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LEADERSHIP IS A PROCESS OF SOCIAL INFLUENCE, WHICH MAXIMISES THE EFFORTS OF OTHERS TOWARDS THE ACHIEVEMENT OF A SHARED GOAL.
Monday, June 04, 2012
The chances are your organisation has a set of values, operating principles or organisational expectations. They typically include items such as integrity, customer service, quality, respect, high performance, leadership, innovation etc. These corporate values interact with the personal values which individual members of the organisation bring to work each and every day.
However, in order to build a winning organisation, where the execution of business strategy is assured and optimised in all circumstances, it is important that corporate and individual values are harnessed within a framework of leadership values.
Leadership values “ground” an organisation – providing direction for people that find themselves in ambiguous situations. They are guides for decision-making. When employees encounter situations in which they must choose one course of action from a number of different alternatives, they can turn to their leadership values for help. Approached from the context of values, decisions often become less complicated and stress-inducing.
When it comes to leadership values, your job as a leader is critically important. You have a two-fold responsibility. First, you need to make sure that everyone understands what the values are and what they mean. Then, you need to guide people in practicing those values in their day-to-day work lives. It is the right thing to do for yourself, your team members and your organisation.
Lead well ... LEAD RIGHT!