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LeaderValuesaims to help you get better results, together. First, we help Leaders in all kinds of organizations develop their skills. Second, we provide students of Leadership with one of the best meeting places on leadership, organizational innovation and value systems on the ‘net.

LeaderValues started in 1997, and is now established as one of the most popular free leadership resource centres on the ‘net. Everything we do is designed to help you work better in achieving your team’s goals. That is why we have one of the widest collections of free resourcesavailable on the web for you to browse and study – searchable Themes (500+ entries),Links (475+ entries), Magazine Articles (250+),  Books (400+),  Quotations (620+) and Glossary. Theme areas include leadership & value systems, innovation, complexity, and organizational change.

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We have a special emphasis on multicultural, transnational issues. LeaderValues is Global in scope, blending the leadership thinking and practice of Asia and the West, Classical and Modern – to give the best in Leadership Development.

The 4E’s Framework featured on LeaderValues is practical, has been proven useful in real world conditions, and has been subject to rigorous analysis and benchmarking. Study this 4E’s Framework, view slide shows or the animated demo, read about featured leaders, or take a free leadership assessment.

You might also like to visit Mick’s leadership blog.

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Mick Yates is the founder of LeaderValues.

He is a CXO level consultant, mentor and writer, experienced Board Member and Visiting Professorthe University of Leeds, Business School, where he focuses on Leadership Development in networked systems, with special interest in the human changes arising from the impact of “Big Data” and social media. He is also involved with the “Leading Minds” project at the Inter Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre, Arts Faculty. This is research into persuasion and communication, and its leadership implications for modern organisations with today’s technologies.

Mick is a globally experienced senior executive, having spent almost 30 years working in Europe, the USA and across Asia Pacific.  He has held multinational General Management positions since 1985. Until recently, Mick was  leading International Markets and Business Development at dunnhumby, a company which partners major Retailers and Manufacturers to take customer-focused business decisions. From 1996 to mid 2001, Mick was Company Group Chairman of Johnson & Johnson’s Consumer business in Asia-Pacific, based in Singapore. He was a J&J Corporate Officer and a member of the Global Operating Committee.  Mick was responsible for all aspects of the Asia Pacific operation (Sales, R&D, Marketing, HR, IT, Finance, Manufacturing etc.). Prior to this, Mick spent 22 years at Procter & Gamble, latterly as Regional Vice President based in Hong Kong and then in Japan. In all, he spent 11 years as a Regional CEO of Asian businesses.

In the non-profit arena, Mick was a member of the Board of Trustees of Save the Children (USA) and a member of the Board of Save the Children Korea. He was also a Chief Advisor to the Save the Children International Alliance.

In 1999, the Yates family started a Cambodian school development program, in a remote ex-Khmer Rouge “reconciliation area”.  This reflects a belief in education to help the underprivileged children of this war-ravaged country. Details can be found on yatesweb at Cambodia.

Mick’s latest work, on the Leadership and Change Implications of Big Data, is featured in “New Eyes: The Human Side of Change Leadership“, edited by the Change Leaders and published by Fast Print (September 2013). ISBN 978-178035.

More details about this book are here.

New Eyes

Mick also wrote about “Developing Leaders in a Global Landscape” in Linkage Inc’s “Best Practices in Leadership Development Handbook“, edited by David Giber and published by Pfeiffer (April 2009). ISBN 978-0470195673.

Linkage Best Practice in Leadership Development

A graduate of the University of Leeds, in 2004 Mick completed the “Consulting and Coaching for Change” 12 month program jointly at Oxford University and HEC (Paris). He subsequently finished a Masters Degree at HEC based on the 4E’s Leadership Framework.

Change LeadersMick is a member of  the Change Leaders, a global community of practice dedicated to helping organizations positively address the human side of change, created by the participants in the 2004 “Consulting and Coaching for Change” program.

Finally, Mick is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and is married with six children, born in five countries, on three continents.

E-mail mick if you would like more details of Leadership development programs, senior coaching, keynotes, workshops, or self-assessments.