by tom on March 21st, 2012
I like to borrow from the elements of theatrical performances that require a cast and script and audience … and apply the specifications of a great production to business. For this post, let’s suppose we want to produce a new show that will be a box office success, receive standing ovations and even win awards!
The producer of the show then has a vision and purpose for this and next builds a framework around “how”. For example, she will decide how the story will be told, how the parts will be played and how the sets and staging will carry the show. Each of these considerations is a value judgment that emanates from her own character, personal beliefs and principles. To me, you fuse those traits together and you wind up with a precious pour they can be cast into a value-like ingot.
I think the values of a theatrical producer or the leadership of a major corporation are like a “true north” to people who do any work that matters. Here’s a short video that speaks to a value story at Starbucks.Tags: employee inspiration, leadership character