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Values Based Leadership: Got Your 6


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As Executive Director of Got Your 6, this is how I've applied values based leadership to every aspect of the organization. This drives how decisions are made, how we react to adversity and opportunity and ultimately how we build a culture based on values that align with our own.

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Values Based Leadership: Got Your 6

  1. 1. Values-Based Leadership Bill Rausch Executive Director, GotYour 6
  2. 2. It is important for each individual, each organization, to get in touch with their education, experiences, culture, family heritage and organization memberships to develop their own set of beliefs BeliefsCulture Experiences Education Family Organization Memberships 2
  3. 3. 1Living a life driven by purpose is more meaningful and rewarding than meandering through life without direction 3
  4. 4. GotYour 6 Mission: GotYour 6 is a national campaign dedicated to empowering veterans to lead a resurgence of community across America Life of Purpose: Improving the lives of others 4
  5. 5. GotYour 6Values: Integrity Positivity Commitment Courage Trust GotYour 6 is its people and the values by which we live GotYour 6 Programs and People are the foundation of GY6s success 5
  6. 6. 2Organizations must do well to do good and must do good to do well 6
  7. 7. Purpose andValues Must Be Pervasive To make people’s lives better… 6 Certified Veterans Civic Health Index Veteran Empowerment Collaboratory Macy’s American Icons #Iam Campaign & PSAStorytellers & Vets Week 7
  8. 8. 3 Everyone wants to succeed and success is contagious 8
  9. 9. 4 Putting people in the right jobs is one of the most important jobs of a leader 9
  10. 10. 5 Character is the most important trait of a leader Put the needs of the organization above your own Take personal responsibility for organization results “Choose the harder right instead of the easier wrong” From West Point Cadet Prayer 10
  11. 11. 6 Diverse groups of people are more innovative than homogeneous groups 11
  12. 12. “Change almost always comes as a surprise because things don’t happen in straight lines. Connections are made by accident.” -James Burke, Science Historian and Author/Producer of Connections Diversity Sparks Ideas & Innovation The Golden Rule Treat others as you would want to be treated Treat others as they want to be treated 12
  13. 13. 7 Ineffective strategies, systems and culture are bigger barriers to achievement than the talents of people 13
  14. 14. High Performance Organization 14
  15. 15. 8 There will be some people in the organization that will not make it on the journey 15
  16. 16. 9 Organizations must renew themselves Recruiting and training are top priorities differentiating those who succeed from those who don’t 16
  17. 17. 10The true test of a leader is the performance of the organization when he or she is absent or after he or she departs 17