Values-Based Leadership | Why Rules

Explore values-based leadership with Anthony Tormey, CEO of LDi, as he delves into the essential role of core values in personal and professional growth.

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Unlock the transformative power of values-based leadership with insights from Anthony Tormey, CEO of the Leader Development Institute. With over 40 years of military and corporate training experience, Tormey delves into the significance of core values as a guiding compass in personal and professional life in this compelling article.


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In writing my book, “Your Personal Handbook for Success”, an unexpected spark of insight ignited from a friend's playful suggestion that one of my rules should be to have rules. Despite its initial facetious tone, Dennis's comment became the catalyst for writing this newsletter. 

The focus on values-based leadership emerges as a cornerstone in personal and professional development. Values are a set of guiding principles, reflecting what individuals perceive as correct and desirable in their lives – as well as others - particularly in matters of personal conduct. Whether working from an individual standpoint or within that of a family, organization, or company, we are all leaders of at least ourselves.

Core values serve as a compass, steering our leadership approach and influencing the decisions we make. Reflecting on one's core values is akin to contemplating whether there exist explicit "rules" by which we live and are known for. It prompts introspection into virtues like trustworthiness, loyalty, helpfulness, and more, forming the bedrock of value-based leadership. 

While many organizations advocate for the adoption of core values, there is a pervasive gap between professing them and embodying them. In my travels across the country addressing diverse audiences, I often encounter individuals who admit to having organizational core values but struggle to articulate them. This incongruity raises questions about the effectiveness of expecting colleagues to adhere to values that remain elusive or undefined.

To truly excel, fostering a culture of extraordinary leadership involves not only embracing organizational values but also cultivating a personal set of core values. Being aware of these "rules," understanding their significance, and embracing why they matter paves the way for authentic and impactful value-based leadership. 

Be Extraordinary!

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Anthony Tormey, CEO

Leader Development Institute (LDi)


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Anthony Tormey

Founder and Chief Training Officer, Leader Development Institute and Professional Training & Coaching Consultant (more)
Anthony Tormey, founder and Chief Training Officer of the Leader Development Institute, brings over 40 years of extensive experience in both military and corporate training. His 20-year military career as a Pararescueman and Air Battle Manager equipped him with skills in rock climbing, scuba diving, free-fall parachuting, long-term survival, emergency medicine, and airspace management. These experiences honed his leadership, adaptability, and strategic thinking, essential for effective project management and team collaboration in high-pressure situations. Certified as a Master Quality Instructor and licensed to facilitate the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Anthony has seamlessly transitioned his military expertise into the corporate world. His journey in training and development began with the Boy Scouts of America and continued through his military career, focusing on fostering leadership among young men, junior officers, and Airmen. This foundation laid the groundwork for his current role, where he balances operational responsibilities with mentorship, preparing others for leadership roles. Beyond his military accolades, Anthony is a seasoned speaker and motivator, conducting seminars and delivering speeches on Leadership, Management, Strategic Thinking, Project Management, Team-building, and Effective Communication both nationally and internationally. His dynamic approach to training and education is evident in every setting, whether it's a challenge course, stage, or boardroom. Anthony's goal is to train, educate, and inspire his audience through real-world experiences, role plays, and experiential learning, serving as a catalyst for organizational improvement and growth. Ready to transform your team and propel your organization to new heights? Connect with Anthony Tormey and the Leader Development Institute today to elevate your leadership, empower your teams, and embark on a journey of continuous improvement and success. Schedule a consultation or a Success Seminar today. (less)

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Anthony Tormey, founder and Chief Training Officer of the Leader Development Institute, brings over 40 years of extensive experience in both military and corporate training. His 20-year military career as a Pararescueman and Air Battle Manager equipped him with skills in rock climbing, scuba diving, free-fall parachuting, long-term survival, emergency medicine, and airspace management. These experiences honed his leadership, adaptability, and strategic thinking, essential for effective project management and team collaboration in high-pressure situations. Certified as a Master Quality Instructor and licensed to facilitate the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Anthony has seamlessly transitioned his military expertise into the corporate world. His journey in training and development began with the Boy Scouts of America and continued through his military career, focusing on fostering leadership among young men, junior officers, and Airmen. This foundation laid the groundwork for his current role, where he balances operational responsibilities with mentorship, preparing others for leadership roles. Beyond his military accolades, Anthony is a seasoned speaker and motivator, conducting seminars and delivering speeches on Leadership, Management, Strategic Thinking, Project Management, Team-building, and Effective Communication both nationally and internationally. His dynamic approach to training and education is evident in every setting, whether it's a challenge course, stage, or boardroom. Anthony's goal is to train, educate, and inspire his audience through real-world experiences, role plays, and experiential learning, serving as a catalyst for organizational improvement and growth. Ready to transform your team and propel your organization to new heights? Connect with Anthony Tormey and the Leader Development Institute today to elevate your leadership, empower your teams, and embark on a journey of continuous improvement and success. Schedule a consultation or a Success Seminar today.

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