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Strategy through Personal Values

A behavioural approach

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Why Should Strategy Be Guided by Personal Values?

    • Scott Lichtenstein, Malcolm Higgs
    Pages 1-17
  3. Personal Values and Strategic Choice

    • Scott Lichtenstein, Malcolm Higgs
    Pages 19-42
  4. Developing Strategy Based on Personal Values

    • Scott Lichtenstein, Malcolm Higgs
    Pages 43-69
  5. Implementing Strategy Based on Personal Values

    • Scott Lichtenstein, Malcolm Higgs
    Pages 71-90
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 113-117

About this book

Providing an alternative to short term, bottom line thinking this book enters into a deeper dialogue about the role of personal values in strategy formulation and implementation.

Personal values are at the core of people’s personality. They influence the choices we make, the people we trust, the appeals we respond to, and the way we invest our time and energy.  In turbulent times, values give a sense of direction amid conflicting views and demands. 

This book summarises current research in this area and introduces a new model around what personal values guided strategy is, how it’s linked to strategic choice and organizational goals and how it impacts upon organizational performance. Once personal value systems are recognized, personal value systems and their alignment to strategies, goals and missions provide powerful insight into how resistance to strategies is caused.

With implications for leadership development, corporate governance and strategic HRM, this book extends research in this area and is essential reading for anyone involved in strategy implementation.

Scott Lichtenstein (DBA, MBA, ADipC) teaches and publishes in international academic and practitioner articles and book chapters in the area of strategy, behavioural strategy and leadership. He is co-author of:  From Recession to Recovery: A Leadership Guide for Good and Bad Times. Osney Media Publishing.  S. Lichtenstein, M. Higgs and R. Martin-Fagg, 2009.   Scott is an Associate Professor and Module Leader of a Master’s level core course in International Strategic Management having also taught Strategy on MBA and Executive education courses for several business schools over the last 20 years.

Malcolm Higgs is Professor of Organization Behavior and HRM at Hull University Business School Prior to joining Hull he was the head of the HRM and OB department in Southampton University Business school, having previously been the Head of the School. Before joining Southampton, Malcolm held posts at Henley Business School including: Academic Dean, Director of the Leadership Group and Research Director. Prior to moving into the academic world Malcolm had a successful career in business and consulting, concluding with 8 years as an international partner with Towers Perrin. He has published a number of books and over 150 academic journal papers on topics related to Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Change Management and Team Behavior and is co-author of psychometric tests relating to Emotional Intelligence and Leadership. Malcolm is a Chartered Psychologist and continues to undertake consulting assignments with national and international organisations as well as his academic roles.

Keywords

  • strategic leadership
  • organizational goals
  • strategic choice
  • Organizational culture
  • strategic HRM

Authors and Affiliations

  • Birmingham City Business School, Birmingham, UK

    Scott Lichtenstein

  • Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

    Malcolm Higgs

About the authors

Scott Lichtenstein (DBA, MBA, ADipC) teaches and publishes in international academic and practitioner articles and book chapters in the area of strategy, behavioural strategy and leadership. He is co-author of:  From Recession to Recovery: A Leadership Guide for Good and Bad Times. Osney Media Publishing.  S. Lichtenstein, M. Higgs and R. Martin-Fagg, 2009.   Scott is an Associate Professor and Module Leader of a Master’s level core course in International Strategic Management having also taught Strategy on MBA and Executive education courses for several business schools over the last 20 years.

Malcolm Higgs is Professor of Organization Behavior and HRM at Hull University Business School Prior to joining Hull he was the head of the HRM and OB department in Southampton University Business school, having previously been the Head of the School. Before joining Southampton, Malcolm held posts at Henley Business School including: Academic Dean, Director of the Leadership Group and Research Director. Prior to moving into the academic world Malcolm had a successful career in business and consulting, concluding with 8 years as an international partner with Towers Perrin. He has published a number of books and over 150 academic journal papers on topics related to Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Change Management and Team Behavior and is co-author of psychometric tests relating to Emotional Intelligence and Leadership. Malcolm is a Chartered Psychologist and continues to undertake consulting assignments with national and international organisations as well as his academic roles.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Strategy through Personal Values

  • Book Subtitle: A behavioural approach

  • Authors: Scott Lichtenstein, Malcolm Higgs

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-88269-3

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-88268-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-88269-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 117

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Management, Business and Management

Buying options

eBook
USD 54.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-88269-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)