"Giving Voice To Values" Video Series
8 short videos explore values-driven leadership, and show how these principles are revealed in work and life. Based on Mary Gentile’s book Giving Voice to Values.
Intro to GVV
Giving Voice to Values is learning about how to act on your values effectively – not about wondering whether you could.
GVV Pillar 1: Values
Know and appeal to a short list of widely shared values. Don’t assume too little – or too much – commonality with the viewpoints of others.
GVV Pillar 2: Choice
Believe that you have a choice about voicing your values and know what has helped – and hindered you – in the past so you can work around these factors.
GVV Pillar 3: Normalization
Normalization means expecting values conflicts so that you approach them calmly and competently. Over-reaction can limit your choices unnecessarily.
GVV Pillar 4: Purpose
Define your personal and professional purpose explicitly and broadly before conflicts arise, and appeal to this sense of purpose in others.
GVV Pillar 5: Self-Knowledge & Alignment
Self-knowledge and alignment means to voice and act on your values in a way that is consistent with who you are and builds on your strengths.
GVV Pillar 6: Voice
You are more likely to say words that you’ve pre-scripted for yourself, and more likely to “voice” your values, with scripting and practice.
GVV Pillar 7: Reasons & Rationalizations
By anticipating the typical reasons & rationalizations given for ethically questionable behavior, you are able to identify and prepare well-reasoned responses.