Core Values

Collins, Jim
March 2009
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Mar2009, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p5
The author offers advice on developing the organizational core values. He notes that one way of establishing shared core values amid diverse cultures is to allow employees to select their colleagues whom they think can articulate the core values, possess confidence in doing the task and credibility. He stresses that core values and purpose should remain fixed but operating practices and cultural norms should never stop changing. He urges executives to focus on alignment instead on off-site retreats and revising the values statement.


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