The values, assumptions and beliefs that govern my actions. The map I follow to plan, implement and review my actions.
Our theory-in-use is usually different from our espoused theory. Few of us are aware of our theory-in-use or the incongruence with our espoused theory.
Argyris, Chris (1993). Knowledge for Action: A guide to overcoming barriers to organizational change. San Francisco: Josey-Bass.