Inside the Box: Leading With Corporate Values to Drive Sustained Business Success / Edition 1

Inside the Box: Leading With Corporate Values to Drive Sustained Business Success / Edition 1

by David S. Cohen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470838329

ISBN-13: 9780470838327

Pub. Date: 09/18/2006

Publisher: Wiley

What an organization stands for on the inside is equally important as the vision it tries to make real to the world outside.

There is no product, idea or strategy as powerful as an organization’s values. Staying true to principles is the way lasting organizations navigate change without losing their bearings and sense of direction. And

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Overview

What an organization stands for on the inside is equally important as the vision it tries to make real to the world outside.

There is no product, idea or strategy as powerful as an organization’s values. Staying true to principles is the way lasting organizations navigate change without losing their bearings and sense of direction. And a leader’s most important job is to clarify, live by and pass on those values to others.

Without values, an organization’s vision has no direction or energy source. Values are a corporate compass: They guide the organization and its growth, help identify employees who belong and employees who don’t, act as a filter for strategy and people decisions, and offer satisfaction and meaning when objectives are reached. The best and most enduring organizations understand their values, articulate them clearly, and hold them higher than any short-term concerns or short-cut methods.

Inside the Box focuses on values in a clear and practical way to understand what they are, where they come from and how they can be a source of competitive advantage.

  • Explains how to identify and define the values that make an organization, department, team, or individual unique.
  • Covers the importance of values to everyone, at all levels, and how values are transmitted to employees, from generation to generation.
  • Details how employees can be hired, identified, supported, developed or dismissed according to their values performance.
  • Discusses how to develop leaders and a real succession planning strategy by using values as a standard and guide.
  • Features stories of organizations that achieve greatness consistently over time by living their values (such as Johnson & Johnson, GE and IBM); some that have struggled recently and publicly with issues linked to value conflicts; and a number of companies that are currently striving to integrate their values with their leadership discipline and daily work processes.

Provides a roadmap for any leader or manager on how to align employees with leadership, and drive results in a way that is consistent with what the organization stands for.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470838327
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/18/2006
Series:
Jossey-Bass Leadership Series - Canada Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Introduction: Daring to Think Inside the Box.

Chapter One: What's Inside the Box? How Values Work.

Chapter Two: Reinforcing the Box: Making Values Meaningful Throughout the Organization.

Chapter Three: the Discipline of Working Inside the Box.

Chapter Four: Inside-the-Box Management Tool.

Chapter Five: Selecting Inside-the-Box Leaders.

Chapter Six: Does One Box Fit Forever? Organizational Growth: New Strategic Directions are Pursued but do the Values Ever Change?

Chapter Seven: Measuring Inside-the-Box Success: the Meaning of Integrity, Business Results and Employee Brand.

Bibliography.

Index.

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