Values-based Leadership: Leading from the inside out

Becoming a successful leader—someone who is able to build a long-lasting, high-performing team, organization, or community—is not about what you do, although that is important; it is about how you do what you do—it is about living your deeply held values.

What my research and the research of others shows is that values-driven teams, organizations, and communities are the most successful on the planet.Values-driven organizations generate higher earnings; they are more customer-focused and more productive, and they have higher levels of employee engagement, higher retention rates, and lower absenteeism. Because employees feel cared for, they willingly bring their creativity and discretionary energy to their work.

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