In this series, we’re exploring what it means to stick to your values while being free to let your culture change… sometimes daily. We based this discussion off Matt Blumberg’s wonderful article, The Difference Between Culture and Values. This episode is part two – where we work to define our family and business values. In a blind interview, open script, we discuss three of the values we chose for Glimmering and for our family. There’s some overlap and a number that caught the other by surprise but were instantly acknowledged as vital – just not on their radar. We gave the discussion plenty of time, so we’ll try to wrap up next week when we discuss how to put the values into action.
- Grace (Leslie & Laura)
- Inclusiveness (Leslie)
- Compassion (Laura)
- Inquisitiveness (Laura)
- “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction” (Leslie)
- Glimmering LLC
- Authentic (Leslie)
- Cultivate Joy (Laura)
- Do the work (Leslie)
- Champion the Good (Laura)
- Change (Leslie)
- Demonstrate Balance (Laura)
Heather Petit’s values triads. The posts linked below are the originating posts, but she has many others showing these in action (use the categories to navigate). Heather is a brilliant parent; she captures a heart-centered systemization approach that has been absolutely inspiring to me. She and her husband, Will, practice kaizen in their parenting as well as their marriage. It’s an honor to know them (if only virtually!).
- Safe, Respectful, Kind – for the core physical processes, and the main experience of the early years – pregnancy through Kindergarten or so. It covers health, self/integrity, empathy.
- Effective, Prudent, Truthful – for the understanding of self and action, choice, decision-making, and the intersection between self and other – any other. Not yet to relationship, though the edges of all overlap. Starting around first grade, this matches the social and emotional development – up through middle school, I’d say. This covers will, choice, and identity.
- Acceptant, Loving, Faithful – for interrelating over the longer term, for marriage, for children, for the people with whom we choose to have relationships.
- Master of None – As explained by Merv & Trey, our friends over at Culture Slash.