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From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership by Harry M. Jansen Kraemer

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TRUST—THE FOUNDATION OF THE TEAM

Even when the right people whose values are aligned with the organization are in place, very often they still act like individual players. However, it is not the individual talent of the star players but their cohesion that matters the most. As we've seen in sports, an assemblage of talented and ambitious individual players often does not make the best team. Players who function well together always put the team first and their own aspirations second.

Your job as the leader is to motivate and engage the group and transform it into a team. For you to succeed, people will need to know that you are true to your word, that you will treat them fairly and with respect. They want to know that if the project goes well, ...

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