The Entrepreneurs' Alphabet of Values by Stacey Zackin, WORK_SPACE Manager
G = Grace
An alphabetical approach to exploring values is valuable because it explores ordinary words to find extra-ordinary meaning. For example, the word
, when used as a noun, is defined as simple elegance or refinement of movement. As a verb, it means to do honor or credit to someone or something by one’s presence.
- What would it be like to approach our business relationships with grace?
- What if we felt honored by the contribution of our colleagues and clients, and they were honored by ours?
I lived and worked in Los Angeles for 19 years, much of it in the entertainment industry. Although
was not a common core value of Hollywood, I was fortunate to have worked with quite a few people that embodied
. In addition to an inherent kindness, they all had a confident awareness of their impact on others and a humble acceptance of responsibility for that impact.
One of the most memorable was Carol Burnett (pardon the name-dropping)...