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1 Values-based leadership Karin Klinger, M.S.Ed. Baylor University February 2, 2007

2 Values-based leadership What is “Values-Based Leadership?” Leading from a foundation of the Five Values of Baylor University Student Organizations: I.Respect All Persons II.Be Vision and Purpose Minded III.Do No Harm IV.Demonstrate Good Stewardship V.Intentionally Influence Leading from a foundation of your personal value system

3 Values-based leadership I.Respect All Persons  Actively value and honor the similarities, difference and contributions of every individual as a unique and contributing member of the Baylor University Community. II.Be Vision and Purpose Minded  Be positive ambassadors ad representatives of the values, mission and purpose of both your organization and Baylor University. Refrain from activities that cheapen or do not advance these ideals.

4 Values-based leadership III.Do No Harm  Demonstrate active care for the emotional, physical, spiritual, social, and intellectual well being of every individual within and outside of the organization. IV.Demonstrate Good Stewardship  Operate with integrity in the management/ development of resources your organization has been entrusted with – create a legacy of leaving things better than you found them.

5 Values-based leadership V.Intentionally Influence  Serve as a positive force within your organization and the University. In both the leadership and followership roles that you have, build up, encourage, and advance the causes and purposes of Baylor and your organization – bringing about positive change in all arenas of influence.

6 Values-based leadership Why did Student Activities adopt the Five Values?  Minimize the rules-orientation reputation and function of the Department  We as a Department and you as students need to make wise, values-based decisions  Higher-level thinking = higher-level behavior  Higher expectations = opportunities to rise to those expectations  All University and Student Activities policies fall under the umbrella of the Five Values

7 Values-based leadership How do the Five Values influence your work?  What does it mean to model the Five Values?  Which of the Five Values does your organization best exemplify?  Which of the Five Values does your organization need to work to better embody?

8 Values-based Leadership “We have in fact, two kinds of morality, side by side: one that we preach, but do not practice, and another that we practice, but seldom preach.” -Bertrand Russell

9 Values-Based Leadership To be a Values-Based Leader means understanding the Five Values of Baylor University Student Organizations: I.Respect All Persons II.Be Vision and Purpose Minded III.Do No Harm IV.Demonstrate Good Stewardship V.Intentionally Influence To be a Values-Based Leader means identifying your personal value system

10 Values-Based Leadership Identifying your personal value system  What do you value? Think of things that…  are important to you  define your fundamental character  supply meaning to your life and work (within your organization)  influence the decisions you make  compel you to take a stand  provide an atmosphere in which you are most productive

11 Values-based leadership Step 1: Select your top eight (8) values from the value cards provided – if you have a value that is not in the cards, you will find several blank cards you can use to create your own values! Use the green prompting statements to help you narrow down your top eight (8). Step 2: Prioritize your top eight (8) values from most important to least important.

12 Values-based leadership Step 3: Define each of your top eight (8) values in your own words. Step 4: Think of your organization members, friends and family members. Would they be able to select the same top eight (8) values for you based on what they know of you and the behaviors you exhibit?

13 Values-based leadership Step 5: Make a commitment to your values!

14 Values-based Leadership “Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions. And the actions which speak louder than the words. It is making time when there is none. Coming through time after time after time, year after year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of; the power the change the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.” ~ Unknown, commonly attributed to Abraham Lincoln

15 Values-Based Leadership Bringing it all together…  How does your personal value system connect with the Five Values of Baylor University Student Organizations?  Knowing your personal value system now and understanding the Five Values equips you to make the right decisions and to do the right thing throughout your leadership experiences!

16 Values-Based Leadership Thanks for being here! Come by our offices: Student Activities (SUB, first floor) One Bear Place #


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