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

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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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What People Are Saying

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“Corporate values drive passion in employees.  David Cohen has captured in this book what every corporate executive needs to understand about corporate values.  The theory is concise while the practical, real world examples clearly illustrate the ‘how to’ for every company to be successful.”
Robin Wohnsigl, President and COO, Airbus North America Customer Services, Inc.

“Almost every company has stated values—far fewer live their values.  Inside the Box is a very personal and readable guide to making it happen, explaining why values matter, and how to make corporate values an important part of employee’s lives. Read this book and don’t just have values – live values!”
Marshall Goldsmith, Professor, Alliant International University’s Marshall Goldsmith School of Management; Author or co-editor of 22 books, including The Leader of the Future (a Business Week best-seller) and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There; Recognized by The Wall Street Journal  as one of the top ten executive educators, by Forbes as one of   five most-respected executive coaches, and by The Economist as one of the most credible thought leaders in the new era of business.

“Page after page, story after story, you learn the importance of values driving sustained business success. This book is representative of who Cohen is and what he is about—an intellectual business leader whose values and life lessons provide the content for a fascinating inside look at the issues that leaders face every day.”
Jo Lynn Williams, Human Resources Executive, Citigroup

“Organizations operate with business strategies but people behave based on values.  This book provides both visionary and practical information on the importance of integrating values through stories, policies and practices.”
Bernadette Kenny, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Adecco Group North America

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Inside the Box addresses one of the most over-hyped but under-valued issues in business today: corporate values. There are so many examples of companies pursuing essentially the same strategy and positioning with vastly different business performance. I am convinced that it’s the quality of the leadership that is the source of the difference in performance, and without strong values that leadership is elusive. Companies with strong enduring values are companies that endure.”
Martha Clark, Global Human Resources Director, AXA Rosenberg

“Inside the Box, Inside Corporate Headquarters, Inside the Locker Room…the game plan for success is spelled out clearly by David Cohen. The values formula is wonderfully articulated and so applicable in all of our worlds.”
David Poulin, Athletics Development, the University of Notre Dame; 13-year NHL career, 3-time NHL All-Star, playing for the Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins, and Washington Capitals; 10-year Notre Dame Head Hockey Coach

“Reading David’s new book underscored the appreciation I have for the importance of values in my organization and in my life.”
Paul Bottero, President, Computer Horizons Canada

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470838327
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/18/2006
  • Series: Jossey-Bass Leadership Series - Canada Series , #1
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.45 (h) x 0.98 (d)

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