Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 4(4), pp. 330-339, April, 2013         
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Full Length Research Paper

Value matters or do values really make a difference!

Prof. Dr. K. C. Patrick Low

Ph.D. and Chartered Marketer, Certified MBTI Administrator, and Certified Behavioral Consultant/ Universiti Brunei Darussalam / Associate, University of South Australia


Received March 31, 2013; Abstract


In this paper, as the title suggests, through literature review and interviews, the academician-practitioner examines the significance and benefits of values from various viewpoints. Motivating or even inspiring, values serve as a source of energy for the individual, the leaders and the organization (nation). As in the study, it is shown that values, for example, the value of learning, enable self-cultivation and enhance leadership; and among other things, values also grow teamwork/spirit, a learning organization as well as build the resilience of an individual or an organization (nation). Espousing and upholding values also lead a person to be of high integrity or in the Confucian sense, a gentleperson/ lady (junzi).

Keywords: Values, core beliefs, culture, leadership success; resilience.


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