Increasing Employee Engagement and Organizational Performance through Value-Based Leadership
Thursday, July 17
8am to 9:30am
Registration: 7:30am – 8:00am
Work today involves increasing levels of complexity, interdependency, team-work, and increased customer expectation. In short, it is harder to manage work today than it was in the past. In times like today, how can companies continue to engage employees and encourage positive performance? The research is clear, cultural alignment and employee engagement have a
proven relationship with a firm’s financial performance. High-performance cultures create a stimulating work environment and processes where top talent is inspired and everyone is provided significant development opportunity. Organizational culture is a key source of competitive advantage and brand differentiation!
The values that make up the culture of a company are a reflection of current and former leaders’ belief systems. When there is a lack of alignment between values reflected in a firm’s culture and the personal values of the employees, the result is low performance and low engagement. The good news is that through their own behavior and utilizing relationships with their employees, the firm’s leaders can work to create value consistency. By organizing around particular beliefs, Values-Based leaders create higher levels of employee engagement.
This session will focus on how values-based leadership can create a culture of high employee engagement culture and increased levels of organizational
Session Leader – Craig Caldwell
Craig works with organizations to develop strategic direction, link implementation steps to strategy, identify organizational culture, and develop processes to bring about organizational change. Since 2007, Dr. Caldwell has served as an Associate Professor of Management in the College of Business at Butler University. He is currently the Management & Marketing Department Chairperson and teaches MBA and undergraduate courses in Strategy, Leadership, and Ethical Decision-Making. With a team of others, he delivers an MBA Gateway class that partners MBAs with Central
Indiana businesses aimed at putting a fresh set of eyes on persistent business problems. Craig has won six teaching awards and two advising awards. He currently serves on the Graduate Council and has served on the Faculty Annual Evaluation Committee.
Dr. Caldwell’s consulting and executive education activities focus on strategy development and organizational change. He has worked with client firms in logistics, manufacturing, food service, life-sciences and architecture. In addition to strategy development, Craig works on leadership, human capital strategy, and building high-performance teams.
Craig’s research includes academic articles in Business and Society, Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, The Monitor, Business and Society Review, Management Accounting Quarterly, and Journal of Corporate Citizenship.
Craig holds a Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh, an MBA from Virginia Tech, and a BA from Anderson University.
We hope you will join us as Dr. Craig Caldwell shares his knowledge and experience.
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