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An Introduction
By Kathryn Alexander, MA
Art of Leadership – Impact!
Evolution
of Values
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Refreshing Our Systems Thinking
!  All systems are wholes
!  All the parts of a system are: interconnected, have an impa...
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These are real systems
The ‘whys’ are:
Protection
Effectiveness
Sustainability
There are
Three
Systems of
Values
1/20/16...
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What
HOW
Why
Each System is a ‘Why’
Values determine the
‘How’
IF the ‘What’ is
congruent, then the
organization is alig...
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Remember the Systems
Dynamics
1-5 = Protective Values
6-10 = Effective Values
11-5 = Sustainable Values
The Quiz
1/20/16...
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The Circle of Caring has
Evolved
Each circle uses these value systems
The ‘Why’ makes all the difference about how big t...
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Protective Value Set™
!  Key Value is Loyalty
!  Government, military, religion,
culture is command and control
!  Resea...
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Effective Value Set™
!  Central value is honesty
!  Stems from trading, business,
culture is collaborative
!  Notice tha...
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Human Centered Ethics
!  Assume humans are the most important
!  Relationship is key
!  Assume that humans are separate ...
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Sustainable Value Set®
!  Two central values
!  All actions create the
conditions that support
Life
!  Maintain the inte...
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The Sustainable Values Set®
!  The first value: All actions create the conditions that support
Life,
!  Ensures life con...
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Ethics,Values,Vision
!  Your vision
!  Your home life
!  Your interactions with non-human life
!  Your relationships wit...
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Evolution of Values

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As we have evolved and our culture has become more complex, so too have our value systems changed. Most of our values are tacit rather than conscious, so this can create unintended consequences for even our best intentions.

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Evolution of Values

  1. 1. + An Introduction By Kathryn Alexander, MA Art of Leadership – Impact! Evolution of Values
  2. 2. + Refreshing Our Systems Thinking !  All systems are wholes !  All the parts of a system are: interconnected, have an impact, and fit !  The parts are NOT interchangeable !  Systems exhibit non-linear cause and effect !  All living systems have a purpose (why) 1/20/16©Kathryn_Alexander_2016 http://ArtofLeadershipImpact.com (303) 818-4147
  3. 3. + These are real systems The ‘whys’ are: Protection Effectiveness Sustainability There are Three Systems of Values 1/20/16©Kathryn_Alexander_2016 http://ArtofLeadershipImpact.com (303) 818-4147
  4. 4. + What HOW Why Each System is a ‘Why’ Values determine the ‘How’ IF the ‘What’ is congruent, then the organization is aligned The Vision speaks to the benefit to the world of achieving the mission (the what) well. It states the change we want to see! 1/20/16©Kathryn_Alexander_2016 http://ArtofLeadershipImpact.com (303) 818-4147
  5. 5. + Remember the Systems Dynamics 1-5 = Protective Values 6-10 = Effective Values 11-5 = Sustainable Values The Quiz 1/20/16©Kathryn_Alexander_2016 http://ArtofLeadershipImpact.com (303) 818-4147
  6. 6. + The Circle of Caring has Evolved Each circle uses these value systems The ‘Why’ makes all the difference about how big the circle can expand The Earth Humanity Self/ Tribe 1/20/16©Kathryn_Alexander_2016 http://ArtofLeadershipImpact.com (303) 818-4147
  7. 7. + Protective Value Set™ !  Key Value is Loyalty !  Government, military, religion, culture is command and control !  Research !  Loyalty Pledge: !  Taken = 20% didn’t cheat !  Not Taken = 44% did !  Stated Loyal = 23% didn’t !  Not statement = 55% did !  Winning = 66% did cheat, 42% didn’t !  Notice this set is Human centered !  Shun Trading !  Exert Prowess !  Obedience & discipline !  Adhere to tradition !  Be Loyal !  Take vengeance !  Deceive for the task !  Make rich use of leisure !  Be ostentatious !  Dispense largesse !  Be exclusive !  Show fortitude !  Be fatalistic !  Treasure honor !  1/20/16©Kathryn_Alexander_2016 http://ArtofLeadershipImpact.com (303) 818-4147
  8. 8. + Effective Value Set™ !  Central value is honesty !  Stems from trading, business, culture is collaborative !  Notice that this set is Human centered !  Shun force !  Come to voluntary agreement !  Be honest !  Collaborate !  Compete !  Respect contracts !  Use initiative & enterprise !  Be open to inventiveness & novelty !  Be effective !  Promote comfort & convenience !  Dissent for the task !  Invest for productivity !  Be industrious !  Be thrifty !  Be optimistic !  1/20/16©Kathryn_Alexander_2016 http://ArtofLeadershipImpact.com (303) 818-4147
  9. 9. + Human Centered Ethics !  Assume humans are the most important !  Relationship is key !  Assume that humans are separate from everything else !  Assume that humans are ‘special’ and therefore different !  Assume if humans can ‘get it together’ them everything else will follow 1/20/16©Kathryn_Alexander_2016 http://ArtofLeadershipImpact.com (303) 818-4147
  10. 10. + Sustainable Value Set® !  Two central values !  All actions create the conditions that support Life !  Maintain the integrity of the whole !  Based on an understanding of nature !  Notice this set is not Human centric !  Integrity of the whole !  All actions create the conditions that support Life !  Right relationship !  Humans are intrinsic to the web of Life !  Precautionary principle !  Dynamic stability !  Interdependency !  Optimization !  Self-organization !  Diversity !  Reciprocity !  Empowerment !  Co-creation !  Ecologies !  Zero waste !  Curiosity & experimentation !  1/20/16©Kathryn_Alexander_2016 http://ArtofLeadershipImpact.com (303) 818-4147
  11. 11. + The Sustainable Values Set® !  The first value: All actions create the conditions that support Life, !  Ensures life continues !  Ensures we care for and support the joy of life (Life) in ourselves and others !  Is a spiritual affirmation and it brings the spiritual into physical reality !  Connects us to the larger whole – Earth and all her inhabitants !  Enables us to appreciate and support the essence of each person !  Engenders a sensitivity to the thrill of living !  Supports every opportunity to allow all life forms to fulfill their purpose 1/20/16©Kathryn_Alexander_2016 http://ArtofLeadershipImpact.com (303) 818-4147
  12. 12. + Ethics,Values,Vision !  Your vision !  Your home life !  Your interactions with non-human life !  Your relationships with friends, family, co-workers, etc. !  Your relationship with yourself? Now that you know this, what is the impact on: 1/20/16©Kathryn_Alexander_2016 http://ArtofLeadershipImpact.com (303) 818-4147

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