Standards of excellence are core to a strong culture.
People in leadership and government roles, teachers, and sports coaches have one thing in common: their roles are positions of power. People look to leaders like these for inspiration and to provide guidance and direction. Just like leaders in society, if we say one thing and then do another, we may lose our team’s trust in our organization. Today, Dr. Janet Pilcher reflects on the importance of organizational values and operationalizing these values into standards of excellence.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- Why do values and standards matter in organizations?
- What are the effects of witnessing people in power living double standards?
- How can leaders build a strong culture that inspires and guides individuals?
Featured Episode Resources
9P | WHY DO VALUES MATTER?
STUDER EDUCATION | DEFINE GUIDING ACTIONS TO LIVE BY
Most leaders and organizations are familiar with the concept of having core values to describe the organization’s culture. Values are most effective when they are used to guide the actions and words of individuals a living part of the organization.
9P | WALKING THE HALLS
Our teams know exactly what we value as an organization. They see it come alive in our hallways each day. Leader words and actions set the example for team members to imitate. While value statements and standards of behavior might live on the walls in an organization, it is up to leaders to demonstrate what is expected as they walk the halls.
STUDER EDUCATION | USE CLEAR EXPECTATIONS TO BRING TEAMS TOGETHER
As each principle works together to build a best place to work culture in organizations, alignment to goals and values is the grease necessary for all organizations who want to sustain success or continue improving their results.
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