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50 Values Tournament: Elite 8 Ethics

50 Values Tournament: Elite 8 Ethics

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#50Values Tournament Elite 8 Ethics

Today is the start of Round 3 of the #50 Values Tournament that we started here on the Values Storying blog two weeks ago. We started with 50 commonly valued ethics and have been working our way toward this community’s most treasured value, the one my readers would most want to be able to pass along to the next generation.

Round 2 Results

The winner of each pool advanced to this week’s Elite 8 Ethics round, along with the values with the next two highest vote totals–the wild cards (WC).

Pool 1

  • Love (1)
  • Endurance
  • Appreciation
  • Passion

Pool 2

  • Integrity (1)
  • Resolve
  • Responsibility
  • Courage

Pool 3

  • Honesty
  • Faith (1)
  • Joy
  • Humility

Pool 4

  • Family (1)
  • Dependability
  • Empathy
  • Respect

Pool 5

  • Faithfulness (WC)
  • Patience
  • Self-Discipline
  • Wisdom (1)

Pool 6

  • Self-Control
  • Commitment (1)
  • Generosity
  • Obedience (WC)

Note: One value received unanimous support. In order not to try to sway the vote in the next round, I won’t say which one, but I was surprised there was just one core value that received every participant’s vote.

Elite 8 Ethics

Voting for this round is simple. Four one-on-one match-ups will determine which values move on to the Final Four. Remember, voting for one value does not indicate that another value is not important. The purpose is the prioritize the values that we want to pass along to the next generation.

Happy voting. I’ll see you back here next week to let you know the winners of the Elite 8 Ethics round of the 50 Values Tournament. Thanks for your participation in the conversation.

Al Ainsworth is a values storyteller. He works with individuals, businesses, churches, and other organizations to pass along their values through the stories they tell…and re-tell.

Al is the author of Lines in the Gravel (and 52 Other Re-Told Childhood Tales) and is currently compiling his faith stories into his second major work, Stories from the Roller Coaster (of a Faith Life), due later this month. He is writing that book completely outside of the typical work week in order to develop a blueprint for busy people with a valuable story to tell to be able to tell their stories. Subscribe to his email list to stay up to date on his progress and for additional excerpts from the book.

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About Al Ainsworth

Al Ainsworth is a values storyteller. He works with individuals, businesses, churches, and other organizations to pass along their values through the stories they tell…and re-tell. Al is the author of Lines in the Gravel (and 52 Other Re-Told Childhood Tales), Stories from the Roller Coaster (of a Faith Life), and Coach Dave: Season One. Subscribe to his email list for more values storying.

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