Values :: Paul Dupree at Unison Consulting - Part 2



Transcendent leadership: How to lead anyone, anywhere, anytime

Wed, Feb 22, 2012 · Topics: , , ·

From Les McKeown at ChangeThis: What if your leadership role just felt, well… right: demanding, yes, but fun too; challenging but controllable; intense but invigorating? What if with every step on the ladder of leadership you felt more comfortable, more 'in the zone,' less stressed, less pressured? What if each successive leadership role brought out more of what makes you you, rather than asking you to compromise your core values, bury your deepest wishes, hold ransom your dreams?

Having coached and advised hundreds of leaders, I know this isn’t a pipe dream. From frequent observation, I know that it’s not only possible to be relaxed, fulfilled and energized by leadership, it is in fact precisely how the most consistently successful leaders operate. · Go to Transcendent leadership: How to lead anyone, anywhere, anytime →

The Thought Leader Interview: Meg Wheatley

Fri, Dec 16, 2011 · Topics: , , ·

From strategy+business: Meg Wheatley, an expert on innovative leadership, warns that too many companies are reverting to fear-driven management. Instead, executives should hold to their values and build healthy corporate communities. · Go to The Thought Leader Interview: Meg Wheatley →

Steve Jobs on marketing & identifying your core values

Sun, Oct 9, 2011 · Topics: , , , ·

From Garr Reynolds: Steve Jobs had a talent for identifying what was important and what was not, and having the courage to toss what he felt was the nonessential. We see this reflected in the Apple line of products and in the Apple retail stores, and we also see it in Apple's branding and all aspects of their marketing communications. But there was a time when Apple had gotten away from its roots and away from simplicity and clarity, not only in terms of its marketing but in terms of its products too. It took Steve Jobs coming back in 1997 to get the Apple brand back on track after years of neglect. This seven-minute clip below is from an internal presentation that Steve gave in Cupertino to his employees not long after he returned to Apple in 1997. If you are even remotely interested in business or in marketing an organization or cause of any kind in which you truly believe, you need to see this short talk. · Go to Steve Jobs on marketing & identifying your core values →

The power of the post-recession consumer

Tue, Jun 28, 2011 · Topics: , ·

From strategy+business: An analysis of attitudes and spending reveals a return to traditional values, driven by consumers searching for quality, affordability, and connection. · Go to The power of the post-recession consumer →

People management lessons from Disney

Wed, Jun 1, 2011 · Topics: , , , ·

From Bruce Jones at Disney Institute: Tracks how Disney sets expectations for employees from even before day one, and then follows through with training, reinforcement and rewards to keep the "cast" operating smoothly. For example, in describing the hiring processes at Disney, they acknowledge that the company culture may not be for everyone, and that it is in fact better to give potential employees the chance to self-select out before entering into the company. · Go to People management lessons from Disney →

Interdependent covenant relationship

Wed, Jun 1, 2011 · Topics: , , , , ·

From Bret Simmons: Covenant relationships are forged with purposeful promises. All parties in the covenant are motivated to keep their promises not only because they share passion for a cause, but also because they deeply value and appreciate the interdependent posture of the covenant. When promises are strained, covenant encourages restoration instead of recourse. · Go to Interdependent covenant relationship →

Talk of the Nation: Can science shape human values? And should it?

Wed, Nov 17, 2010 · Topics: , , , ·

From NPR: Ira Flatow talks with scientists and philosophers Sam Harris, Steven Pinker, Lawrence Krauss, Simon Blackburn about the origins of human values, and the influence of modern scientific thought on human values. Even if science can shape human morals, should it? Or does science bring its own set of preconceptions and prejudices to moral questions? · Go to Talk of the Nation: Can science shape human values? And should it? →

Reinventing ethics

Thu, Sep 9, 2010 · Topics: , ·

From Mary C. Gentile, Ph.D. at ChangeThis: Instead of asking and answering the questions ‘what is ethical?’ or ‘whether it's possible to be ethical at work?,' what if we asked ‘how can we successfully voice and act on our own values?’ · Go to Reinventing ethics →