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Click here to open or download the Introduction for Assignment 1: Understanding Your Values. Click here to open or download the Assignment 1: Worksheet. This course requires use of Strayer Writing Sta
Assignment 1:  Understanding Your Values Due Week 3 and worth 100 points. “I said to myself, “Is life about winning football games, or it is it about my kids and the family?” – Coach     Introduction Throughout his career as a leader, Coach models the theory that discovering your purpose isn’t about trying to be a carbon copy of your favorite role model or idol, it’s about understanding what you truly value in life and why. Once you’ve taken the time to identify the values that are important to YOU and where they come from, you’ll understand more about how you interact with the world. This assignment will help you identify how the different groups in your life have impacted your values and how understanding that impact can help you better understand yourself and your purpose.   Instructions Step 1: Download the Understanding Your Values Worksheet and save it to your computer. Step 2: Follow the directions on the worksheet to complete the assignment. Step 3: Save your document as FirstInitial_LastName_JGR100_ A1. Step 4: Submit your assignment using the Week 3 assignment link in Blackboard. Formatting: This course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS).​ The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details. (Note: You’ll be prompted to enter your Blackboard login credentials to view these standards.) Course Connections: While completing this assignment, be sure to connect your responses to the course content you’ve learned so far. You should use specific phrases, ideas, and quotes from the Strayer Videos, Coach’s Huddle, Weekly Readings, and/or Discussion Questions to explain and support your thoughts. Example: “When Coach said that one of his values was people, it made me realize that I also value people as well. For instance, I often choose projects at work based on managers I enjoy working with.” Wait! Before you submit your assignment to Blackboard, did you…   Review the scoring guide? The scoring guide will give you a clear understanding of the assignment’s expectations. Check your assignment for grammatical errors? Review your answers for clarity?   Reach out to your instructor if you have any questions?  
Click here to open or download the Introduction for Assignment 1: Understanding Your Values. Click here to open or download the Assignment 1: Worksheet. This course requires use of Strayer Writing Sta
Assignment 1: Understanding Your Values Due week 3 and worth 100 points. “If you’re going to build a great career, you had better have a strong foundation. It all comes back to the priorities and the values that you have in life. – Coach Gibbs Understanding Your Values Worksheet PART 1 IDENTIFY YOUR VALUES & GROUPS OF INFLUENCE In the article What Self-Awareness Really Is (And How to Cultivate It) author Tasha Eurich states that “Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively.” This worksheet will help you do just that. In the table below, each row represents a group (past or present) that has influenced your values. Examples of these groups are your family, church, sports teams, profession, groups sharing common interests, etc. Select five of these groups and list them in the first column of the table. For each of the groups, identify the following: Three (3) positive behaviors that were learned and/or encouraged by the group. For example your teacher would always expect that you were on time or that you were assertive during class presentations. Three (3) values that you learned from the group. For example someone could have learned from a church group to be compassionate or to speak up when one sees injustices. Choose your values from the list provided in the Your Values Matter table. Scroll to the end of this assignment to find this table. GROUP NAME 3 POSITIVE BEHAVIORS 3 VALUES LEARNED Ex: Church Volunteering, Working on a team, Being on time Accountability, respect, teamwork (choose from the Your Values Matter table below) (Type Group 1 here) (Type Group 2 here) (Type Group 3 here) (Type Group 4 here) (Type Group 5 here) PART 2: RANK YOUR VALUES How important is each value in your life? Using the “Understanding Your Values” table, choose 10 of your values and put each value in priority order – #1 matters most, #10 matters least. Be HONEST! It doesn’t matter how someone else would rank these values; it only matters how important they are to you! Remember, this is about SELF-awareness. Your goal is to identify the things that matter most to YOU! In the article How to Live With Purpose, Identify Your Values and Improve Your Leadership, author Ann Loehr explains how your values give you a sense of purpose. The exercise below will help you focus on those values. Please complete the following in the table below: List the values according to what matters most to you. Provide a brief definition of what that values means to you in your own words. Write a short sentence about the meaning of each value in the “why does this matter to me” column. (Ex: If “friendship” is one of your higher values, you might understand it [and yourself!] better by identifying WHY friendship is such a high priority for you.) VALUES (most important to least important) DEFINITION (what does it mean to me?) WHY? (why does this value matter to me?) Ex: Friendship A special bond/connection between myself and another person. Friends are valuable to me because we provide each other with support during the positive and difficult times in our lives. Friends also provide companionship. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. PART 3: UNDERSTANDING YOUR VALUES AND INFLUENCE Now, review both tables. Write a reflection on how you think the groups in your life have helped you define your own values. Be sure to reference the material from class to support your response. What can you conclude? Be sure to address the following:    How has this activity provided insight into the effect your groups of influence have on your personal values?  Were you aware of the relationship between the two before doing this activity? Were you surprised by the amount of influence each group has? Explain why or why not. Why is self-awareness so important in the journey to finding your purpose? How did you determine your top three (3) values overall? Was it difficult to narrow it down? Explain your reasoning. YOUR VALUES MATTER Directions: For Part 1, choose from the list of values below. accountability competition ethics independence recognition achievement conflict resolution excellence initiative respect adaptability clarity fairness integrity risk-taking ambition dialogue family job security salvation balance (home/work) creativity financial stability humility reliability being the best continuous learning forgiveness justice personal growth caring courage freedom leadership professional growth clarity ease with uncertainty friendship listening safety coaching/mentoring education future generations making a difference self-discipline commitment efficiency generosity openness teamwork community involvement enthusiasm/ positive attitude health patience risk-taking compassion entrepreneurial humility perseverance trust competence environmental awareness humor/ fun personal fulfillment Scoring Guide Assignment 1:  Understanding Your Values    Criteria Exemplary 90-100% A Proficient 80-89% B Fair 70-79% C Meets Minimum Expectations 60-69% D Unacceptable Below 60% F 1. Identify the positive behaviors that were learned and/or encouraged in each group.   Weight:  15% Identifies 3 positive behaviors that were learned and/or encouraged in each group. Identifies only 2 positive behaviors that were learned and/or encouraged in each group.   Identifies only 1 positive behavior that was learned and/or encouraged in each group. Does not identify the positive behaviors that were learned and/or encouraged in each group. Did not submit. 2. Identify the values learned in each group     Weight: 15%   Identifies 3 values  learned in each group. Identifies only 2 values learned in each group. Identifies only 1 value learned in each group.    Does not identify the values learned in each group. Did not submit. 3. Rank your values from most important to least important with your personal definition and explanation. Weight:  25% Proficiently ranks values from most important to least important. Proficiently describes personal definition and explanation of why those values are important. Thoroughly ranks values from most important to least important. Thoroughly describes personal definition and explanation of why those values are important. Satisfactorily ranks values from most important to least important. Satisfactorily describes personal definition and explanation of why those values are important. Did not rank values or provide personal definition or explanation of why values are important. Did not submit. 4. Reflect on how you think the groups have helped you define your values.   Weight:  40% Proficiently reflects on how the groups have helped define your own values. Includes three or more references from two or more sources of course material. Demonstrates excellent understanding of the relationship between the positive behaviors and their impact on your own values. Thoroughly reflects on how the groups have helped define your own values.  Includes two references from one source of course material. Demonstrates good understanding of the relationship between the positive behaviors and their impact on your own values. Satisfactorily reflects on how the groups have helped define your own values. Includes one reference from one source of course material. Logically, but not completely, demonstrates an understanding of the relationship between the positive behaviors and their impact on your own values. Insufficiently reflects on how the groups have helped define your own values. Does not include any references from the course materials. Demonstrates minimal understanding of the relationship between the positive behaviors and the impact on your own values. Does not reflect on how the groups have helped define your own values. Does not include any references from the course materials. Demonstrates no understanding of the relationship between the positive behaviors and the impact on your own values. 5. Write in a professional manner using proper grammar and spelling.   Weight: 5% Writing is excellent. Tone is professional and sophisticated. Shows logic, clarity, and consistent formatting.   Contains no spelling or grammatical errors.   Writing is mostly good.   Tone is professional. Shows logic, clarity, and consistent formatting.   May contain few or no spelling and/or grammatical errors. Writing is satisfactory.   Tone is somewhat professional.   Shows moderate logic, clarity, and/or consistent formatting.   May contain 2-4 spelling and/or grammatical errors.   Writing meets minimal standards.   Tone is not professional. Lacks one or more of logic, clarity, and/or consistent formatting. May contain more than 4 spelling and/or grammatical errors. Writing does not meet minimal standards.   Tone is not professional.   Wholly lacking in logic, clarity, and/or consistent formatting. Contains many spelling and/or grammatical errors.   9