What is a Values-Driven Company?

Values-driven companies base their success in the marketplace on the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. As businesses and leaders, companies that are values-driven deliver exceptional results through ethical practice, social contribution and awareness of environmental impact. Values-driven leadership is key to overall success.

Why Values Matter in Business

The Center for Values-Driven Leadership at Benedictine University points to the fact that values-driven companies consistently outperform industry peers. Good for business and society, values-driven companies create short-term and long-term value for stakeholders. Stakeholders are expanded from customers, employees, investors and communities to include the environment.

How to Make Values the Driver of Your Business

The Center for Values-Driven Leadership provides training and education for top executives, entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Offering research, higher education programs, and customized values-driven business consulting, the Center assures for profitability while transforming business and society.

Best of Humanity: Business Resources

Values-Driven Business Resources

A library of values-driven leadership videos is available online for free viewing. Values-driven leadership video topics include

  • Sustainability
  • Corporate responsibility
  • Ethics
  • Trust and respect
  • Economic growth strategies
  • Reputation
  • Globalization
  • Innovation and more

The Center’s recently published eBook, Six Questions that can Lift Your Leadership, Shape Your Strategy, and Transform Your Organization introduces “Appreciative Inquiry, a positive approach to leadership development and organizational change.” The text presents six paradigm shifting questions for guiding business strategy to meet goals:

  • What led me here?
  • What is my high point?
  • What do I value?
  • What is changing?
  • What’s the best future I can imagine?
  • What will it take to get us there?

Values-focused executives and their companies and those moving toward a values-based business model have a wealth of resources available through the Center for Values-Driven Leadership.

The Center’s many resources for business leaders include CEO and Executive Roundtables, executive level values-driven training workshops, consulting businesses in Values-Driven Leadership Development and Strategic Change, and Masters and Doctoral Programs in Values-Driven Leadership.