Leading with Values: Positivity, Virtue, and High Performance / Edition 1

Leading with Values: Positivity, Virtue, and High Performance / Edition 1

by Edward D. Hess
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521686032

ISBN-13: 9780521686037

Pub. Date: 08/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521686037
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
664,923
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

Figures; Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Synovus Financial Corporation: 'Just take care of your people' Robert Drazin, Edward D. Hess and Farah Mihoubi; 2. FedEx Freight: putting people first Gary W. Bouch; 3. The role of values in high risk organizations Karl E. Weick; 4. Spirituality and leadership in the Marine Corps Dan Yaroslaski and Paolo Tripodi; 5. HomeBanc Mortgage Company: 'Quest to become America's most admired company' Edward D. Hess; 6. Leadership lessons from Sarah: values-based leadership for everyday practice Monica Worline and Sarah Boik; 7. Leadership values that enable extraordinary success Kim S. Cameron; 8. Principled leadership: a framework for action MaryAnn Glynn and Heather Jamerson; 9. Forgiveness as an attribute of leadership David S. Bright; 10. Values and leadership in organizational crisis Edward H. Powley and Scott N. Taylor; 11. Making 'more Mike Stranks': teaching values in the United States Marine Corps Michael B. Parkyn; Index.

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