What are your values as a leader?

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Sr Director Bus Ops & SW Transformation in Software, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
My goal is to be able to leave things better than when I came in, and to raise the bar for everyone.  That really pushes me to always look at what’s next, how can we do better, what can be simplified, what can we make more efficient, where are the gaps, etc.  I’m never comfortable with just the status quo. I'm constantly challenging it.  As a leader, I feel it’s important to have this constant need to go beyond where the current state is at.

I respect people who do that as well, people who have no qualms playing whichever role that's needed to get the job done. A lot of folks are surprised that sometimes I sit down and write requirements.  I actually enjoy doing the work and getting into the weeds.  I value being able to be strategic while also being capable enough to get into the weeds. And frankly, I enjoy that balance.

This ties into my larger value set, which is lead by example.  We're one team. And I'm very proud of the team. We're all in this together.  I'm not pigeonholed into roles and responsibilities and titles.  That value that really rings true for me, not just with respect to the team, but also the passion I have for servant leadership or the servant mindset.  I believe I've always thrived in operational roles because I want to help and I want to serve. I tell my team, “Just do your thing, work your magic and come to me if I can help remove roadblocks or if there's anything that I can support or get out of your way.”  But other than that, there's complete trust. There's complete transparency, and I'm really there to serve.
Associate Director, R&D in Education, 201 - 500 employees
There are many actually, but the ones that top the others for me would be Respect, Transparency, Enabling team members - delegating responsibly, Being vulnerable, Capability to take tough decisions whenever required, and if you are a leader having reporting responsibility - ability to establish an emotional connect.
CTO in Healthcare and Biotech, 11 - 50 employees
The same ones I have with my son. Coherence of what I think, what I say and what I do. Resilience, to overcome adversity when arises. Loyalship of your peers and team members. Asertivity & finally fun, to enjoy deeply what you do.

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organized a virtual escape room via https://www.puzzlebreak.us/ - even though his team lost it was a fun subtitue for just a "virtual happy hour"
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