Letter from the Editor
Elizabeth Gingerich, J.D., Editor, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana

Letter of Welcome from Senator Richard G. Lugar

Fundamental Moral Orientations: Implications for Values-Based Leadership
Michael McCuddy, Ph.D., Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana

The true values-based leader seeks to produce an equitable balance between pursuing self-interest and serving the broader community. Values-based leaders recognize that they must take care of themselves to have the capacity and energy to take care of others.

Assuming the Leadership Role on Climate Change and Energy Security
U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar - Indiana

With decades of service in the United States Senate, including Chairing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Lugar addresses the most looming issues facing mankind: global climate change and energy dependence. He concludes that effective leadership must not exist myopically, but must be shared by global partners, both friendly and hostile, and optimistically forecasts resolution through ingenuity and innovation.

We Lead from the Inside Out
James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, Ph.D., Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California

Business leaders we must clarify and effectively communicate their values before expecting others to follow. To identify values requires thorough and often intense self-examination.

Citizen Engineers: Leaders in Building a Sustainable World
Joseph “Bud” Ahearn, SVP CH2M Hill, Denver, Colorado

As with the “citizen soldiers” of World War II, the engineering industry must produce “citizen engineers” who will accept the leadership challenge necessary to deliver a combination of technical, economic, social, and environmental values to its stakeholders that will truly improve people’s quality of life.

Turn Your Values into Value
Dr. Mark S. Albion, Co-Founder, Net Impact, San Francisco, California

Business is about the creation of values. The quintessential bottom line is not so much monetarily defined as it is related to heart and passion and making a unique contribution to the world. In this article, Albion debunks well-rooted myths of the development and placement of business values by stressing the importance of engaging people and migrating toward – not away from – one’s own values.

Values-Based Leadership: How Our Personal Values Impact the Workplace
Katherine W. Dean, SVP Wealth Planning, Wells Fargo, San Francisco, California

As an individual’s personal values ostensibly impact others and influence their actions, values-based leaders can benefit greatly by exercising their own values to develop vision and to inspire others.

Positively Deviant Organizational Performance and the Role of Leadership Values
Kim S. Cameron, Ph.D., Ann Arbor, Michigan

Cameron cites the infusion of collaborative values and restructuring of relationships as a primary reason for the successful clean up and closure of Rocky Flats, one of U.S.’s most hazardous and controversial toxic dumps. Success was contingent upon mutual trust and respect of and between traditionally adversarial groups by adopting a mutual proactive, sharing orientation and empathetic attitudes. The true leaders in this venture shifted from a profit-first stance to changing organizational culture, ensuring that individuals (especially leaders and influencers) pursued an abundance-based vision.

Notes Toward a Definition of Values-Based Leadership
James O’Toole, Ph.D., University of Denver, Colorado

O’Toole distinguishes values-based leaders from other types of leadership by citing to various examples of both historical and present day leaders. In the end, as O’Toole notes, the values defining the leader are the values that leader holds dear.

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