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.
Values-Driven Business Resources
A library of values-driven leadership videos is available online for free viewing. Values-driven leadership video topics include
- Corporate responsibility
- Trust and respect
- Economic growth strategies
- 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.