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Leaders Don't Command: Inspire Growth, Ingenuity, and Collaboration by Jorge Cuervo

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Managing Values

Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value.

—Albert Einstein, Einstein and the Poet

A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.

—C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

The Role of Values in a Team

In a practical way, we can define values as mental states that determine our nature and guide our conduct. They are the source of our internal energy and they manifest themselves through emotions that determine how we live a situation: When some value is honored by our actions, our energy goes up, we seem to vibrate, and we enter into resonance. On the contrary, if something tramples a value we find relevant, we feel dissonance—we ...

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