Core values for a company represent their fundamental beliefs; it’s what the company stands for, who they are, how they act. Core values serve as a steadfast barometer, consistently guiding behavior, actions and decisions for the entire team. They help people to know right from wrong, and help companies determine if the path they are on is the right one for them.
Most organizations can point to well-defined values on their websites or annual reports that all employees are expected to follow, it’s the actions of the company that really define the importance of those value statements.
One of the most important elements an organization can be aligned on is their mission, vision and values about the company. These components are essential and powerful drivers for the exec team to efficiently achieve the success they want. They are also the key to having a highly engaged culture of team members who say "Thank God It’s Monday!"
Finding A players, or high performing employees, is difficult. After studying thousands of interviews with the help of hiring professional Dr. Brad Smart, there are four mistakes an overwhelming number of managers make when looking to build a great team.