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Values-Based Leadership

Energizing Employees to Pursue a Common Goal Using a Set of Shared Values

By: Vadim Kotelnikov

Founder, Ten3 Business e-Coach Inspiration and Innovation Unlimited!


"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 

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  • 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?... More

6Ws of Corporate Growth

  1. Know WHY: develop corporate vision, define shared values, and build corporate capabilities... More

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  • Values-based... More

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  • Emphasize the future, not the past... More


FQ&Q: "If I'm offering the right strategy, why isn't anyone following me?"1

To discover the answer, ask yourself:

  • Do I do the things necessary to overcome my follower's natural resistance to change?

  • Do I listen to my followers' true needs? Do I reframe issues in order to address those needs?

  • Can I set aside my own ego in order to energize followers to achieve the high objectives that are in the best interests of both my and their?

10 Rules for Building a Great Business

Define shared values and let values rule. As Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple Computer, put it, "The only thing that works is management by values. Find people who are competent and really bright, but more importantly, people who care exactly about the same things you care about."... More


The Tree of Business

What is Values-Based Leadership?

Leadership is not limited just to singular measure of effectiveness it is a multidimensional phenomenon. Values-based leadership is different from other modes in that it includes all the three factors:

  1. Effectiveness measuring the achievement of the objectives

  2. Morality measuring how change affects concerned parties, and

  3. Time measuring the desirability of any goal over the long term

Major Leadership Schools: Correlation

Values-based leadership is not simply about style, how-to, following some recipe, or even mastering "the vision thing". Instead, it is about ideas and values.

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."1

Put Values First

Why Values-Based Leadership?

Values-based leadership is a must in modern flat organizations characterized by transparency and easy availability of information.2

Why the Focus on Values?

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 competitive advantage."5

Inspiring Culture

 Case in Point  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, that 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 As 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  GE Leadership Effectiveness Survey...

 Case in Point  Hewlett-Packard (HP)...

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  1. "Leading Change", James O'Toole

  2. "The Centerless Corporation", Bruce Pasternack and Albert J. Viscio

  3. "The Leadership Crash Course", Paul Taffinder

  4. "Jack Welch and the GE Way", Robert Slater

  5. Relentless Growth, Christopher Meyer

  6. SMART Leader, Vadim Kotelnikov

  7. 12 Leadership Roles, Vadim Kotelnikov

  8. 25 Lessons from Jack Welch, Vadim Kotelnikov

  9. SMART Executive, Vadim Kotelnikov

  10. The 4 Es and 6 Rules for Leadership, Jack Welch

  11. How To Lead Creative People, Max DePree

  12. Inspirational Quotes from Great Corporate Leaders

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