Foundational to any successful business or team is that they have Mission Statements and Core Values. Many organizations create a task force or hire a consultant to help them create and write both the Mission Statement and Core Values. They spend weeks, even months crafting the perfect message for the organization.

Once created they hold meetings, design messaging and plaster the documents for all to see.

But then what?

How often do you see business or organizations truly model these documents?

Can you think of organizations, teams that live these at all levels?

Chick-Fil-a, Walt Disney World, Ritz Carlton Hotels, are a few that come to mind.

A team who is working to model their values is Penn State Football.

Coach Franklin has four core values.

  1. Have a positive attitude
  2. Work ethic. “Wake up every morning saying that you’re going to outwork people.”
  3. Compete in everything you do. “Compete in the classroom, community, practice field and on the football field.
  4. Sacrifice.

Coach Franklin also focuses on goals and saying thanks.

And that is the picture. Coach Franklin noticed one of his players did not go and say thanks to the opponents after a loss this season. Coach Franklin sprinted after his player and reminded him to go and thank the opponent.

As a leader how do you model and live your values?