International Resilience for sustainable growth
Every excellent company needs to be clear on what it stands for and take the process of value shaping seriously. In fact, we wonder whether it is possible to be an excellent company without clarity on values and without having the right sort of values.
Most successful entrepreneurs understand that running a high-growth organization is a collective effort. You need to learn to develop strategic relationships to dramatically impact your success, and that is why organisational transformation begins with the personal transformation of the leaders. In brief, if the leaders don’t change, the culture won’t change.
Values are considered to be at the heart of successful organisational decision-making. Rosabeth Moss Kanter, a Professor at Harvard Business School and Chair and Director of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative, puts it this way: “In the face of turbulence and change, culture and values become the major source of continuity and coherence, of renewal and sustainability. Leaders must be institution-builders who imbue the organisation with meaning that inspires today and endures tomorrow. They must find the common purpose and universal values that unite highly diverse people while still permitting individual identities to be expressed and enhanced.”