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Four Great Sounding Values That Can Ruin Your Business

Four Great Sounding Values That Can Ruin Your Business

I spend a lot of my time helping companies redefine what their core values are. The goal? To be able to use their values statement much more effectively to drive a culture of ethics, compliance, and accountability. Perhaps not surprisingly, this process also drives better leadership, better management, and better customer service. After all, when Read more…

Two Reasons I’ll Bet Your Values Statement Stinks (And Why That Matters So Very Much)

Two Reasons I’ll Bet Your Values Statement Stinks (And Why That Matters So Very Much)

Simply put, in creating a culture of ethics, compliance, and accountability, there may be no better single tool than a well-written, well-implemented values statement. Written and implemented correctly – and it needs to be both – your values statement will allow each and every one of your employees to immediately evaluate the appropriateness of their Read more…

Creating A Culture of Ethics, Compliance, and Accountability – One Process and Three Outcomes

Creating A Culture of Ethics, Compliance, and Accountability – One Process and Three Outcomes

Creating a culture of ethics, compliance, and accountability is one process. Sure, there are three outcomes – actually even more than that* – but only one process. Easy? No. ‘Do-able’? Absolutely. So, the short answer on how? Once one has the interest in developing such a culture, two key factors are required. The first is Read more…

Ethics & Values Culture Development: What’s Your Plan?

Ethics & Values Culture Development: What’s Your Plan?

I speak all the time with executives and managers who tell me about their wish to develop a culture of ethics and values as well as the depth of their frustration in trying to do so. Far too many tell me that it just never seems to work for them. Generalizations are always a slippery slope Read more…

Two Interviews on Developing High-Impact Values Statements

Two Interviews on Developing High-Impact Values Statements

Thanks to i-sight software for publishing excerpts from two interviews they did with me on developing high impact values statements. As you've all heard me say before, a well-developed and appropriately implemented values statement will not only go a long ways toward developing and maintaining a culture of ethics but will also do so much Read more…