Core Values are to me, what drives you. Your foundation upon which you do your work.
Having been lucky enough to have travelled for business to a wide range of countries - I still have India, Russia and South America on my list to meet.
I've met some interesting characters and some down-right crazy people in business. Each one of them has left a small dent in my universe.
My list looks something like this:
Trust your inner thoughts and first instinct (it's usually right)
Deliver Options, always options and guiding advice
Listen - two ears and one mouth, use them in those proportions (thanks Grandma)
Think - what would my customer get from us doing this
Work as hard and harder than your team - respect them as they respect you
Working hard doesn't always mean putting in long hours, it means working smart
Many people say they're working hard, they're often not
Never tell your boss there's a problem - until you have solution options
Ensure your tone and pace are carefully set and monitored - not everyone speaks English
Keep a sense of humor - refine it and see the absurd in business kindly
Trust your team and don't beat them when they're wrong - they know it already
Be honest and direct - everyone deserves to be well guided and not screwed over
Temper any bad news with options and positive exits - Good, Bad, Good
Stand your ground, but acquiesce when when the better idea comes forward
Take praise kindly and do not brag
Thank people often - there's not enough of this done