Everyone of us has things we value, whether we’ve articulated them (or not). It’s when we recognize what we value and how we demonstrate what’s important to us that we can clean up our act. We get more productive. We get more clear. We have more confidence to make ambiguous decisions. Risk, knowledge, capabilities, work style, and lifestyle combined with life experiences factor in to what we value. Jess Dewell discusses exactly How we Bring our Values to Life (and Work).

How do we bring our values to life?

Host: Jessica Dewell

What You Will Hear:

The role we play in our organization.

The actions we default to – give us information.

Face what we ignore and avoid?

Experience what we value – feel it in the body.

When our priorities compete.

Choose which value best fits a situation.

Three questions to consciously think about what’s happening.

An example of what can happen when the bigger conversation doesn’t happen (an undesired outcome).

Leverage a bigger conversation.

Research behind our behaviors – two models of neuroscience research.

The drivers for answering the question ‘this is good for the business because…’

Conscious application and action of an everyday problem.

Reflection is important to find clues about what’s really going on.

It’s BOLD to have a bigger conversation.

Notable & Quotable:


Jess Dewell: Our energy and our focus and attention is stretched thin and what we value can help us.

Jess Dewell: When I put everything except myself first, I’m shortening my attention span the way I act reflects it.

Jess Dewell: When you say no to one thing, you are saying yes to something else.

Jess Dewell: We have the capacity to change what we value based on the situation we are in – not give them up – choose which is the priority … in the moment.

Jess Dewell: I am disciplining myself to ask more reflective questions.

Jess Dewell: what is left to assumption will be assumed. We can’t guarantee that what we say is being interpreted the same way by others.

Jess Dewell: We are 100% responsible for the outcome our interactions.

Jess Dewell: Every day we face small problems. They are the perfect place to incorporate the three brains to practice conscious action.


Tags: resourceful, support, values, context, experience, behavior, mindset, communication, leadership, leading, consciousness, action, neuroscience, perspective