Why values matter for CIOs

Do you feel you need to compromise your values as you climb the corporate ladder? This doesn't have to be the case, according to Stan Slap, author of the book, "Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managers" (Portfolio/now available). Slap contends that managers can succeed while practicing the same values that shaped their upbringing and which continue to guide them at home. The new CIO taking his first steps may find Slap's advice especially useful. In fact, Slap finds that values-driven executives experience a high level of long-term rewards in personal satisfaction and professional achievement. Slap is founder of an eponymous international consulting company that specializes in cultivating 100 percent engagement among managers, employees and customers. His clients have included Microsoft, HP, Viacom, Time Warner and eBay. Here are the key revelations from "Bury My Heart at Conference Room B" that you can put into use today to advance your own values-driven career.


1. Values distinguish those who want to earn respect from those who feel entitled to it. 2. Values differentiate those who want to make an impact from those who care only about making money and earning status.

This article was originally published on 08-13-2010
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