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Why do some of us reach our full potential and others not?
Why do some leaders inspire and others create cliques and dissent?
Why do some teams fail and others thrive?
Take a voyage to the Values Universe in this thought-provoking new book and find out the answers…
A book that clearly shows that values and authentic leadership are more than just nice to haves and are essential foundations within business. This model demonstrates the commercial benefits on the bottom line when their potential is fully harnessed.
A strong model for leadership which takes some existing psychological thinking on individuals and groups and moves it on further into something unique. The result is a potent tool for clear, focused and powerful leadership.
…it demonstrates that the principles behind their market leading success in UK charity fundraising have relevance and universal application. Sector leaders should read this book.
…an excellent framework for creating an organisational culture that every manager needs to understand … This book takes theory into practice. I found the actionable steps laid out in an easy to follow format with clear accompanying colour illustrations … I discovered principles that can be applied immediately to improve personal and organisational effectiveness.
Refreshingly authentic and relevant to business – we could use these principles to help us develop as individuals and unify as a group … insights here for everyone.
This is a book that can act as a bridge for many organisations to create their own value-map, one that puts people not profit first. It encourages business to make a deeper enquiry into what really matters – with the lightest of touch – and encourages us all to be mindful, self-aware individuals.’
I am a 100% believer in the principles of leadership and management laid out in the book… The way the book linked well-trodden material with interesting insights from the authors own journey and analysis based on psychotherapy was genuinely unique from other books and a valuable support to any leader…I thought that the format of the book worked well with good use of humour. The tools in the last section to help readers apply the insights were well constructed and unlike many other leadership books a proper set of actions that would help readers to benefit.
The Values Universe model is built on three essential elements:
Mindfulness is the buzz word of the moment and yet it can get a bit of a bad press. That somehow it’s about sitting around all day being reflective. The kind of mindfulness we’re talking about is practical; it focuses on and includes us, our motivation, and our interaction with the world. And yes, it is about being still, but it’s about an internal stillness rather than a physical one.
The concept of Values sounds all very idealistic. But being honest with ourselves, our teams and organisations enables us to set the conditions for success. Without honesty and integrity in how we perform our day to day roles we put everything at risk both in our personal relationships and our professional lives.
We all have a philosophy of some kind or another – whether we acknowledge it or not. A strong philosophy should be a conscious statement of intent rather than something we do without realising. By having our own philosophy we take control of how we live our lives, our view of the world, what our intentions are, what we do and why we do it. A philosophy gives our lives direction and meaning.