While personality is the relatively permanent part of our behavior, values arise from our experiences and are rooted in our upbringing. Personality is a large component of effective leadership.
- Do experiences that are influenced by strong cultural values and a strong family system lead to much stronger strategic decision making? Do they lead to stronger leadership skills? Explain why or why not and back up your claims with research.
- Personal Application: Think about your own background? What significant experiences shaped your values? How do those values play out today in the workplace, and how do they determine the decisions you make each workday? How do they affect you in terms of your leadership approach and effectiveness? If you are not working, how might these experiences affect you as a future worker or leader?
- Global Application: Consider you are a leader and conduct business in a global community. You are responsible for all decision making in the organization. How would you ensure your decisions are considerate of the ethical and social cultures in which you conduct business?