[November 16, 2014] Most of us have never had the fortune to come into contact with people in the American Red Cross. Those who do, are likely to have experienced some critical emergency or disaster in their lives. The American Red Cross was an easy choice to show it as an example of an organization with core values that make it a successful and accomplished organization. In theLeaderMaker.com we carefully select those who have shown the most regard for human life and have made a significant contribution.
Established in 1881 as a humanitarian organization, the American Red Cross (ARC) is dedicated to helping people in need, and in association with other Red Cross networks, helping people throughout the world. The leadership of the ARC uses volunteers extensively to bring the right skills into play for any given situation. With the donations they receive from people like you and me, plus their partner organizations, they are able to quickly bring assistance. Their ability to quickly adapt to any given emergency is what makes them so successful.
American Red Cross “core values” are listed here. At the ARC, they refer to them as their “central values and guiding behaviors:”1
- Compassionate: dedicated to improving the lives of those they serve
- Collaborative: working as “One Red Cross family” and in partnership with other organizations
- Creative: seeking new ideas, looking for better ways to serve
- Credible: acting with integrity and transparency
- Committed: by holding themselves accountable and delivering on their mission
The ARC is a people-focused organization; exceptionally well lead, effective, respected, as well as providing a much needed service to the United States. Their success has not come easy. Like many other long-standing and credible organizations, they are winners because of hard work, a never give up mentality, and great employees, volunteers, partners, and donors. The American Red Cross deserves our admiration and respect.
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[Note] The American Red Cross mission statement is: ” The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.”