Using Values-based Leadership to Drive Performance

I came across this article today –

Values-based leadership can drive the performance of organizations, and managing those values is the key to unlocking increased performance. Richard Barrett’s model maps values for individuals, groups, organizations and nations. It can identify the gaps between observed and desired values and the negative values that create dysfunction, and can be used to show where change needs to occur to create higher performance.


Do you want to know how to build a values-driven organization? Follow this series of broadcasts

This is a series of broadcasts where I explain step by step, following each chapter of my book, The Values-Driven Organization: Unleashing Human Potential for Performance and Profit, how to build a high performance organization. You can access the broadcasts by going to the following podcast website 

When you get to the site, click on the broadcast tab at the top.

The Values-Driven Organisation: Unleashing Human Potential for Performance and Profit

Based on significant new research from multiple sources, Richard Barrett creates a compelling narrative about why values-driven organizations are the most successful organizations on the planet. According to Barrett, understanding employee’s needs—what people value—is the key to creating a high performing organization. When you support employees in satisfying their needs, they respond with high levels of employee engagement and willingly bring their commitment and creativity to their work.

This book updates and brings together in one volume, two of Richard Barrett’s previous publications, Liberating the Corporate Soul (1998) and Building a Values-Driven Organization (2006), to provide a reference manual for leaders and change agents who wish to create a values-driven organization. The text provides both a leadership approach, and a language, for organizational transformation and culture change that incorporates concepts such as cultural entropy, values alignment and whole system change.

With an updated set of cultural diagnostic tools and a wide range of new and exciting case studies on culture and leadership development, The Values-Driven Organization will be essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of organizational change, leadership and ethics.

The Values Revolution and Why I Started Mapping Values

A recent report from Global Tolerance states the following:
The Values Revolution has truly arrived, reshaping our own lives as well as the organisations around us. More than ever, people want to make a difference through their workplaces, their purchasing power and their lifestyles. This shift is particularly apparent when looking at the millennial generation (those born between 1981-1996), who are worried about the  current state of the world and feel it is their responsibility to change it. Millennials expect the companies they work for to deliver positive change, and they would work harder and for less money if they knew their work was making a difference. This generation uses their purchasing power to purchase ethical products and are willing to pay a premium for them. Most millennials volunteer and many give back to their communities in other ways – by donating to causes or joining local organisations.
Click here to see the full report.
The same day this report came out, by chance, I recorded the following short video on why and how I started mapping values.
Click on video.

The Metrics of Human Consciousness: Just published. Get your copy here.

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, The Metrics of Human Consciousness.  For the moment it is only available from but it will be with and within the next three to four weeks in book and E-book formats. Be one of the first to get a copy of the book by clicking here.

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What people are saying about the book:

Richard Barrett offers us an exciting new direction for measuring consciousness. He has proved that the insights these measures bring can significantly improve our individual, organizational and societal performance. The work of the Barrett Values Centre stands as a testament to what can be achieved by seriously applying ourselves to the measurement of consciousness.

Dr. Marc Gafni, Co-Founder and Director, Center for Integral Wisdom

Dr. Zachary Stein, Academic Director, Center for Integral Wisdom