Doug Slocum believes that people and organizations thrive in an environment of "violent positivity". Core values are the cornerstone of organizational effectiveness and efficiency. People will always be fallible - and that's normal and expected - but organizations can foster a culture that reinforces positive behaviors and dissuades undesired ones. It's our job as executive leaders to build an organization that tees our people up for success. Caring for people, valuing their inputs, and encouraging innovation leads to spectacular results ! Violent positivity is all about accentuating all of the good yet properly balancing accountability. People will do amazing things if they are given the tools, motivation, and ownership to achieve. His philosophy is that executive leadership is best exercised by an "ask, don't task" and "sell, don't tell" approach. The results from this approach has been spectacular.