Published on July 10, 2008
HOW TO INSTILL HIGHER VALUES PM450 Leadership Principles Dr. Greg Waddell
Everybody Talks about Values American values Democratic values Working-class values Mainstream values Heartland values Blue-collar values
What are Values?
What are Values? The ideals that attract us and give our lives meaning” ‒ Hans Joas, 2000
What are Values? A belief that something is good and desirable. It defines what is important, worthwhile and worth striving for” ‒ Barthorpe, Duncan, & Miller 2000
What are Values? The invisible motivators that move people’s hearts toward meaningful ministry” ‒ Malphurs, 1996
What are Values? They have an emotional element
What are Values? They have to do with both . . . what and how
TWO KINDS OF VALUES Terminal OperatiOnal
TWO KINDS OF VALUES Terminal OperatiOnal
TWO KINDS OF VALUES terminal Operational
Examples of Terminal Values A comfortable life Happiness An exciting life Inner Harmony Accomplishment Mature love World peace Salvation A world of beauty National security Equality Social recognition Family Security True friendship Freedom Wisdom Adapted from Rokeach, 1979.
Examples of Operational Values Hard-working Honest Broadminded Imaginative Capable Independent Cheerful Logical Clean Intellectual Courageous Loving Forgiving Responsible Helpful Self-controlled
What does the Bible say? The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it.” ‒ Mathew 13:44-46, NASB “
Elements of a Core Value
Elements of a Core Value The desire to protect it
Elements of a Core Value The desire to protect it The impulse to do something
Elements of a Core Value The desire to protect it The impulse to do something The element of emotion
Elements of a Core Value The desire to protect it The impulse to do something The element of emotion The element of focus
Why is it important to understand how values become embedded in the Human heart? ?
It will enable us to . . . Help others discover their values.
It will enable us to . . . Retain our values.
It will enable us to . . . Lead others toward eternal values.
Three keys to Values Transmission:
How do we get them? You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. ‒ Deuteronomy 6:7-9
Three keys to Transmission: 1. Our Social Context
Three keys to Values Transmission: The presence of a trusted and beloved mentor
Three keys to Transmission: 3. A workplace context that encourages dialogue.
Values are . . .
Values are . . . beliefs that lie behind,
Values are . . . beliefs that lie behind, support and energize
Values are . . . beliefs that lie behind, support and energize the things we do
Values are . . . beliefs that lie behind, support and energize the things we do and the goals we set out to achieve.
Turning Rules into Values
Definitions & Distinctions Ethics
Definitions & Distinctions Ethics A standard for judging whether something is right or wrong
Definitions & Distinctions Values
Definitions & Distinctions Values A personal sense of right and wrong fashioned from experience
NT Ethics is an Ethic of the Heart Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion.” ‒ 2 Corinthians 9:7
Proven by Experience “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” --Romans 12:2, NASB
ETHICS VALUES The Right The Good
ETHICS VALUES The Right The Good Knowledge Experience
ETHICS VALUES The Right The Good Knowledge Experience Restrictive Attractive
ETHICS VALUES The Right The Good Knowledge Experience Restrictive Attractive What ought to be What IS
Where faith comes into play “Faith leads to an understanding of these principles, which become translated into what we value; values then shape behavior; and feedback on our behavior strengthens our faith” ‒ Pascarella, 1999, p. 97
Why Bible Studies Fail Words alone can never generate values.
An Alternative: Discipleship by Invitation
Discipleship by Invitation
Discipleship by Invitation Live the experience
Discipleship by Invitation Invite others to walk with you in that experience.
Four things your organization can do:
Four things your organization can do: Reward what you value
Four things your organization can do: Reward what you value Measure what you value
Four things your organization can do: Reward what you value Measure what you value Model what you value
Four things your organization can do: Reward what you value Measure what you value Model what you value Design life experiences of what you value
Works Cited Barthorpe, Stephen, Rosanna Duncan, and Christopher Miller. quot;The Pluralistic Facets of Culture and Its Impact on Construction.quot; Property Management 18, no. 5 (2000): 335-351. (25 June 2004). Joas, Hans, The Genesis of Values. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2000. Krishnan, Venkat R. quot;Impact of Transformational Leadership on Followers' Influence Strategies.quot; The Leadership & Organization Development Journal 25, no. 1 (2004): 58-72. (22 March 2004). Malphurs, Aubrey, Values-Driven Leadership: Discovering & Developing Your Core Values for Ministry. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1996. New American Standard Bible, La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995. http://www.lockman.org. Pascarella, Perry, Christ Centered Leadership: Thriving in Business by Putting God in Charge. Rocklin, CA: Prima, 1999. Rokeach, Milton, Understanding Human Values Individual & Societal. New York: The Free Press, 1979.
Greg Waddell www.SpiritOfOrganization.com
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