The Three Power Values

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With case studies taken from various companies explaining the three power values, especially from J&J and BP makes the book an interesting read for management students and growing leaders.

Title: The Three Power Values
Author: David Gebler
Pages: 240, Hardcover
Price: Rs. 499/- (This price is valid for India only)
US Edition Price: Rs. 1,800/-
Publication Date: April 2012, Jossey-Bass
Published by Wiley India Pvt Ltd

What are the behavioral challenges that are hindering corporate culture ? How can they be removed effectively?  Why don’t people know how to manage the conflicts within their heads? Enriched with case studies of companies like Johnson & Johnson and Boeing, The 3 Power Values offers leaders at all levels a unique and accessible approach to answer some such questions. To create a fully aligned high-performing culture, leaders need only focus on nurturing three catalyst values: Commitment, Integrity, and Transparency which can help organisations better manage people precisely because these are values that serve as counterweights to our human tendencies to go off-track.

David Gebler is a recognized thought leader in the field of values-based ethics and culture risk management. In Part I, he talks about the Culture, Behaviour and Values that drive culture in an organisation. Part two talks about Integrity, Commitment and Transparency – The Three Power Values.

Leaders often get baffled when the company or a key division underperforms. How could a leader who has a commitment, integrity and transparency in the organization fail? The reason may well be that the leader is addressing the symptoms rather than getting to the heart of the problem. David Gebler shows the road to high performance by understanding how your company’s culture affects your people behaviour and performance.

The author elucidates the fundamental cognitive biases that affects the decision making (from behavioural aspects) – self deception, rationalisation and disengagement as a three mental switches that paves the way for the success of the organization. What frames our decisions is not based on a rational view of choices before us but rather on deeper innate needs that subconsciously influence how we see the world and that ever filter what we see. Behaviour is shaped not only by personality but also by the environment.

If you can get the values lined up with performance, then yours is an absolutely unbeatable company. Awareness (Gebler classifies as seven levels), building blocks of aligning values, the challenges that thwart alignment and the path forward to the success was narrated well with real case studies in values drive culture section.

Part Two dwells on Integrity, Commitment and Transparency – which the author has pictured well with case studies through his personal experiences and references.

The organisational equivalent of the obvious “eat less and exercise more” is “engage employees more and give them less reason to be frustrated”. For employees, self-awareness is a way to better understand how their human vulnerabilities play out in the workplace and how to withstand pressure.  For leaders, self-awareness is a way to make culture alignment much easier.  Successful organisations are those that do not try to sculpt the culture, instead focus on the dependable means by which they will travel down the unseen path.

With case studies taken from various companies explaining the three power values, especially from J&J and BP makes the book an interesting read for management students and growing leaders.


About Author

David Gebler is an innovator and thought leader in ethics, values, and culture with over 20 years' experience advising global organizations on how to reduce people-based risks. A pioneer in values-based assessment and training, David teaches at Suffolk University and has appeared on CNN, CNBC, and WGBH.

About Wiley:

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a legal family that has been a valued source of information and understanding for over 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. Since 1901, Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Chemistry, Physics and Peace.

Our core businesses include scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional/trade books, subscription products, training materials, and online applications and websites; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley's global headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia. The Company's website can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb.
 

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