Values driven leadership is about decisions and behaviour not posters and mousemats
A values driven organisation needs values driven leadership and also a way of bringing values to life so that the culture and values is part of the employees’ every day experience at work. Leaders in organisations of different sizes, in different sectors and geographies have similar feedback about the value of the 31Practices approach. In a nutshell, they say it is a powerful way of bringing values to life for an organisation, makes the organisational culture and values “real” for employees, helps to develop a service excellence culture and facilitates values-driven leadership.
31Practices is an award-winning approach, which results in congruent behaviour, alignment and a greater sense of fulfilment. This is achieved by translating stated values into day to day behaviour… in practice. A unique set of thirty one Practices is created with each Practice being explicitly connected to the values. Then a process of mindful, daily repeated practice embeds the behaviour over time. As a result, the values are lived… every day… The approach is used at an organisational level to convert employees into brand ambassadors and at an individual level to have a positive impact on personal wellbeing. The 31Practices approach has been the subject of two internationally, critically-acclaimed books.
A tool for organisations to release the power of their VALUES every day
A tool for individuals to release the secret of their VALUES every day
Matthieu Ricard welcomes the publication of the first 31Practices book
Alan’s commitment, willingness to engage and sharp insight characterise the tremendous value he has added as a Non Exec on the Board of BQF.
With the simple and practical 31Practices approach he has created, Alan has found a refreshingly different way to make values as inseparable from the modern mission-based business as the double helices of DNA. Both his speaking style and work style have been a pleasure to experience.
31Practices is an excellent method and has played a big part in LifeSearch’s whole company, long term focus on our culture and values. The bespoke nature means the LifeSearch practices we carefully created remind all ‘Searchers every day of what we are about and why, and the behaviours we need to display to protect more families than anyone ever thought possible.
I describe Alan as the most HR savvy operator I have ever met! What’s more he is great fun to work with.
Alan's support has been instrumental in improving levels of engagement and overall performance, personally and with my team. He is a very good listener, gaining a deep understanding before cocreating an improvement plan. He is also very engaging and easy to work with.
Vision, challenge and strategy allowing individuals to stretch their potential. An inspirational leader.
Truly progressive thinking. The pragmatic approach to providing a customer experience achieves measurable return on investment.
An absolute pleasure to work with. Focussed on ambitious results but does what is right and leads in a truly inspiring way.
Rarely do I come across a book which is as complete as this one. Alan and Alison have left me nothing to say. They have put together an encyclopaedia of understanding about what it takes to build the neural pathways of an organisation.
The best thing about the 31Practices approach is how it energises front line employees and gives them confidence to bring the organisational values to life every day. One of the team in New York said "Our 31Practices is like my bible at work. I read it every day and it makes me a better person". Priceless!
The blend of emotional intelligence and commercial acumen is rare! The dedication to customer service is an example to follow.
Alan used the Servicebrand approach and his almost uncanny ability to engage programme stakeholders to provide Dell EMC with accelerated business impact and sustainable performance - at scale.
In the employee engagement survey, we dramatically outperformed the High Performance Norm.
Our Investors in People accreditation review hit our highest score to date and our bottom line profit rose by 25% over two years as well.
Alan spoke about the Values Economy at the 2nd Global Conference on Creating Value . His brilliant talk was convincing and energised the audience.