Values Based Leadership

I was interviewed by Freda Liu of BFM 89.9 about Values-Based Leadership.

Here is the link to the interview, in case you want to listen to it. Values Based Leadership

In the interview, I define values, how they drive what we do, or what we do not do and how they relate to motivation.

Values really form the foundation for everything that happens in your workplace. If you are the founder of an organization, your values permeate the workplace. You naturally hire people who share your values. Whatever you value, will largely govern the actions of your workforce.

Values also play a defining role in motivation. An organization that has identified and examined the values by which people want to live is a workplace with motivation potential.

Values such as integrity, empowerment, perseverance, equality, discipline and accountability, when truly integrated in the culture of the organization, are powerful motivators.

They become the compass that the organization uses to select staff members, reward and recognize employees’ performance and guide interaction among staff members.

If you work in an organization that values empowerment, for example, you are unafraid to take thoughtful risks. You are likely to identify and solve problems. You are comfortable making decisions without a supervisor looking over your shoulder.

The downside to identifying values occurs when an organization’s leaders claim certain values and then behave in ways that are contradictory to the stated values. In these workplaces, values deflate motivation because employees don’t trust their leaders’ word.

Never underestimate the power of values in creating a motivating work environment – or not.

Then, following this, values based leadership is when the whole leadership team embodies the values as defined by their organisation and acts as role models in the organisation.

Again, values based leaders use values as the foundation for the operation of the organisation. They look at the world through the lenses of their values and align everything that an organisation does to these values.

I will write about this topic the next time.

But if you are curious, listen in to the link above.


Andreas is the founder of Asia Mind Dynamics and a certified trainer of internationally recognised certification programmes:

  • Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) with the American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming (ABNLP),
  • NLP Coach Training with the Coaching Division of ABNLP,
  • The Words That Change Minds -Language and Behaviour Profile of which he also is one of 17 Global Master Trainers
  • Creating Your Future Coaching™ Techniques at the Masters Level with the International Timeline Therapy Association
  • Hypnosis with the American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH)
  • Master Trainer with the International Association of Counsellors and Therapists (IACT).

We also train companies to achieve higher performance especially through our signature programmes on Leadership, Sales and Advanced Communications.

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