Values Fulfilled
Experiences and Situations

Think of a time when you have been trusted or respected, loved or cared about, when you have witnessed a glorious sunset or achieved a long-sought for goal. The experience of having our important values fulfilled is has many aspects, yet the good, positive feeling of fulfilling a value is the undeniable proof that something important to you has happened. It is the set of inner signals of good feelings that let you know your values have been fulfilled.

Figuring out how to fulfill your values and those of others is the good work of a values-based leader.

When important values are fulfilled, what is important is to encourage them so they will happen again in the situation. They are too precious to go unrewarded. Whether they are your values being fulfilled or some else's, it is important to reward or nurture them so they can happen again.

Below I describe a three typical categories of values-fulfillment situations. Along with the name of the situations are suggested ways to encourage them to happen again.

Values Fulfillment Situations:


Your Group Performs Well

How can I reward a group's good performance so they will continue to perform well?

You Perform Well

How can I reward my own good performance so that I will continue to perform well?


Someone Else Performs Well

How can I reward someone else's good performance so they will continue to perform well?

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