Leadership Solution: Leading With Values

Chances are your organization has a set of values, operating principles or organizational expectations. They typically include items such as integrity, customer service, quality, respect, high performance, leadership, innovation etc. etc. And, these characteristics are typically followed by additional words that further describe them.

Values “ground” an organization – providing direction for people that find themselves in ambiguous situations. They are guides for decision-making. When employees encounter situations in which they must choose one course of action from a number of different alternatives, they can turn to their organization’s values for help. Approached from the context of values, decisions often become less complicated and stress-inducing.

When it comes to organizational values, your job as a leader is critically important. You have a two-fold responsibility. First, you need to make sure that everyone understands what the values are and what they mean. Then, you need to guide people in practicing those values in their day-to-day work lives. It is the right thing to do for yourself, your team members and your organization.

What are your organizations core values? Comment below and let us know!

Lead well … LEAD RIGHT,

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