Here are a selection of values-based books, if you would like to read more on the subject of values. There are many more, please contact us for details.
Coaching with Values, Lindsay West
Conscious Capitalism, Raj Sisodia and John Mackey
The definitive work on the theory and practice of Conscious Capitalism, including compelling evidence of its commercial effectiveness. View on Amazon
Firms of Endearment , Raj Sisodia, David Wolfe and Jag Sheth.
They argue that today’s greatest companies are fuelled by passion and purpose, not cash, and that they earn large profits by helping all their stakeholders thrive. The book offers tips and information on how to build a firm of endearment. Raj Sisodia has found that working cultures built on a foundation of love and care rather than fear and stress are much more likely to have higher levels of trust, both among employees and customers. A significantly revised second edition of the book was published earlier this year. View on Amazon
From my heart: Transforming lives through values, Dr Neil Hawkes
Dr Hawkes demonstrates how teachers, pupils and parents benefit from a values-driven approach
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Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right, Mary C. Gentile
Reinventing Capitalism: How we broke money and how we fix it, from inside and out, Jon Freeman
Money was meant to serve us, but no longer does so. Jon Freeman’s book starts with how people view money, how we mis-perceive it and how we feel about it. These thoughts and feelings caused us to build the systems we have, and inevitably led to their collapse. It wasn’t just “the bankers”. The book explores how our societal attitudes and values need to change, and how these underpin the design of a functional, sustainable and ethical replacement. The outcome is a set of 36 design criteria for the new system. Further details can be found at www.reinventingcapitalism.org View on Amazon
The 31 Practices, Alan Williams and Dr Alison Whybrow
A practical guide on how to release the power of your organisation’s values every day. View on Amazon
The Hairy Arsed Builder’s Guide to Stress Management, Dave Lee
The Values Driven Organisation, Richard Barrett
Barrett’s updated work on organisational values and the management of effective culture change View on Amazon
Values: how to bring values to life in your business, Ed Mayo
What matters to us? One way of answering that question is through the lens of values, which have a powerful influence on our attitudes and behaviours. Yet it can be difficult for businesses to realize the true potential of values, which is to engage staff, customers and suppliers in an emotional way that touches on their own core motivations.
Find out more about the business that you are, and the business that you could be.(Out October 2016) View here
Conscious Culture: How to build a High Performing Workplace through Leadership, Values and Ethics, Joanna Barclay
Change is the new norm in society, and it’s having a devastating impact on organizations. The proof? Insecure, demoralized employees and the lowest levels ever of employee engagement. North America employee engagement is between 26-30 percent, and in Asia it’s between 6-12 percent. That’s a lot of untapped employee potential!