I was recently invited to coach employees at a very successful company. They took me on a warehouse tour and as we went around their office, you could feel the difference. They seemed more engaged, happy, and focused than most teams I had met. I walked with some of their key leaders and it was interesting how they put the spotlight on the “stars” that make it happen– day in and day out.

Research confirms that organizations with a strong corporate culture based on a foundation of shared values outperform other firms by a huge margin.

  • Revenue grew more than 4x faster.
  • The rate of job sustainability is 5x higher.
  • Their employee performance is 3x better.

3 Central Themes in Values of Successful Organizations:

  1. High internal performance standards.
  2. A caring attitude about the people.
  3. A sense of uniqueness and pride.

Remember, shared values make a significant positive difference in work attitude and performance.

You cannot lead your organization through someone else’s values. Take time to revisit yours. Refine and define. Shared values are the foundation of building sustainability, health, and vitality. They create a common language. Soon, you will unleash a new synergy and performance.

Just like personal values drive change, shared organizational values drive commitment.

Here’s to defining your values!

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About the Author

Steve Gutzler is the President of Leadership Quest, a Seattle-based leadership development company. Steve is a dynamic, highly-sought-after speaker who has delivered more than 2,500 presentations to a list of clients including Microsoft, Starbucks, the Seattle Seahawks, Pandora Radio, Boeing, Cisco, Starwood Corporation, the Ritz Carlton group, and the U.S. Social Security Administration. He recently was voted #1 by the readership of Huffington Post as the Most Inspirational Leader on Social Media.

A published author on leadership and emotional intelligence, Steve resides near Seattle with his wife Julie where they enjoy time with their three adult children and six grandchildren.