Jim Collins on Aligning Action and Values

Jim Collin's best-seller Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't is a thought-provoking summary that presents research on how great companies work.

He offers up additional insights and observations from the research on his blog and website, including an article on how to align action and values.   

Executives spend too much time drafting, wordsmithing, and redrafting vision statements, mission statements, values statements, purpose statements, aspiration statements, and so on. They spend nowhere near enough time trying to align their organizations with the values and visions already in place.
— Jim Collins