Values-Driven Leadership Framework
Values-driven leadership realizes its full potential when espoused values are embodied by leadership and embraced by the entire organization. This allows for an authentic and sustainable business culture to emerge.
Importance of Values-Driven Leadership
Research on emerging global companies supports the perspective that leading high performance organizations require leaders to create visions that reach beyond the bottom line. Values-driven leaders embrace this opportunity by focusing on possibilities and finding creative solutions to global challenges. This is not an ethical guideline that stifles the company’s growth but rather a business opportunity that ignites innovation and increases performance, growth and profitability.
Values-driven leadership offers a platform for leaders to unleash this potential by serving as a catalyst for personal development and transformation and by encouraging employees to engage their values, sense of purpose and intrinsic motivation to be part of something that contributes positively to society.
What is Values-Driven Leadership?
Values-driven leadership implies a conscious commitment by leaders at all levels to lead with their values and create a corporate culture that optimizes financial performance, ethical practice, social contribution and environmental impact.
What are Values-Driven Leaders?
Values-driven leaders lead from a deep sense of purpose and a demonstrated commitment to life-affirming values, such as honesty, integrity, excellence, courage, humility, trust, care for people and social and environmental responsibility.
What are Values-Driven Companies?
Values-driven companies lead in the marketplace and benefit society by innovating to create short-term and long-term value for their full community of stakeholders – employees, customers, shareholders, communities in which they operate and the natural environment.
These organizations see themselves as corporate citizens of the communities in which they serve and are committed to providing solutions to the most challenging social and environmental issues facing the world today.
A growing number of these organizations provide case studies and insights into the successful leadership of an organization committed to balancing the three principal pillars of values-driven companies: people, planet and profit.