Point & Counterpoint Dialogues onValues

and organizational development thought-leaders in the arena we call leadership. The goal is to provide different perspectives to stimulate creative thinking and bring leaders into a new paradigm of functioning – not provide final answers.

In each edition of NonprofitPerformanceMagazine ,Jeff andHugh will have dialogue on topics that impact the overall effectiveness of leaders in a social benefit culture. This isn’t a debate — It’s dialogue from the perspective of two experienced authors, speakers,

Hugh Ballou Musical Conductor, Leadership Coach

Jeffrey Magee (Ph.D., PDM, CSP, CMC) is the “Thought Leader’s Leader.” He is a columnist, the publisher of Professional Performance 360 Magazine , editor of Performance Execution and Performance Driven Selling blogs, a former nationally-syndicated radio talk show host, published author, and recipient of the USJC TOYA award. A motivational leadership speaker, he is one of the most sought after keynote speakers in the world. Jeff Magee Executive Coach, Human Capital Developer

Hugh Ballou is a Transformational Leadership Strategist, President of SynerVision International, Inc., and a musical conductor for 40 years. Hugh has written numberous books on Transformational Leadership and works with leaders of religious organizations, business and nonprofit communities as an executive coach, a process facilitator, trainer, and motivational speaker teaching leaders the fine-tuned skills employed by orchestral conductors every day.

Do Values Matter?

Magee Absolutely! Values serve as the GPS to all HR, strategy,

Ballou Yes, values are essential in establishing and clarifying the

operations and tactical actions within any organization. They illustrate points of alignment and synergy between key stakeholders and alliances, and exactly where the point of derailment will be.

corporate identity so that stakeholders and the community at large know what the organization is all about and what it stands for.The high-functioning culture of the orchestra is enabled because each participant understands and practices a common set of values.

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