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Leading with Values
Positivity, Virtue and High Performance


Robert Drazin, Edward D. Hess, Farah Mihoubi, Gary W. Bouch, Karl E. Weick, Dan Yaroslaski, Paolo Tripodi, Monica Worline, Sarah Boik, Kim S. Cameron, MaryAnn Glynn, Heather Jamerson, David S. Bright, Edward H. Powley, Scott N. Taylor, Michael B. Parkyn
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  • Date Published: August 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521686037

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  • Values-based leadership is based upon honesty, respect, trust and dignity, and it regards every employee within a company as a valued human being. This book describes the characteristics of leaders who focus on positivity and virtues to create and sustain highly successful organizations such as Synovus Financial Corporation, HomeBanc Mortgage Company, and the United States Marine Corps. It also addresses leader mistakes and forgiveness, and how difficulties and challenges can be overcome to achieve spectacular results. This inspiring book offers practical advice that can be applied to individual leadership styles and roles. As society tries to rebound from the recent scandals involving fraud, financial improprieties, and unethical behavior among its leadership, the fundamental message of Leading with Values is clear: acting ethically and virtuously, and treating all stakeholders with respect and dignity, can create extraordinary outcomes without sacrificing performance and profits.

    • Shows how to put a values-based leadership philosophy into practice
    • Demonstrates how a positive emotional environment leads to high performance
    • Blends real world experiences with applied academic research
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    'Great leaders inspire people to be their best. They help us to see the meaning in our work and how we are contributing to a better world. Hess & Cameron have collected fantastic examples, showing that positive values drive results and that being good is good for business. Read it. You'll remember why you were first excited with your work - and maybe find a way to recapture that enthusiasm.' Richard E. Boyatzis, Case Western Reserve University

    'This book brings together the best of positive organizational studies and values-based leadership scholarship, providing readers with a nice blend of principle and practice, of what is and what can be, of leaders and organizations doing well and doing good.' David A. Whetten, Brigham Young University

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521686037
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.415kg
    • contains: 6 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Synovus Financial Corporation: 'Just take care of your people' Robert Drazin, Edward D. Hess and Farah Mihoubi
    2. FedEx Freight: putting people first Gary W. Bouch
    3. The role of values in high risk organizations Karl E. Weick
    4. Spirituality and leadership in the Marine Corps Dan Yaroslaski and Paolo Tripodi
    5. HomeBanc Mortgage Company: 'Quest to become America's most admired company' Edward D. Hess
    6. Leadership lessons from Sarah: values-based leadership for everyday practice Monica Worline and Sarah Boik
    7. Leadership values that enable extraordinary success Kim S. Cameron
    8. Principled leadership: a framework for action MaryAnn Glynn and Heather Jamerson
    9. Forgiveness as an attribute of leadership David S. Bright
    10. Values and leadership in organizational crisis Edward H. Powley and Scott N. Taylor
    11. Making 'more Mike Stranks': teaching values in the United States Marine Corps Michael B. Parkyn

  • Editors

    Edward D. Hess, Emory University, Atlanta
    Edward D. Hess is Adjunct Professor of Organization and Management, Executive Director of the Values-Based Leadership Institute, and Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Corporate Growth at the Goizueta Business School, Emory University.

    Kim S. Cameron, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
    Kim S. Cameron is Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Michigan Business School and Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education at the University of Michigan.


    Robert Drazin, Edward D. Hess, Farah Mihoubi, Gary W. Bouch, Karl E. Weick, Dan Yaroslaski, Paolo Tripodi, Monica Worline, Sarah Boik, Kim S. Cameron, MaryAnn Glynn, Heather Jamerson, David S. Bright, Edward H. Powley, Scott N. Taylor, Michael B. Parkyn

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