This is an intregal part of the self-assessment process. There are a lot of values to choose from, take for example this list:
|Balance||Helping others||Risk taking|
|Excellence||Making a difference||Tradition|
|Family||Personal growth||Zest for life|
Once you've cut and pasted this into a spreadsheet, slowly remove values you realize are not your top ones. This was a challenging exercise for me, as who wants to admit, even to themselves, that they don't have certain values. I've got it under 50 so far, but even that has been a challenge. If anyone has a suggestion on how to get down to about 5, I'd love your suggestions!