Best Boss Take 5 | A Cinematic Lesson in Leadership: Energy and Values

Our scene opens in a cozy coffee shop. Alex, a seasoned professional with a knack for harnessing his daily energies, sits across from Jordan, an eager learner.

Alex: “You know, Jordan, I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on how harnessing our daily energy and values can make a significant impact on our lives.”

Jordan: “Really? How so?”

Alex: “Well, it’s all about aligning our actions with our core values and understanding how our energy influences our outcomes. I’ve found that when I consciously direct my energy towards what matters to me, incredible things happen.”

The scene intensifies as Jordan leans in, captivated.

Jordan: “That sounds powerful. Can you give me an example?”

Alex: “Absolutely. Think about what truly matters to you … your values, your passions. Now, imagine channeling your daily energy into activities aligned with those values. You’ll find a sense of purpose and fulfillment.”

Jordan nods, clearly intrigued.

Alex: “It’s about living intentionally. For me, one of my core values is continuous learning. So, every day, I carve out time to engage in activities that feed my curiosity and expand my knowledge. The result, I’m telling you, Jordan, is I feel a lot more fulfilled and accomplished.”

Jordan: “Oh my gosh. I see, I see. So it’s about being intentional with our time and our energy.”

Alex: “Yes, exactly, but it goes beyond that, Jordan. It’s also about being aware of the energy we bring into each situation. Have you ever noticed how your mood or mindset can influence the outcome of your day?”

Jordan: “Well, yeah, definitely. Some days, I just feel more positive than others.”

Alex: “Bingo. Now imagine being conscious of that energy and actively choosing to bring a positive mindset into your daily interactions. It’s a game-changer. Positive energy attracts positive outcomes.”

Jordan: “I do want that. How do I start?”

Jordan is madly taking notes, fully absorbed.

Alex: “It begins with self-awareness. You first need to identify your core values and set clear intentions for your day. Ask yourself, ‘What energy do I want to bring to this particular situation?’ And then make choices aligned with those intentions.”

Jordan: “Got it. Values, intentions, and conscious choices.”

Alex: “And remember, it’s a journey. You need to be patient with yourself. Learn from each day. Life is a series of lessons, and when you embrace them, you’ll find yourself growing in ways you never imagined.”

Jordan: “Thank you, Alex. Oh my goodness, I so appreciate these insights and your wisdom. I’m excited to start applying them in my life.”

Alex: “You’re welcome, Jordan. Here’s to harnessing our daily energy and living a life that truly aligns with our values.”

They toast their coffee cups, symbolizing a new beginning.

There is your Take 5 for today and we’ll leave you with these key insights:

  1. Value Awareness: It’s crucial to be aware of and clearly articulate your core, deeply held values. This clarity allows you to align your energy, daily activities, and leadership with these values.
  2. Inventory of Values: Take time to identify and flesh out your values thoroughly. This process helps in understanding what truly matters to you.
  3. Align Schedule with Values and Strengths: Adjust your schedule and activities to align with your strengths and values, rather than forcing a mismatch in your life and work.

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About Danny

With over 20 years experience in training and leadership development  — and holding an MBA and an MA in Organizational Development — Danny Ceballos has worked with organizations across the country to strengthen their effectiveness in leading and managing others through supervision+motivation best practices and strategies.