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Values and Organizational Leadership

1) What is your opinion on the questions below?

Discuss the match between a company and its leadership by addressing the following questions:

- What are the primary values of your organization? How do you know? (e.g., mission statement, actions by managers)

- Does your firm's culture match its professed values? What examples can you provide? (e.g., actions in crisis, "walking the talk")

- Does a firm's leader always have values that match those of his or her firm?

Any examples?

- Do your own personal values align with your organization's values? Is this important? Why or why not?

- If you are interviewing for a job at a new company, what can you do to find out about the values and culture of this organization? (e.g., observe employee behavior, ask questions of the interviewer)

- What happens to values during organizational change? Are they maintained during change? Why or why not?

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- What are the primary values of your organization? How do you know? (e.g., mission statement, actions by managers)

A visionary leader will outline the primary values, objectives, and mission of the organization in a mission statement. The mission statement dictates that the organization is dedicated to professionalism, integrity, and honesty, which is predicated upon always following these laurels. The top leadership is held to the same standards as the rest of the organization with promotions and rewards given for following this doctrine while swift punishment is netted out to those that don't.

- Does your firm's culture match its professed values? What ...

Solution Summary

400 words discuss the importance of a leader's values matching the firm's and the implications of this occurring and not.

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