Category Archives: Values

Core Values: LAPD

[May 08, 2014] Growing up watching the old “black and white,” one of my favorite shows was Dragnet1 starring Jack Webb as Sgt Joe Friday – the 1967-70 version. The Los Angeles Police Department has had a number to television series and movies based on its men and women in the force doing good. The LAPD has a… Read More »

Core Values: TD Bank

By | March 27, 2014

[March 27, 2014]  The “financial crisis of 2008” saw the U.S. Government loan banks billions of public dollars in what was unofficially known as “bailout money.”  Formally called the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the full amount loaned has never been revealed or paid back in full, but ranges from $700 billion to over $7 trillion in loans. … Read More »

Core Values: Chick-fil-A

By | March 5, 2014

[March 05, 2014]  They say that snowstorm in the southern states is as rare as unsweetened tea at a church supper.  But that is what happened at the end of January (see Stuck in Atlanta Airport).  In Birmingham Alabama during this same storm, many motorists were stuck for hours on Highway 280.  To the surprise of all, a… Read More »

Core Values: The Salvation Army

By | December 21, 2013

[December 21, 2013]  With the holiday season upon us and the bell ringers outside many stores this Christmas season, the most visible as well as an historically successful organization is the Salvation Army.  Founded in 1865 in London by Catherine and William Booth, they sought to bring salvation to the poor, destitute, and hungry. Originally a religious effort,… Read More »

Core Values: USAA Insurance

By | December 5, 2013

[December 05, 2013]  Another organization that has been historically successful and displays its core values prominently, is the financial services company USAA (United Services Automobile Association).  In 1922, a group of U.S. Army officers decided to self-insure when they were unable to get auto insurance because they were considered high risk. USAA’s stated core values are: Service Loyalty… Read More »

Veterans Day

By | November 11, 2013

[November 11, 2013]  Today we recognize all those who have served in the US military.  I believe that it is the duty of senior executive leaders to pursue significant and important activities involving their employees who are veterans. It is up to leaders to personally deliver the message of sacrifice, service, and patriotism. Across the nation, we will… Read More »