By Homer H. Johnson
What's Values-Based management? How does one develop into a Values-Based chief? Why Value-Based management? definitely those are serious questions. it's now widely known that powerful leaders, from Martin Luther King via political leaders and company executives, have a starting place of values that advisor their decision-making, and certainly, their existence. even though, as much as this element there has no longer been a transparent definition of Values-Based management, nor has there been a style for constructing Values-Based Leaders. This ebook addresses those matters by means of defining Values-Based management; via explaining why this type of management results in potent teams, households and companies; and via supplying a technique for aiding one realize either their existence values and their management values. provided in a fascinating, and easy-to-read ''story format,'' the publication lines the lifetime of the CEO of an immense scientific provide corporation who has ''burned out'' as a pace-setter, and who blames others for his difficulties. After being informed very bluntly by means of a former mentor that he's the matter, no longer others, the CEO seeks out assistance from an govt trainer. operating with the trainer he is going via a approach through which he rediscovers his function in existence, in addition to his existence and management values. and during the method he renews his enthusiasm and effectiveness as a pacesetter. The structure of the ebook permits the reader to move in the course of the comparable step by step discovery technique as does the important determine within the booklet, and to maneuver towards turning into a good and winning Values-Based chief. Leaders and bosses will locate the data and discovery technique defined within the booklet very useful in clarifying one's goal and values, and in giving them a starting place on which to guide. The booklet additionally can be used as a supplemental textual content in classes on management
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32 Becoming a Values-Based Leader It just feels good! But let’s move on to your top life values. ” “Okay,” Dave answered, “but let me preface this by saying that I tried to decide which were my five top life values. Now that was really tough. ” Rena responded, “That’s typical; all values are all good—that’s why we call them values. And most people find it difficult to narrow the list to four or five. ” “Well, family is one of the top values,” Dave continued. “It’s all about being close to my wife and my children, and also our extended family.
I spend about two hours each week with one of our IT people who briefs me on the latest software that we are using and also shows me how to use it. 34 Becoming a Values-Based Leader “Another of my goals is to improve my presentation skills. I find that I am making more and more presentations each month. I use to just go into the meeting and rattle off some numbers. However, I realized that rattling off numbers is not very inspiring, particularly when you are talking to employees. So, I am working with one of our training people to improve both the content and delivery of my presentations.
I suppose I could say that we have great medical insurance benefits, and a few more things, but really I hadn’t thought about it much. ” “No problem,” Rena replied. “I was just pushing you a bit to think about how your values would play out in the broader context. For example, some companies are ‘family friendly’ in that they have programs and policies that benefit the families of their employees. Liberal maternity leave policies or even paternity leave would be examples of this. The point is that one needs to think of how to live one’s values in a variety of settings.
Becoming a Values-Based Leader by Homer H. Johnson