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Aristotle’s Golden Mean

A value in the business sense usually refers to a culturally accepted norm. Workplace values like: Respect, Integrity, Openness, Excellence help define the boundaries, or rules, for your people’s behaviour. As such, organisational values become part of the spirit of a business.  In this video are looking at virtues and vices in relation to business values with Peterson and Seligman’s 6 Categories of Virtues and Aristotle’s Golden Mean.

Watch the video for background information about Values, Virtues & Vices, feel free to request the templates I am happy to share.

1. Recognise the 6 categories of virtue and which best represent your business values

2. Consider the relevant vices for each virtue

3. Consider the negative consequences of incongruent business behaviours

4. Build appropriate virtues into job descriptions, person specifications, engagement reviews and performance appraisals etc

Please do share your experiences with these models in the comments below.  I am building a portfolio of small business case studies and would love to include examples of what has worked well for you.

PS – If you need further help then give me a call on 07962 626604 to arrange a Skype session with me.

PPS – This exercise forms part of a series of workshops on Critical Success Factors

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