For Challenge Day 4, we are going to focus on values. You may be wondering why values are important, or how do they connect back to leadership? The values that we each hold are important because they help us grow, develop, and create the future we want to experience. The decisions that are made on an individual and group level, are actually a reflection of our values and beliefs, and they are typically always directed towards a specific purpose or need. Think of values as a compass, that weighs in on inner judgments or beliefs, which then helps determine decisions and behaviors while navigating the life or reality an individual or group wishes to live.
Let’s take a moment to reflect on your own personal values. Individual values reflect how you show up in your life, your specific needs, the principles you live by and what you consider important for your self-interest. Below is a sample list of values, take a minute or so to go over each one.
After reviewing the terms above, post your top 5 values along with your response to the following questions.
Day 4 Challenge Questions:
What are your UMBC goals?
And how are these goals related to your values determined on your top 5?
Looking at the groups to which you belong (or are looking to join), how do the groups’ purpose/vision align with your values and interests?
To provide your answers using mobile, follow and share your comments on the Challenge Day 4 posted on the Campus Life Instagram (@umbccampuslife). Visit the Online Leadership Challenge page to access all the Challenge Day posts and for more information.
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