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TV Expert Interviews / Leadership / Nov 10, 2019 / Posted by Harry Kraemer / 2646

Become a Values-Based Leader


About Harry Kraemer:

Harry Kraemer, Jr. is a professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he teaches in the MBA and the Executive MBA programs. Additionally, he is an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP), one of the largest private equity firms in the United States where he consults with CEOs and other senior executives of companies in MDP’s extensive portfolio.

Here we will be discussing:

  • What is the meaning of value-based leadership and how does that differ from other forms of leadership?
  • How does a leader demonstrate in the best way possible?
  • Nowadays, people are less reflective as they get so consumed in different activities and other devices that are demanding their attention. This is something that you need to very deliberate about. Isn’t it actually separating you to be reflective because it almost counters to the pervasive culture?
  • It is right that we celebrate frenetic activity when we are in work. This helps you separate activity from productivity and it is counted as one of the greatest challenges to a leader; to not fall into that trap of feeling comfortable as there is so much going on.
  • There is always a need for an element of self-awareness and you can’t be a self-aware person without being self-reflective. One is the journey to the other.

It is a challenge for the organizations – how they can organize themselves to provide some of the additional value to their employees. The changing structure of work is the fact that now people can live and operate pretty much wherever they want to be. They can be completely mobile and don’t have to be tied to a place or a physical building. All of these things have really challenged leadership. It’s up to you how you harness all the benefits of this collapsing in chaos!

It’s up to you – what to choose! Either, you can have thousands of people stuck in one building and be completely disconnected with them or thousands of people spread around the world, connected effectively.

Every single person understands how their job contributes to the overall success of the organization. The organization must see and communicate with the people and make them understand that how they are playing an essential part in the success of the company.

Our Host

John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.


About Author

Harry Kraemer, Jr. is professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he teaches in the MBA and the Executive MBA programs.

Author's Publications on Amazon

What does it mean in practice to be a values-based leader? When faced with real situations, how can you be your best self and create best teams—while also being the best partner with customers and vendors, a best investment for your stakeholders, and the best…
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Silver Medal Winner, Business and Leadership, 2012 Nautilus Book Awards Respected former CEO, professor, and speaker examines what it takes to become a values-based leader In this highly-anticipated book, Harry Kraemer argues that today's business environment demands values-based leaders who, in "doing the right thing,"…
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