as they were.

What new thing have you discovered today? Having an inquisitive mind, being open to information without personalizing or seeking to blame, are mindsets that allow new thoughts, ideas and possibilities to emerge.

Expanding our consciousness is a way to access imaginable ideas that have not been thought before. They empower and enable personal and corporate transformation.

If you are looking for new ways to increase the effectiveness of your team or organization start by identifying the values that mean the most to people. Find out what they are currently experiencing both positive and limiting, and what they would like to be experiencing instead.

Then starting implementing 2-3 actions that demonstrate you are listening.

And watch your performance improve.

Be sure to visit our Resource Center for valuable leadership development resources

 

Our E-learning Seminar - Building Your High Performing Workplace.

To find out what your personal values are that empower you to higher performance and productivity, take a Free Personal Values Assessment.

To learn how well aligned you are with the culture in your organization contact us for an – Individual Values Assessment

To learn how to map, measure and manage the culture of your team or organization with our Culture Value Assessment for Teams and Organizations.

Leadership Speaker Joanna Barclay (2)Leadership Speaker Joanna Barclay (2)Leadership Speaker Joanna Barclay (2)Contact Us Joanna BarclayJoanna Barclay, Speaker, Author, Leadership Consultant building high performing values-driven organizational culture.

With 30 years in business transformation working with organizations, Joanna’s passion lies in working with leaders, facilitating active participation in organizational change, developing resourceful teams and aligning strategic objectives. Her goal is to help organizations become high performing and values-driven, where people take ownership, build commitment and bridge communication gaps. As CEO of the Culture Leadership Group, she ensures successful transformation from concept through to implementation.

 

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Feeding the Human Spirit

What inspires a person to give countless hours to community service and not be willing to go the extra mile for their employer?

This question came up yesterday in a seminar on Creating Cultural Impact I was delivering to a group a public servants. They were interested in learning how to create a high performing workplace culture in the aftermath of deficit reduction.

Culture in this sense is defined by how people do things, they way they work together, make decisions and management style.

I could sense it was an ‘ahha’ moment for the group, discovering the power of inspiration that drives people to give of themselves and want to make a difference for no financial return.

If they aren’t doing it for the money then what motivates people to do volunteer service and how can leaders tap into this source of inspiration and performance to create a high performing workplace culture. That’s the million dollar question for organizations.

We all have motivational drivers that cause us to do certain things and ignore others. These drivers make us unique and they add to the challenge in the workplace of managing diversity on a team. What inspires one person may not be the same for another person.
For example teamwork may inspire one individual while autonomy may be another’s preference in work style. The secret to creating a high performing workplace is valuing people for who they truly are and enabling those values to be lived.

Who are you? Some of the answers to this question are your personal values.
For example: I’m creative, I like teamwork, open communication, building relationships, commitment, integrity, honesty, respect, cooperation, making a difference, giving back … the list goes on. These values feed the human spirit. Some people would say they are the human spirit. They inspire us and are a source of life force energy.

What makes each of us unique is our personal values and beliefs. These values and beliefs drive our behavior. When you are able to live and experience your personal values they give you energy and a positive mental attitude. When you are not able to live these values, or they are being ignored or stepped on how do you feel? Do you want to continue working there and giving your 100%? No. Your engagement and performance drop off. Many people leave organizations because their values are not being respected or lived.

Gallup research shows the average level of engagement in organizations in North America is between 26-30%. What a waste of performance. People are coming to work but leaving their best at home.

The law of performance states: Positive Mental Attitude x Ability = Performance.

If positive mental attitude is 0 then no matter how much talent or ability you have, the performance will still be 0.

Personal values are what drive people to give of themselves and countless hours to community service. These same personal values will also drive individuals to excel and go the extra mile for their organization.

Hence a key factor in creating a high performing culture is aligning with personal values in the workplace. This means tapping into the personal values of individuals and finding out what will drive high performing behaviors. This knowledge serves to create a high performing culture.

We all want to wake up in the morning and be happy to go to work don’t we?

 

Be sure to visit our Resource Center for valuable leadership development resources

Our E-learning Seminar - Building Your High Performing Workplace.

To find out what your personal values are that empower you to higher performance and productivity, take a Free Personal Values Assessment.

To learn how well aligned you are with the culture in your organization contact us for an – Individual Values Assessment

To learn how to map, measure and manage the culture of your team or organization with our Culture Value Assessment for Teams and Organizations.

Leadership Speaker Joanna Barclay (2)Leadership Speaker Joanna Barclay (2)Leadership Speaker Joanna Barclay (2)Contact Us Joanna BarclayJoanna Barclay, Speaker, Author, Leadership Consultant building high performing values-driven organizational culture.

With 30 years in business transformation working with organizations, Joanna’s passion lies in working with leaders, facilitating active participation in organizational change, developing resourceful teams and aligning strategic objectives. Her goal is to help organizations become high performing and values-driven, where people take ownership, build commitment and bridge communication gaps. As CEO of the Culture Leadership Group, she ensures successful transformation from concept through to implementation.