Summary of Managing by Values

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Managing by Values book summary
You can orient your management to what's really important if you align your corporate goals with your values, and then make decisions based on your mission, not only on your profits. (But don't worry, being good turns out to be good business.)


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Managing By Values uses the same simple, direct story format used in The One Minute Manager and many other Ken Blanchard books. This makes the book easy to follow as it moves from one concept to the next. This book does a good job of presenting the Managing By Values system as an idea that makes sense for a company’s bottom line. It’s great to have a work force that enjoys their jobs, but those jobs won’t last long if a company doesn’t remain profitable. Managing By Values shows that you don’t have to sacrifice profit to increase worker satisfaction and that you don’t have to sacrifice worker satisfaction to increase profit. The MBV process shows that increased worker satisfaction leads to increased profit. getAbstract recommends this book for CEOs and people in senior leadership positions.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What it means to “manage by values”;
  • How you can adopt the Managing by Values framework to your company; and
  • Why you can’t force this value system on your employees.


Managing By Values
When you manage by fear rather than consensus you are asking for problems. You require a drastic change to keep your company competitive. Perhaps deciding to Manage By Values is the change you need.

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About the Authors

Ken Blanchard, Ph.D., is a best-selling author, speaker, and business consultant. He co-authored the classic book, The One Minute Manager. His companies, Blanchard Solutions and Blanchard Training and Development Inc., have worked with many leading Fortune 500 companies and fast-growing entrepreneurial enterprises.

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