World Values Day – Blogs

Some Highlights from World Values Day 2019

Some Highlights from World Values Day 2019

By the World Values Day Team What an amazing World Values Day we all had this year! We can capture some of its flavour from some of the Read More

PEOPLE WRITE STORIES; STORIES WRITE PEOPLE’S BEHAVIOUR

PEOPLE WRITE STORIES; STORIES WRITE PEOPLE’S BEHAVIOUR

by Graham Boyd, Founder & CEO, Evolutesix Everything you say or do comes out of your meaning-making stories. All of your ... Read More

Values, Voice and Community Wellbeing

Values, Voice and Community Wellbeing

A Brief Story of Manitoba Cultural Communities and their Community Values-in-Action Approach October 18, 2019 Prepared by Martin ... Read More

Finding your Values SuperHero, Why values are good for your wellbeing

Finding your Values SuperHero, Why values are good for your wellbeing

by Alan Williams, Director, SERVICEBRAND GLOBAL Illustration by John Montgomery.  Alan Williams and Steve Payne (2013) Chapter 2 Why?, ... Read More

THE POWER OF HUMAN VALUES IS TO DISTRIBUTE GOODNESS AND WELLBEING

THE POWER OF HUMAN VALUES IS TO DISTRIBUTE GOODNESS AND WELLBEING

By Manjola Perja M. Sc., CEO & Founder ALVA – Albanian Values “World Values Day” makes you realize that the importance ... Read More

Whose Values?

Whose Values?

By Kate Cooper Tammy Erikson speaking at the 2012 Global Drucker Forum, identified 12 things that she believed were no longer true, one Read More

Values and living on purpose

Values and living on purpose

By Liggy Webb Values are like fingerprints.  Nobody’s are the same but you leave them all over everything you do Elvis Presley For some Read More

98% of workers want to feel valued at work

98% of workers want to feel valued at work

By Claire Farrow, Conference Director and Head of Content for Mad World Today is World Values Day and the theme for this year is ... Read More

Synergy Between Wellbeing & Values Is Key to a Successful Company Culture 

Synergy Between Wellbeing & Values Is Key to a Successful Company Culture 

By Charlotte Church, Marketing Manager, Virgin Pulse WHY IS CULTURE SO IMPORTANT?  Believe it or not — it pays to keep your people ... Read More

Values in Latvian Schools

Values in Latvian Schools

By Neil Hawkes I was invited by School 2030, which is an agency that has been commissioned by the Latvian Government to reform its ... Read More

A Values Driven NHS

A Values Driven NHS

Delivering the Long Term Plan for the NHS By Rob Webster, Chief Executive, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust At the Read More

Driving Businesses from Values: VALUES CREATE VALUE (and higher profits)

Driving Businesses from Values: VALUES CREATE VALUE (and higher profits)

By Gautam Mahajan, President of Customer Value Foundation Values and governance are often the motherhood part of corporate statements. ... Read More

A 20:20 vision for wellness in the workplace

A 20:20 vision for wellness in the workplace

By David Emanuel, Managing Director, i-FM Wellness is rapidly becoming a key value at many organisations. Facilities management should ... Read More

3 simple techniques for powering values-driven action and boosting your wellbeing  

3 simple techniques for powering values-driven action and boosting your wellbeing  

By Liz Murphy, Director of Research and Collaboration at the Sophrology Academy Credit: Photo by Nathan Lemon on Unsplash Discover the ... Read More

Re-purposing corporate purpose

Re-purposing corporate purpose

By Craig Smith You may not have heard about it, but maximising shareholder value is no longer the stated purpose of the corporate ... Read More

“Start with why” is bad advice

“Start with why” is bad advice

By Ben Sands In his seminal TED talk, author Simon Sinek offers a simple, compelling framework to explain how the best companies, and ... Read More

Piracy – black hearted or wholehearted?

Piracy – black hearted or wholehearted?

By Jackie Le Fèvre Founder & Director, Magma Effect Work wasn’t working. At least work wasn’t working for a younger generation ... Read More

Seeds of wellbeing

Seeds of wellbeing

By Dr Prabodh Mistry A simple mathematical model based on human values shows that small actions based on right thought and right ... Read More

Values and Wellbeing – An Interview with Prof Tim Kasser

Values and Wellbeing – An Interview with Prof Tim Kasser

The theme of World Values Day 2019 is ‘Values and Wellbeing’, but why is the link between values and wellbeing so important? Ahead of ... Read More

How values are linked to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

How values are linked to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

By Claire Farrow, Head of Content and Conference Director, Mad World Summit This year, World Values Day will be making the crucial link Read More

Values and Wellbeing

Values and Wellbeing

By Judith Mills Values have been debated and discussed for centuries. Plato wrote about them and the Indian text The Bhagavad Gita ... Read More

The dark side of vacation and how our values guide us back home

The dark side of vacation and how our values guide us back home

By Corina Roobeck Have you ever noticed that when you are on vacation a strange phenomenon can occur? Suddenly all the self-imposed ... Read More

Can the answer to managing our stress be found in our values?

Can the answer to managing our stress be found in our values?

By Lindsay West The World Health Organization calls stress the “health epidemic of the 21st century.”  Stress is all around us; can you Read More

What are Values for?

What are Values for?

By Charles Fowler Although often overlooked, values are central to our individual wellbeing, and the wellbeing of our world. The first ... Read More

Albania becomes part of the global values community on World Values Day

Albania becomes part of the global values community on World Values Day

A report by Manjola Perja on Albania’s first-ever values event On World Values Day, 18th October 2018, at the National Historic Museum ... Read More

The Spaces of Hope Podcast on World Values Day

The Spaces of Hope Podcast on World Values Day

The Spaces of Hope Podcast is a monthly offering, looking at themes related to Spaces of Hope. The idea is that this is a digital and ... Read More

How Values Can Support Resilience at Work

How Values Can Support Resilience at Work

By Jackie Le Fèvre & Alan Williams Is there such a thing as too much advice? Google “Resilience at Work” and see what you think. We Read More

Living your values

Living your values

By Sinead Hasson Companies can’t just talk about ethics, they have to demonstrate those values are intrinsic to how they operate ... Read More

A Journey of Values and Dialogue

A Journey of Values and Dialogue

By Jessica Ball “It is a process which explores an unusually wide range of human experience: our closely held values; the nature and ... Read More

The Values of a Full Spectrum Community

The Values of a Full Spectrum Community

By Richard Barrett, Chairman and Founder, Barrett Values Centre   Introduction In 2010, I wrote a book called The New Leadership ... Read More

Do you value what’s personal to you?

Do you value what’s personal to you?

By Neil Tomalin Personal values are unique to every individual and can loosely be described as a set of beliefs or intuitive feelings ... Read More

Are our Shared Values Causing a Societal Crisis?

Are our Shared Values Causing a Societal Crisis?

By Terry Sexton, Leadership Psychologist. Our values are generally defined as principles or standards of behaviour. They are what we ... Read More

The Top Ten Values of Humanity

The Top Ten Values of Humanity

Who are we collectively? By Richard Barrett, Chairman and Founder, Barrett Values Centre   Where are we as a human race in terms ... Read More

Get engaged with World Values Day on 18 October 2018

Get engaged with World Values Day on 18 October 2018

By Charles Fowler It’s almost time for World Values Day again. This annual campaign has grown massively since the first one was ... Read More

Values: A Foundation for Sustainable Thinking, by Jessica Ball

Values: A Foundation for Sustainable Thinking, by Jessica Ball

As World Values Day approaches I am considering my own personal journey to spending more time considering and living by my values. I ... Read More

Valueism: A Role for Values, by Nigel Cohen

Valueism: A Role for Values, by Nigel Cohen

Capitalism is under fire. Populist parties argue that capitalism should be neutered, and mainstream parties argue for more of the same. Read More

How to Grow a Loyal Audience for Your Work – By Leading With Your Values, by Pete Mosley

How to Grow a Loyal Audience for Your Work – By Leading With Your Values, by Pete Mosley

If you are a creative person, or a coach, or run a purpose driven business which supports the well-being of people/the world  – ... Read More

How Can We Value Things that Have No Price Tag? By Network of Wellbeing

How Can We Value Things that Have No Price Tag? By Network of Wellbeing

“Often people know the price of things, but not the value… If we do not have value, we have no life” – Satish ... Read More

The Power of Persuasion – Values in Jane Austen, by Jackie Le Fevre

The Power of Persuasion – Values in Jane Austen, by Jackie Le Fevre

Jane Austen created many fabulous female characters. Whether your taste warms to the prejudice of Elizabeth Bennett or the meddling of ... Read More

Are Our Values Stuck in Our Heads? By Liz Murphy

Are Our Values Stuck in Our Heads? By Liz Murphy

The body is the key to becoming free to live our values fully At the centre of World Values Day is the call to live our values more ... Read More

Empowering Our Values, Creating Our Destiny – Event Report

Empowering Our Values, Creating Our Destiny – Event Report

Charles Fowler reports back on a beautiful day in quiet of the country at the Global Retreat Centre, a serene Palladian mansion in ... Read More

Everything I Have Learned About Values, by Richard Barrett

Everything I Have Learned About Values, by Richard Barrett

The following is a summary of my new book, Everything I Have Learned About Values.  It is dedicated to all those who aspire to live a ... Read More

Pearls of Wisdom on Leading an Association, by Heather Lishman

Pearls of Wisdom on Leading an Association, by Heather Lishman

One of the most important and rewarding parts of running any organisation is listening to your stakeholders and reacting to their ... Read More

Redefining Prisons with a Values-Driven Approach, By Alan Williams

Redefining Prisons with a Values-Driven Approach, By Alan Williams

How a values-driven approach is being implemented at what will be one of Europe’s largest prisons, Berwyn, in Wrexham, Wales. World ... Read More

Are Leaders Experiencing a Restriction of Consciousness? By Terry Sexton

Are Leaders Experiencing a Restriction of Consciousness? By Terry Sexton

In ‘The Hero with a Thousand Faces’ (1949) Joseph Campbell stated “every failure to cope with a life situation must be laid, in the ... Read More

The Value(s) of Dialogue, by Jessica Ball

The Value(s) of Dialogue, by Jessica Ball

“A society is a link in relationships among people and institutions, so that we can live together. But it only works if we have a ... Read More

Values and Pooh, By Jackie Le Fevre

Values and Pooh, By Jackie Le Fevre

In Chapter Four of Winnie The Pooh, which is entitled “in which Eeyore loses a tail and Pooh finds one”, there’s a ... Read More

How does Values Literacy Enhance Young People’s Life Proficiency? By Rosemary Dewan

How does Values Literacy Enhance Young People’s Life Proficiency? By Rosemary Dewan

“Values literacy” is about understanding a wide spectrum of values and being able to choose and apply appropriate values within ... Read More

Which Values Are Required for Development? By Priscilla Bamfo

Which Values Are Required for Development? By Priscilla Bamfo

Generally in Africa, and more specifically in Ghana, we list a number of causal factors for our appalling rate of economic, social and ... Read More

Development of Good Character Matters More than Passing Exams, By Anthony Seldon

Development of Good Character Matters More than Passing Exams, By Anthony Seldon

The current focus in our school system is a single-minded drive to improve educational attainment. Yet education is much more than a ... Read More

Send Us Your Values Stories!

Send Us Your Values Stories!

In the run-up to World Values Day 2017 on Thursday 19th October, we’re inviting people to share their personal stories about their ... Read More

Reconciling our Values with Diversity, by Sylvana Caloni

Reconciling our Values with Diversity, by Sylvana Caloni

On World Values Day, 19th October 2017, we acknowledge the importance of values in our personal and professional lives.  Values are ... Read More

Values and Finance – The elephant isn’t even in the room, by Anna Laycock

Values and Finance – The elephant isn’t even in the room, by Anna Laycock

This year’s World Values Day falls 10 years on from the first rumblings of the financial crisis. We all now know how the story panned ... Read More

Closing the Values Gap, by Charles Fowler

Closing the Values Gap, by Charles Fowler

Organisations usually have no problem working out what values they should have. They spend a lot of time and effort planning, ... Read More

Heartbeat and the Five Senses – by Matt Stephens

Heartbeat and the Five Senses – by Matt Stephens

Over the years, while I have seen many places that have values, there are but a few where they have real impact, and sadly is a lost ... Read More

Values, Choices and Harry Potter – by Jackie Le Fevre

Values, Choices and Harry Potter – by Jackie Le Fevre

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities” One of my favourite lines from any Harry Potter ... Read More

Life is a Game of Cards, by Ed Mayo

Life is a Game of Cards, by Ed Mayo

Introducing values through a game on co-operation With World Values Day approaching, I am thinking about how to have the conversation ... Read More

Shhh… the Values Economy has arrived, by Alan Williams

Shhh… the Values Economy has arrived, by Alan Williams

We are living in extraordinary times – volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous. The pace of change will never be this slow again. In ... Read More

Aligning Your Values Leads to Better Performance, by Joy Rees

Aligning Your Values Leads to Better Performance, by Joy Rees

If you have ever played mixies with a child you will know what fun it is to create characters that obviously don’t fit together. A bear Read More