CORE VALUES Are:
Core values are made of a number of parts to make them whole. Each of the parts
contributes to the total package of core values yet no single part necessarily carries more
value than another. They should be valued equally in the make up of a person’s Core
Values. This author sees them as, 1. Responsibility, 2. Accountability, 3. Initiative, 4.
Honesty, 5. Courage, 6. Justice, 7. Selfrespect and Humility, 8. Generosity/Service .
• Responsibility: recognizing your duties and properly executing them.
• Accountability: recognizing and accepting responsibility for your actions and
words. Not shifting the blame to others.
• Initiative: being alert and aware of your surroundings and situation and taking
proper action when needed and appropriate to do so without being told to do it.
• Honesty: Being as good as your word. Telling the truth. Demonstrating integrity.
• Courage: moral and physical courage to do the right things even at significant
• Justice: being willing to always be fair and consistent in issuing awards as well as
• Self-respect and Humility: respect and appreciate your personal skills and gifts,
but never being personally boastful or prideful in word or action.
• Generosity/Service: demonstrating a personal level of generosity that when given
does not expect or ask for a return and being always willing to serve for the
betterment of many and not just for personal gain.
Personal Core Values are not necessarily the same as Business Core Values, event though
founded on many of the same guiding principles. An example of business/organizational
Core values is taken from: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/corevalues.
html : Operating philosophies or principles that guide an organization's internal
conduct as well as its relationship with the external world. Core values are usually
summarized in the mission statement or in the statement of core values.