Successful Long-term CEO
❷ Know what you stand for
Get clear on the
values and beliefs that drive your
leadership style and your thinking. How have those factors
influenced your behavior as a leader?...
Winning Corporate Culture
What is Values-Based Leadership?
"A distinction about popular art and great art is the many (and deeper)
levels of meaning to be found in the latter."
~ James O'Toole
Leadership is not limited just to singular measure of
effectiveness – it is a multidimensional phenomenon.
is different from other modes in that it includes all the three factors:
– measuring the achievement of the objectives
❷ Morality –
measuring how change affects concerned parties, and
❸ Time –
measuring the desirability of any goal over the long term
Values-based leadership is not simply about a
how-to, following some recipe, or even mastering "the
Instead, it is about
It is about understanding the
different and conflicting needs of followers,
energizing followers to pursue
a goal than they had never thought possible.
"In practical business terms, it is
about creating conditions under which all followers can perform
independently and effectively toward a single objective," says James
O'Toole, the author of
Why Values-Based Leadership?
for Building a High-growth Business
Values-based leadership is a must in modern
organizations characterized by
employee empowerment, transparency and easy availability of
The Tree of
The only thing that works is
management by values. Find people who are competent and really
but more importantly, people who care exactly about the same things
you care about.
A vibrant, living set of values provides the basis for
forming and regenerating community. Values "can provide a context that
facilitates and enables local, independent action. In today's fast pace,
effective self-management and
opportunism create a
General Electric (GE)
Nowhere GE shared values take
on importance greater importance than on a small, wallet-size card that GE
employees now carry with them.
GE's values are so important to the company,
Jack Welch had them inscribed and distributed to all GE employees, at
every level of the company.
But before the cards were furnished to the
staff, GE had come to consensus on which core values it wanted to cultivate
in its employees. Many hours were spent at
GE's Leadership Institute and
elsewhere deciding on exactly what those values should be. "It became a
badge of honor not only to carry the card but also to uphold the values."4
Jack Welch notes: "There isn't a human being in GE that wouldn't have the
Values Guide with them. In their wallet, in
their purse. It means everything and
we live it. And we
remove people who
don't have those values, even when they post great results."...
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Case in Point
Case in Point
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