A Values-based Management Approach to Sustainable Success
Interest in starting up a new business and self-employment is growing in the UK and in many other countries. The long-term future of the global economy depends on being able to improve the success rate of small businesses and new entrepreneurial ventures. Some of the main factors encouraging this trend are changing business patterns e.g. the closure of High Street shopping areas, the uncertainty of Brexit, plus the rigidity and corruption reported concerning many big businesses, e.g. the excessive compensation to CEOs who only serve for a short period. Maximising short term financial results is all-too-often their primary measure of success. The success that has been observed in the start-up of many new technology-based businesses by young people is another encouraging factor. It is our view that when new ventures are built on a strong foundation of fine values, then respect and trust for business leaders can be restored and business can better serve their important role in society. We want to support such an initiative on a global basis. Our aim is to demonstrate how business can be:
Ethical & Effective,
Principled & Profitable,
Conscious & Commercial.
Ethical Entrepreneur provides guidance on how the practical application of fine values will greatly enhance the performance of 9 core management functions - relating to how we think, how we relate to others and how we act in business. The basic premise is that, in addition to possessing necessary business skills like finance and marketing, the management of a business needs to be guided by fine values like honesty, courage, patience. If they are put into practice, then then fine business values like credibility, efficiency, innovation will manifest which are the keys to establishing a long term sustainable, responsible business. This will benefit all those involved including employees, clients, suppliers and members of the community.
This version of Ethical Entrepreneur covers 10 of the 30 values that are part of the full version and does not include the Ethical Entrepreneur E-Book. More than 30 videos are included, including many interviews of senior business executives telling their stories about the successful application of values in their business life. Some of the videos are of Business School professors speaking about the importance of values and ethics in business.
A Mindfulness exercise is included in each module to be practiced in order to bring about a more quiet reflective state. A question about how the value covered in the module can be best applied to your business is then presented for your consideration.
There are 10 modules each covering the nature and application of a fine value with 5 sessions per module. The total study time is about 30 minutes per module.
Small & Medium sized company managers
Large Company Department Mangers
Business School students
Audio/Video based E-Learning