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Living the Values

“A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

In this chapter you will learn:

•  The value “people are our most important asset” is extremely difficult to defend if you want to have your actions match your words. Be careful before adopting that language as a value. Can you really act that way?

•  Behaviors that would support this value are not commonly seen in corporations, but many smaller companies are getting the message.

Many organizations say, “People are our most important asset.” It stands to reason why this should be the case. People are usually the biggest expense ...

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