Values Transformation comes from Brian P. Hall’s book – Values Shift. Hall explores what we need to know to transform a person into an exceptional human being and what we need to know to build a better society.
What is the Hall-Tonna Map?
The Hall-Tonna Map is a chart of words to express 125 values. The words/values match phases of development. Some values express an obvious unconscious way that we function. Other values on the map require leaders to select new goals and skills to actualize. The choice to develop skills also creates a shift of consciousness.
The values build like blocks on a continuum. Hall named the sections / phases: Surviving, Belonging, Self-Initiating, and Interdependence. Phases tell a story of our view of the world. All values denote the means of how we can be or act to meet the phase. Goals / Values span to areas like wisdom and world order, which seem unattainable. But with intention and a means to arrive at a phase, knowledge to aid transformation is doable.
The values are universal and common throughout all languages and races. They function as ideals in our lives and as priorities that reflect our behavior. Some values denote how we are; others tell what we do. There is a state of being before action.
The Menaissance Group deduced Hall’s Core Principles and Definitions with actionable words here:
Values are a critical component of human existence and can be identified and measured.
Values are described through words.
Values are learned and developed through assimilation; and
Values are modified and shaped by our worldview.
A personal application of the Hall-Tonna Values
I authored a book about my transformation. Shadows of Transformation, Healing, & Purpose with Love’s Consciousness. Shadows shares the application of Hall’s values.
The notion of a world view and values caught my attention. Interactions, beliefs, assumptions, ideas, and feelings tell us about who we are and what we do. They make up a view of the world.
At one time, my world view was stuck. I had to move from only Survival and Belonging. I needed dreams, a desire to be something more, and skill-sets to match a shift of consciousness. The shift pushed me into other visionary phases as a change agent.
What was missing for me? Intuition (a state of being). We all have it; but we don’t imagine using intuition in our work. Intuition moves us onto new paths. And, values are necessary to be a different person to pursue other avenues.
We can select values to act upon for what we envision. Hall suggests that values are the mediators among our inner world, hopes, ideals, dreams, and images.
When I took the on-line inventory test, the results revealed how I functioned before a change occurred. I easily saw what values were missing. I needed some values to transition into a field of innovation to build a better society.
Values are observable. How we function as leaders in an institution and with our personal values mix. Good and bad characteristics are there; they don’t hide.
And the Point of it all for Leaders and Trainers
Many leaders dream to transform into exceptional human beings. Our society depends upon exceptional people to affect change. Remember, Hall characterizes us, the trainers, and leaders, that way.
We are the exceptional ones. We put our energy in tandem with other leaders. We accept change with patience. We remake old habitual patterns to get innovative ideas for action. We set unimaginable goals. We deal with feelings and attach words to that insight. And we shepherd others into another field of knowing. The work we envision is sustainable beyond a small segment of people.
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