The Tuesday Conversation

Sandi Herrera, Got Core Values?

Got Core Values? Founder Sandi Herrera has worked as a business executive for Colliers International, Delivering Happiness and The Hunter Group In this week’s Tuesday Conversation, Herrera discusses how Core Values can define the climate and culture of any organization, including a school.

Q: Explain the concept of core values.
Herrera: They’re those guiding principles that help us make decisions in life. My number one core value is gratitude. The way that I articulate gratitude as my number one core value is that I believe that gratitude is the core of true happiness. Whether you’re at the highest of high or the lowest of low, no matter what’s going on in life it’s fabulous…there’s a lot of neuroscience behind gratitude, that just the act of trying to think of something you’re grateful for shifts your brain to a more positive state.

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