Why the Focus on Values?

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

A vibrant, living set of shared values provides the basis for forming and regenerating an organization or a community. Together with a strategic intent, values can provide a context that facilitates and enables local, independent action, initiative, and intrapreneurship. In today's fast pace, effective self-leadership, self-management and opportunism create a competitive advantage.



Steve Jobs advice quotes

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.

Steve Jobs


Jack Welch advice business quotes

Put values first. Don't focus too much on the numbers. Focus more on the softer values of building a team, sharing ideas, exciting others.

Jack Welch




Example: Jack Welch and GE

Jack Welch , the legendary former CEO of GE, believed that the only way to lead is to talk about company's values, not numbers.

Welch said, "Numbers aren't the vision; numbers are products. We always say that if you had three measurements to live by, they'd be employee satisfaction, customer satisfaction, and cash flow. If you've got cash in the till at the end, the rest is all going to work, because if you've got high customer satisfaction, you're going to get a share. If you've got high employee satisfaction, you're going to get productivity. And if you've got cash, you know it's all working."... More



Synergy of Effectiveness, Morality, and Time

Values-based leadership is different from other modes in that it includes all the three factors: ① Effectiveness, ② Morality, and ③ Time... More


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



Value Mantra

Value mantra encodes a lot of meaning in a short phrase. Usually, it is a 3-5 word shorthand encapsulation of your customer-focused intent that may include one or two key points of difference in it... More