Values-Centered Leaders More Successful in the Long Term

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

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In this video interview, Kevin S. Groves, PhD, Assistant Professor of Organizational Theory and Management at the Graziadio School of Business and Management, discusses his research on executive development and succession planning, managerial thinking styles, social and emotional intelligence, and organizational change.

Dr. Groves’ article, “Integrating Leadership Development and Succession Planning Best Practices,” earned him a Highly Commended Award for Outstanding Paper from the Emerald Publishing Group as part of the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2008.

Questions for Dr. Groves

  1. Why is talent management and succession planning so critical in today’s business environment?
  2. What is the value of workplace mentoring?
  3. What are the key characteristics of highly effective talent management programs?
  4. What is the role of emotional intelligence in leadership development?
  5. Can leaders be trained to be more emotionally intelligent?
  6. What have you learned about values-centered leadership?

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Developing Strategic Leadership with “Lessons from the Best.” by Robert M. Fulmer, PhD, and Jared L. Bleak, EdD

Discovering Leadership Potential by Richard Mann, PhD, V. Seshan, PhD, and Connie James, PhD

Emotional Dynamism: A New Framework for Leveraging the Power of Emotions by Terri Egan, PhD, and Ann E. Feyerherm, PhD

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Dr. Joni

July 22, 2009 at 6:45 PM

You confirm my own experiences in coaching successful professionals and entrepreneurs as well as civic leaders. I coach individuals, MasterMind groups and also use a coaching methodology in my work on visioning and values with departmental leaders at United Nations.

360 degree feedback and cross-pollination mentoring work! Many leaders still don’t believe they have the time to do that work but the truth is that they don’t have time not to do the work.

And, I agree we’ve undervalued emotional intelligence and would like to know what assessment tools you recommend? I write about the Yin & Yang of success – emotional intelligence is yin, end-state profits, etc. more yang. We need a balance of both.

The shifting paradigm of leadership toward being stakeholder values-based is transforming not only the workplace, but I believe it might even be a marker of human evolution toward a kinder, gentler species.

Richard Matthews

August 31, 2009 at 7:14 AM

I am a consultant, eco-entrepreneur and Green investor. In my experience values centered leadership is a bottom line issue. Some are coming aboard willingly while others are waiting on the sidelines. Timing is everything and those who come to the table too late, may not find a seat.