Why (Values and Priorities)


Why? (Values and Priorities)

“We are not in control, principles control. We control our actions, but the consequences that flow from these actions are controlled by Principles.” Stephen R. Covey

In language why refers to reason.

The ‘Why?’ represents our values. Our values are our identity, the things at our centre that define why we have the vision in the first place, why we do the things we do, why we attract certain people. They are our beliefs and worldview. These are often things we hold in to common with others at one level but the particular combination and application of the values makes them unique to us. Knowing our principles shows us what we value most and therefore it also helps us to prioritise and make good decisions.

Why is considered with where and what under STRATEGIC FRAMING.

Should we ‘Start with Why’?


7 12 April, 2016 Comments

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action Start with Why (How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action) is the title of Simon Sinek’s book, website and TED talk. Simon Sinek focusses on the fact that for a team to operate effectively everyone needs to be motivated and to feel that they…

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The Importance of Inspiring Stories to Values and Achieving Goals


7 6 March, 2013 Comments

How stories give life to our principles and motivate us towards achieving our mission Logic and emotion are both of great importance to being effective. Sharing inspiring stories that demonstrate our values and highlight success help us to engage with both the logical and emotional sides of what we need to do. The Psychological Requirement to Connect…

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What are values and principles and how do they determine why we do things?


7 1 January, 2013 Comments

Why do we do things? What are the values and principles that underpin our actions? The ‘why’ represents our values.  Our values are part of our identity; they are the things we love, the ideals we prioritise.  They are central things that define why we have a certain vision, why we do the things we…

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What are The Right Questions for Decision Making and Strategic Planning?


7 31 October, 2012 Comments

What are The Right Questions and how does strategic planning link to decision making and achieving goals? So, having established in previous posts some of the background behind The Right Questions and an idea of their importance, we can now get an overview of The Right Questions and how they are applied to strategic planning and achieving…

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