Core Values Exercise

Thank you so much for your interest in exploring more deeply what matters most to you. Let’s get started!

Why Core Values?

  • First and foremost, clarifying and living in alignment with your Core Values is foundational for living a purpose-driven life.
  • When you live (and lead) in alignment with your Values & Purpose, you are more likely to be happier, live longer, and have a greater influence on those around you.
  • When Leaders take the time to clarify, define, and share their personal Core Values with their teams, organizational outcomes like engagement, productivity, trust, and turnover improve.

The Exercise

This downloadable PDF will guide you through a shortened version of our sought-after Values clarification exercise. The full exercise is typically personally facilitated by Dr. Lori Armstrong or one of the Inspire Nurse Leaders team members because while the exercise may seem easy at first glance, it is actually quite difficult for many. Sorting and prioritizing values is the easy part. But don’t be fooled! The exercise will require you to choose only a handful of values. We do not negotiate on the number of Core Values and neither should you!

Download Values PDF Here

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Digging Deeper

“When the things you say and the things you do are in alignment with what you believe, a thriving culture emerges.”

- Simon Sinek

Interested in digging deeper?

This exercise is only the beginning. One of our most popular workshops is our full-day Values, Purpose, and Passion Workshop. This is where teams learn and grow in this work together and where new norms and behaviors are cultivated with the goal of fostering Healthier Work Environments. We would love to share this powerful experience with you, your unit, and/or your team!

If you are interested in going the next step or considering this workshop for a team event, please email us at

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