Definitions of values-based leadership typically involve the notion of leading from a place of self-reflection, consistency, and alignment. When leaders know, and are guided by, their own consistent set of beliefs, values, and work ethics, and those are aligned with an organization’s or enterprise’s values and mission, leadership tends to be more effective.
Values-based leadership means to lead others by remaining consistent with the leader’s beliefs. It is based on the notion that personal and organizational values are aligned: a company’s mission, vision, strategy, performance measures, incentive programs, procedures, and values are all a representation of the leader’s ethics and values.
The Leadership for Social Good Study Abroad in Eastern Europe takes students to Prague, Krakow, and Budapest where we take a look at the role of the nonprofit/social sector, civil society, and corporate sector in creating sustainable solutions to society's most pressing problems.