Category Archives: Values

Core Values: Small Business

By | December 30, 2015

[December 30, 2015]  Shopping this past month for Christmas and birthday gifts provided amble time for me to observe both good and bad small business practices in action.  It also gave me a snapshot of their core values and whether their employees understood and practiced those values in serving customers. Any business that survives for more than a… Read More »

Core Values: Starbucks

By | September 25, 2015

[September 25, 2015]  George, a good friend of mine from our past army days, used to tell me often that, “I never drink good coffee because I might like it and then have to pay for it.”  You see, in U.S. Army dining facilities and in our offices, coffee is most often found hot and free.  Later, after… Read More »

Core Values: Texas A&M University

By | August 27, 2015

[August 27, 2015]  Texas A&M University is the first academic organization I’ve featured here under core values.  The reason has everything to do with the fact that college-level organizations rarely have their core values advertised, if they have them at all.  None that I attended had core values at the time and no one I know could recall… Read More »

Core Values: Tyson Foods

By | June 28, 2015

[June 28, 2015] I’ve often written about how an organization’s core values help drive the conduct of its people and its external relationships with customers and stakeholders. Many examples were offered to help illustrate this fundamental fact about organizational behavior. Today, I will depart somewhat from my earlier format to bring forward an example of a more controversial,… Read More »

Core Values: KBR, Inc.

By | March 8, 2015

[March 08, 2015] During my three years in Iraq as a U.S. Army engineer, I was exposed almost daily to KBR personnel who provided engineering and logistical support to the U.S. military. Without the capability provided by this firm, the military could not have operated at the level that U.S. and Coalition did to attack insurgent and terrorist… Read More »