A Sacred Approach to Organizational Leadership and Strategy – <br />Business dedicated to a  higher purpose<br />Dr. John ...
The Temple of Business Success<br />The Ten Commandments for a Successful Business<br />
The Ten Commandments for a Successful Business<br />Thou shall put the common good and the good  of the customer above all...
The Temple of Business Success<br />The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />The Ten Commandments for a Successful Busines...
The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br /> Creativity<br /><ul><li>All value springs from the fountains of creativity.
Every employee in an organization is a potential “creator.”
Are you maximizing your “ROE”?  Return on Employee?
How creative is your organization?</li></li></ul><li>The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />2.  Foresight<br /><ul><li>A...
How forward thinking are your plans and strategies?
How much time do you spend on thinking about new ways of doing things?
Do you hire for foresight?</li></li></ul><li>The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />3.  Generosity<br /><ul><li>Do you s...
Do you find ways to increase value for your stakeholders?
How much do you give back to society?
Do you value generosity in your annual performance reviews?</li></li></ul><li>The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />4. ...
Do you try to find ways to help your employees feel like owners and partners in your organization?
Are employees involved in planning and decision making?
Do you create win-win atmosphere for all stakeholders?</li></li></ul><li>The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />5.  Prud...
Are you willing to sacrifice today’s gain for tomorrow’s greater gain?
Do you avoid excessive deliberation?
Do you have a frugal attitude towards growth and development?</li></li></ul><li>The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />6...
Are you willing to take prudent risks for increased gain?
Do you foster an attitude of responsible risk-taking?
Are employees and managers afraid to fail or take risks?
Do you stick to your plans or discard them at the first obstacle? </li></li></ul><li>The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<b...
Are you kind to your employees?
Do you try to help the poor and homeless?
Are employees and managers willing to help others?
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A Sacred Approach To Organizational Leadership And Strategy 7 24 09. 2

  1. 1. A Sacred Approach to Organizational Leadership and Strategy – <br />Business dedicated to a higher purpose<br />Dr. John Persico Jr. <br />Ms. Peg Peck-Chapman<br />The Minnesota Consulting Alliance<br />
  2. 2. The Temple of Business Success<br />The Ten Commandments for a Successful Business<br />
  3. 3. The Ten Commandments for a Successful Business<br />Thou shall put the common good and the good of the customer above all else.<br />Thou shall not steal or cheat or lie or engage in any dishonesty or falsehood.<br />Thou shall treat thy employees as thou would like to be treated thyself.<br />Thou shall honor thy stakeholders as thyself.<br />Thou shall do no harm to the environment.<br />Thou shall continuously look for new ways to create value for customers and stakeholders.<br />Thou shall not allow greed to dictate decisions and actions.<br />Thou shall work cooperatively with others to create more good and value for the society/world.<br />Thou shall have a responsibility to the poor, hungry and sick.<br />Thou shall do not evil. <br />Inspired by the words of Buddha, Jesus, Mohamed and Moses. <br />
  4. 4. The Temple of Business Success<br />The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />The Ten Commandments for a Successful Business<br />
  5. 5. The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br /> Creativity<br /><ul><li>All value springs from the fountains of creativity.
  6. 6. Every employee in an organization is a potential “creator.”
  7. 7. Are you maximizing your “ROE”? Return on Employee?
  8. 8. How creative is your organization?</li></li></ul><li>The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />2. Foresight<br /><ul><li>Are you focused on the future or the past?
  9. 9. How forward thinking are your plans and strategies?
  10. 10. How much time do you spend on thinking about new ways of doing things?
  11. 11. Do you hire for foresight?</li></li></ul><li>The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />3. Generosity<br /><ul><li>Do you share the wealth with your employees?
  12. 12. Do you find ways to increase value for your stakeholders?
  13. 13. How much do you give back to society?
  14. 14. Do you value generosity in your annual performance reviews?</li></li></ul><li>The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />4. Inclusiveness<br /><ul><li>Does your company have an US orientation or an employees manager orientation?
  15. 15. Do you try to find ways to help your employees feel like owners and partners in your organization?
  16. 16. Are employees involved in planning and decision making?
  17. 17. Do you create win-win atmosphere for all stakeholders?</li></li></ul><li>The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />5. Prudence<br /><ul><li>Are you constantly overextending your resources and time?
  18. 18. Are you willing to sacrifice today’s gain for tomorrow’s greater gain?
  19. 19. Do you avoid excessive deliberation?
  20. 20. Do you have a frugal attitude towards growth and development?</li></li></ul><li>The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />6. Fortitude<br /><ul><li>Do you have the courage of your convictions?
  21. 21. Are you willing to take prudent risks for increased gain?
  22. 22. Do you foster an attitude of responsible risk-taking?
  23. 23. Are employees and managers afraid to fail or take risks?
  24. 24. Do you stick to your plans or discard them at the first obstacle? </li></li></ul><li>The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />7. Kindness<br /><ul><li>What Wisdom is greater than Kindness?
  25. 25. Are you kind to your employees?
  26. 26. Do you try to help the poor and homeless?
  27. 27. Are employees and managers willing to help others?
  28. 28. Are there rewards in your organization for helping others?</li></li></ul><li>The Seven Mortal Business Sins<br />Complacency<br />Bureaucracy<br />Arrogance<br />Dishonesty<br />Myopia<br />Greed<br />Either or Thinking<br />
  29. 29. The Temple of Business Success<br />Mind<br />Heart<br />Action<br />The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />The Ten Commandments for a Successful Business<br />
  30. 30. The Most Popular Stories of All Time<br />
  31. 31. Creating Success through Strategy<br />Thinking<br /><ul><li>Pros and Cons
  32. 32. Cost Benefit Analysis
  33. 33. Competitive Analysis
  34. 34. Environmental Scanning</li></ul>Feeling<br /><ul><li>Passion
  35. 35. Desire
  36. 36. Love
  37. 37. Heart</li></ul>Doing<br /><ul><li>Goals and Objectives
  38. 38. Action Items
  39. 39. Task List
  40. 40. Metrics</li></li></ul><li>But where is the evil in your plan? <br />Do you have a genuine threat? (Outside)<br />Do you have a genuine peril? (Inside)<br />Increased competition<br />Lower prices due to overseas manufacturing<br />New competition<br />Obsolescence<br />Rising supplier costs<br />Lack of technology<br />High turnover<br />Loss of key employees<br />Lack of diverse thinking in your company<br />Bureaucracy or one of the seven mortal sins<br />
  41. 41. The Temple of Business Success<br />Social Value<br />Mind<br />Heart<br />Action<br />The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />The Ten Commandments for a Successful Business<br />
  42. 42. The Four Key Values for a Successful Business<br />Social Value<br />A perspective that embraces a range of qualities for an organization such as spiritual, traditional, economic, political, or national qualities which are valued by the majority or minority group of that place. Social values include contemporary cultural values. <br />
  43. 43. The Temple of Business Success<br />Social Value<br />Stakeholder Value<br />Mind<br />Heart<br />Action<br />The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />The Ten Commandments for a Successful Business<br />
  44. 44. The Four Key Values for a Successful Business<br />2. Stakeholder Value<br />A perspective that regards the maximization of the interestsof all stakeholders (customers, employees, shareholders, and the community) as its highest objective. Its primary goal is to maximize this value by following policies that (1) minimize cost and wastewhile improving the quality of its products, (2) enhance the skills and satisfaction of its employees, and (3) contributeto the development of the community from which it draws its resources and sustenance.<br />
  45. 45. The Temple of Business Success<br />Social Value<br />Stakeholder Value<br />Customer Value<br />Mind<br />Heart<br />Action<br />The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />The Ten Commandments for a Successful Business<br />
  46. 46. The Four Key Values for a Successful Business<br />3. Customer Value<br />A perspective that regards value as created by the customers perception of what they want to happen in a specific use situation with the help of a product or service offering. The customer attains the product or service in order for them to accomplish a desired purpose or goal. The better the fit between their expectations and the eventual outcome, the greater the perception of value. <br />
  47. 47. The Temple of Business Success<br />Social Value<br />Stakeholder Value<br />Customer Value<br />Environmental Value<br />Mind<br />Heart<br />Action<br />The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />The Ten Commandments for a Successful Business<br />
  48. 48. The Four Key Values for a Successful Business<br />4. Environmental Value<br />A perspective that regards the net impact of an organization&apos;s activities on the environment over a specific period. It is a measure of the extent to which the organization is eating into or preserving environmental capital.<br />
  49. 49. The Temple of Business Success<br />Social Value<br />Stakeholder Value<br />Customer Value<br />Environmental Value<br />Mind<br />Heart<br />Action<br />The Seven Cardinal Business Virtues<br />The Ten Commandments for a Successful Business<br />
  50. 50. Conclusions: <br />Or, Where do I go from here?<br />Assessment of leadership actions and styles in your organization<br />Assessment of strategy and planning methods<br />Assessment of value created by your organization<br />Develop plans to cover the gaps found in these assessments<br />
  51. 51. Some Final Thoughts! <br />A business exists to add value to the world, thus by its very nature it must be a benevolent enterprise. <br />You create your epitaph “day by day.”<br />Creation is organized chaos.<br />Effective strategy is 60 percent opportunistic and 40 percent disciplined planning. <br />Craziness is when you keep banging your head on the door and get used to it. <br />
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