Live Your North

What Do You Stand For?

Strengthen your impact and differentiate your organization by giving voice to your values.

Use our free values sort exercise to reaffirm your values and ensure you are living your true north!


Register your name and email in the fields below. Once you are registered, a card deck will appear. 

Sort the following 30 Value Cards in terms of their relative importance to you. Place each in one of the five columns. Feel to make changes by just dragging the tile between the columns. The order of the Values within each column does not matter, only the columns ranked from Least Important to Most Important. If you are accessing the values sort from a mobile device the values will be a drop down menu using the red triangle and won’t show up with the option to drag and drop the values tiles.

You are allowed the following number of cards in each column:

  1. Most Important – 4
  2. More Important – 6
  3. Neutral – 10
  4. Less Important – 6
  5. Least Important – 4

We recognize this activity is challenging and you may want to place more cards in specific columns. Part of this exercise is forcing you to make choices in prioritizing your values. Each value has a definition on the tile or card.

You will receive a print out of your values emailed to you after you have completed the assessment.


We love to give credit where credit is due. This Values Sort activity was adapted with support from The Good Project.

The Values Sort is both hard and amazing in the way things that make you really walk your talk are. 

I went into it thinking that I had a pretty good handle on what my business values were and how they stacked up. Two minutes in when I found myself debating over exactly how much I valued one issue over another, I knew I had some work to do.

Doing the Values Sort was incredibly clarifying, and has helped me run the values-based business I love in a way that’s closely aligned with my true north.”

Rachel Allen

Bolt From the Blue Copywriting