Leading with Values: Positivity, Virtue and High Performance

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Edward D. Hess, Kim S. Cameron
Cambridge University Press, Aug 3, 2006 - Business & Economics
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Values-based leadership is based upon honesty, respect, trust and dignity, and it regards every employee within a company as a valued human being. This book describes the characteristics of leaders who focus on positivity and virtues to create and sustain highly successful organizations such as Synovus Financial Corporation, HomeBanc Mortgage Company, and the United States Marine Corps. It also addresses leader mistakes and forgiveness, and how difficulties and challenges can be overcome to achieve spectacular results. This inspiring book offers practical advice that can be applied to individual leadership styles and roles. As society tries to rebound from the recent scandals involving fraud, financial improprieties, and unethical behavior among its leadership, the fundamental message of Leading with Values is clear: acting ethically and virtuously, and treating all stakeholders with respect and dignity, can create extraordinary outcomes without sacrificing performance and profits.
 

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Just take care of your people
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The next morning as he paid his bill the elderly
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Through the Synovus story it can be seen that corporate
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people first
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and a half days I was totally convinced this was
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WORLD
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Loyal Customers produce Growth
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organizations
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from a garden or other things that might be useful
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7 Leadership values that enable
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framework for action
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alignment and 3 Breathing life into organizations with principled
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These two options for principled leadership parallel Hirschmans
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Forgiveness as an attribute
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Normative State
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Why are managers more forgiving?
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six people who were located some distance from his safety
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them no escape route if the fire blows up The
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4 Spirituality and leadership in
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Corps leadership and even the individual Marine has come to
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The vignettes provided by Lieutenant General Christmas Lieutenant
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quest to become
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they are impressed at how proud I am of our
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Health Fairs at its store locations promoting worklife balance and
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she has held over the years and what an asset
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of positivity in their own experiences and as a way
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Values and leadership in
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Building on these findings we propose that at the collective
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Organizations will need leaders who have character and deeply held
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teaching values in the United
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most influentialMuch of the promise and burden of maneuver warfare
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Integrity
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Be technically and tactically proficient
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Edward D. Hess is Adjunct Professor of Organization and Management, Executive Director of the Values-Based Leadership Institute, and Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Corporate Growth at the Goizueta Business School, Emory University.

Kim S. Cameron is Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Michigan Business School and Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education at the University of Michigan.

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