VBL: The Key to Transformational Leadership…
Organizations live and die by their leadership – ultimately, it’s the leader’s effectiveness in creating vision for a preferred future and establishing an appropriate values-driven culture that determines organizational results.
Leaders and their organizations can best execute their mission and achieve superior results by first addressing the foundation of behavior and performance – personal and shared values. Values determine behavior and behavior determines performance.
Values-based Leaders effectively engage, motivate and develop their followers, establishing a culture that enables transformational, sustainable change resulting in effective execution, innovation and outstanding performance.
What is Values-based Leadership (VBL)?
Values-based Leadership (VBL) is the philosophy and life platform that predictably and consistently develops thriving individuals, creates effective leaders, promotes high performing teams and establishes extraordinary organizations.
VBL is about…
- Focusing on creating value for the sake and benefit of others rather than seeking personal wealth and prestige.
- Individuals understanding the value of who they are and bringing that value to what they do.
- Leaders aligning with and living-out both personal and institutional values on a daily basis.
- Leaders bringing transformational value to all constituencies… employees, customers, suppliers and shareholders.
The Values-based Leadership philosophy focuses on who we are and how we behave rather than what positional power we hold. True leadership is about earning authority through our example and actions so that people choose to follow us. Leadership is not about positional power or the ability to make people do our will.
Perhaps Peter Drucker said it best: “If you think you are a leader and no one is following you, you’re just out taking a walk.”