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This short exercise is designed to get you thinking about your values by exploring who it is you really admire.

This short exercise is designed to get you thinking about your values by exploring who it is you really admire.

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  • 1. The Heroes Exercise Identifying Your Values by Working Out Who You Admire By Rob Archer [email_address]
  • 2. OK, let’s get him out of the way... Most people say they admire Nelson Mandela. I do too. (I even met him once). If you were going to say you admire him (but even if you weren’t), make a list of the qualities that you most admire about him.
  • 3. Who Are Your Heroes?
    • Who do you admire in life?
    • Start by thinking about people who have played a direct role in your life - members of your family, relatives, friends, teachers, coaches, people you've worked with or team mates.
    • Now think about people who’ve inspired you indirectly – perhaps authors, artists, celebrities or even fictional figures (in movies, books or comic books).
  • 4. Who Would You Like To Be? Just think about that for a moment. Pick someone who has a job and life that you really admire. Just one person. Then, pick out the qualities that you admire about that person (note, NOT their circumstances, but their qualities).
  • 5. Mandela Qualities: My Hero Qualities: Who I’d Like To Be Qualities: Qualities I Admire: My Values (top 6):
  • 6. My Values (top 6): Now for each of your values p lease elaborate, in your own words, what these qualities mean to you.
  • 7. Rob Archer is an occupational psychologist based in London. He offers coaching, consultancy, training and assessment to individuals and businesses looking to make a change for the better. Get in touch: Send an e-mail Connect on LinkedIn Read occasionally amusing Blo g Marvel at grown up Website