I'm at the Institute for Inclusion's Inclusion: The BIG Idea Conference, in my usual seat at a conference, in the back of the room so that I can take notes on my laptop with as little distraction to others as possible.
Right now I'm listening to a panel of leaders talk about 21st Century Leadership: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and the conversation going on right now is about values and how important values are to organizational success. A comment from the audience was made about measuring leadership performers on values and how many leaders began to get motivated to promote people values when they were dinged on their bonus eligibility based on not meeting those same requirements. Hal Yoh, chair and CEO of Day & Zimmermann responded:
We don't believe in 'bonus for values'; we believe in 'employment for values.'
What a strong statement about how living company values -- ALL of them -- are simply the table stakes and that you don't get a reward for doing the minimum expected.
More to come...