The JKL Associates Promise Culture model starts with “Purpose” at the center of the primary foundational elements of business and personal growth and success. From this central point all other aspects of growth and success emanate. In concert with purpose having both personal and business core values give the framework and guidance for all consistent communincation, transactions and decision-making efforts.
In an effort to provide a model for an organization and individuals to conduct themselves in a contributive way, we believe in the concepts of five (5) V’s. Vision, Values, Vehicles, Vocabulary and Valuation. This model comes from The Prioritized Leader initiative supported by our business colleagues at TTI Success Insights and Five Capitals.
Vision is the view of the future which leadership sees for the organization or an individual sees for themselves. Without vision you cannot have a given direction or path by which you move forward. You aimlessly wander and bounce around hoping for results but spend too much energy refocusing on a yet to be defined vision or direction for yourself or the business.
Values are the guard rails to keep all thoughts, transactions, efforts guided in a common direction and living to a set of standards which are never to be violated under any circumstances. By engaging in and using Core Values for all decision making and transactions, the business and personal life will have stability and consistency.
Vehicles are those deliverables you as a person or the business deliver into the world. They might be the skills and knowledge you possess and bring into the organization, or they might be the widgets or services your business provides in the marketplace. Knowing your vehicles and the limitation of those vehicles helps keep you from being distracted into areas which do not contribute to your future success.
Vocabulary sounds simple and would seem to be straight forward but unfortunately, language of individuals varies greatly throughout an organization. One person might use one set of statements and another a different set of statements. The client or customer now gets two different stories and wonders if they are dealing with the same organization. Consistent well-articulated vocabulary is key to delivering a common message and should be reflective of your purpose, vision, and core values.
Valuation is how we measure if we are living to our other “V’s” and purpose. These are the metrics by which we evaluate our results, outcomes, and performance along the path to the next level of success. If we are not gauging our effort, then we do not know if they are contributing in a positive way or distracting from the best path to achieve your vision.
Reviewing your business and self this week, give consideration to the 5 V’s as a framework to get yourself on a consistent path to future success. Stop making assumptions of guessing and lock in your best outcome by having a commitment to growth through vision, values, vehicles, vocabulary, and valuation.
Our next Prioritized Leadership initiative will be forming in the coming weeks. Give us a call to register for this opportunity to enhance your own skills as leaders while framing up a solid structure for your business. Call JKL Associates at FL (407) 984-7246 or MI (313) 527-7945.