In my adventures as a Fractional Integrator™, one of the most rewarding experiences has been helping leadership teams find their company's North Star – their core values. This key aspect of the Vision/Traction Organizer (V/TO™) is more than just business planning – it's a deep dive into the heart of what makes a company unique.
In this article, I'll share the insights into defining a company’s core values that I've gained over the past fifteen years as an Integrator™. In addition, we'll also explore how core values are meant to be more than mere words on a poster in the office break room. They’re meant to be the North Star that shapes every facet of your business's culture and strategy.
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Understanding the Power of Core Values
In order to fully understand the power of core values, you’ll need to understand what these values really mean for your business. And let me preface this by saying that they're not just formal statements but the foundation of your company's very being.
In essence, incorporating core values into your EOS® framework is more than ticking a box in your V/TO™. It's about embedding these guiding principles into every aspect of your business, ensuring that your strategies are effective and resonate with your company's true spirit.
The Process of Discovering Core Values
Discovering your company's core values is a journey that involves deep introspection and collaboration. Here's how I typically navigate this process with my clients:
Implementing and Living the Core Values
Once we've identified the core values, the next step is to integrate them into every aspect of the organization. Here’s how we do this:
By thoughtfully discovering and effectively implementing core values, we create a strong foundation that guides our company’s path. These values become our North Star, keeping us aligned and focused on what truly matters.
Closing Thoughts: Reflecting on Your Core Values Journey
As we come to the end of our discussion on core values and their transformational effects on businesses, I am interested in hearing about your own journey. Whether you are currently exploring your core values or have already incorporated them into the fabric of your organization, every story is valuable and enlightening. So, I encourage you to share your experiences in the comments section below.
Remember, in the world of EOS®, core values are more than just words – they are the essence of your company's identity and strategy. I look forward to reading about how they've influenced your journey and helped steer your company's course.
Is Your Company Ready For a Fractional Integrator™?
If you’re currently using EOS® for your business and have an EOS® Implementer™, and you’re considering adding a Fractional Integrator™ to your team, I’m here to help you explore that possibility. Let's connect for a complimentary discovery call. During this call, we can discuss whether our core values align and how I, as a Fractional Integrator™, can help drive transformational change in your business. Your vision and goals are important, and together, we can work towards achieving them.