Category Archives: Values

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 »

Core Values: Korean Air

By | November 5, 2013

[November 05, 2013]  As we have seen repeated here, senior executive leadership exhibits itself and its successes in several ways.  Today, I will use Korean Airlines to show senior leader values (see disclaimer below).  Annually, I travel over 125,000 miles by plane.  This level of use gives me an appreciation for good service and how international airline carriers… Read More »

Core Values: U.S. Army

By | October 21, 2013

[October 21, 2013]  By discussing core values, it is again easy to select an organization that clearly articulates its values. The U.S. Army has seven values which follow the acronym LDRSHIP.  They are: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Integrity, and Personal Courage.  There is the expectation that every Soldier, regardless of rank, memorizes and lives by those values.… Read More »