One of my greatest fears in speaking on the topic of core values was thinking that many participants were going to write off the topic as something they already knew all about. Yet, it’s interesting once participants start down the path of thinking beyond the surface level of the topic, the most common question someone will ask is: So what exactly is a core value?

It’s a surprising question when you think you already know all about it! There isn’t a simple answer because when it comes to core values, a concise definition can never explain what your individual journey will help you discover. The good news is that you don’t have to have all the answers or even that much clarity to begin digging to your core. Only the process will bring you the unique answers and increased clarity you will need.

It’s still a good question – What is a core value?  What would be your definition?  Share it with us in the comments below!