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The Value of Values

by Dave Ulrich

In the last 20 years, almost every public or private, large or small, domestic or global organization has crafted a set of values. These values often represent core beliefs and shape daily behaviors of leaders. They underlie a code of conduct and form the basis for an organization’s culture.

Some criticize and simultaneously praise values statements because they create or expose leadership hypocrisy where leaders actions do not reflect the stated values.

I want to suggest that the ultimate value of values is not just shaping leadership behavior, but shaping the right leadership behavior. The value . . .

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