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Inside the Box. Leading With Corporate Values to Drive Sustained Business Success. Jossey–Bass Leadership Series – Canada

  • ID: 2219996
  • Book
  • November 2006
  • Region: Canada
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Praise for Inside the Box

"Corporate values drive passion in employees. David Cohen has captured in this book what every corporate executive needs to understand about corporate values. The theory is concise while the practical, real world examples clearly illustrate the ′how to′ for every company to be successful."
Robin Wohnsigl, President and COO, Airbus North America Customer Services, Inc.

"Almost every company has stated values–far fewer live their values. Inside the Box is a very personal readable guide to making it happen, explaining why values matter, and how to make corporate values an important part of employees′ lives. Read this book and don′t just have values–live values!"
Marshall Goldsmith, Professor, Alliant International University′s Marshall Goldsmith School of Management; author or co–editor of 22 books, including The Leader of the Future (a Business Week bestseller) and What Got You Here Won′t Get You There; recognized by The Wall Street Journal as one of the top ten executive educators, by Forbes as one of the five most–respected executive coaches, ad by The Economist as one of the most credible thought leaders in the new era of business.

"Page after page, story after story, you learn the importance of values driving sustained business success. This book is representative of who Cohen is and what he is about–an intellectual business leader whose values and life lessons provide the content for a fascinating inside look at the issues that leaders face very day."
John Lynn Williams, Human Resources Executive, Citigroup

"Organizations operate with business strategies but people behave based on values. This book provides both visionary and practical information on the importance of integrating values through stories, policies and practices."
Bernadette Kenny, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Adecco Group North America

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Introduction: Daring to Think Inside the Box.

Chapter One: What′s Inside the Box? How Values Work.

Chapter Two: Reinforcing the Box: Making Values Meaningful Throughout the Organization.

Chapter Three: the Discipline of Working Inside the Box.

Chapter Four: Inside–the–Box Management Tool.

Chapter Five: Selecting Inside–the–Box Leaders.

Chapter Six: Does One Box Fit Forever? Organizational Growth: New Strategic Directions are Pursued but do the Values Ever Change?

Chapter Seven: Measuring Inside–the–Box Success: the Meaning of Integrity, Business Results and Employee Brand.



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Dr. David S. Cohen is founder of, and senior consultant in, the Strategic Action Group Ltd., a consulting firm specializing in organizational behavior and leadership development. His work with corporations helps create a link between the people and the business plan. His focus is on management and leadership development; behavior–based selection and performance management; helping corporations to articulate their values and develop a strategic vision; and creating high–performance, results–focused organizations.

Cohen s background spans both corporate consulting and education. He has consulted with a diverse group of clients in the United States, Canada and South America, as well as in Europe, South East Asia, Africa and the Caribbean, assisting companies to create integrated human resources processes that are aligned with the business plan, vision and values of individual clients.

He is a sought–after speaker on business values, leadership and human resource issues and has presented frequently for groups such as Linkage, IQPC, the US Conference Board, Intelligence Business Networks (IBN), Malaysia and the Human Resources Professional Association of Ontario Annual Conference. He is also called upon as a keynote speaker at a variety of corporate programs.

Dr. Cohen holds a doctorate in Education from Boston University. He is the author of
The Talent Edge: A Behavioral Approach to Hiring, Developing, and Keeping Top Performers (Wiley, 2001).
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