I’m in D.C. for some leadership training. I’m glad my organization gives us two weeks to focus on leadership before we take on a supervisory job. It’s a great time for personal reflection.
In this training, we do stuff like take personality tests, find out what our leadership style is, and discuss how to deal with common personnel challenges.
We also examine what our values are.
I was surprised how different my core values were from many of my military peers. The typical military member has values that center around the following things:
All the things above are clearly important, but they weren’t values that drove me. They don’t define who I am.
Our deepest values often manifest themselves during significant events in our lives. I mapped out the significant events in my life and was surprised at what trait stood out.
I believe the trait that is most important to me has been key to my successes in life.
It’s clearly been the key to my success in real estate.
Let me share two significant events with you.