Columban Values

Supporting through uncertain times


Columba 1400 six core values are at the heart of everything that the organisation does. They frame the delivery approach and offer a guide on to approach values based leadership. This page has videos from Norman Drummonnd introducing each Columban value and bringing it to life. 


Leaders understand themselves, their thoughts and feelings. Leaders have an understadning of those around them and what is going on within them. Leaders understand their environment and how to navigate the system. 


Leaders understand what is important and where to focus their time. Leaders can build consenus that enables others to understand this too. They bring others to a similar understanding. Like a laser pen, leaders can focus on the critical information in front of them. 


Creativity is usually associated with creating a piece of art or music. Columba 1400 see’s creativity as thinking about things differently and solving problems ahead by generating action. And nothing could be harder edged than the ability to make things happen and bring visions and ideas to life.  ‘A vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.’  Japanese proverb 


Integrity is the cornerstone of any trusting trusting relationship. The power of keeping your word goes beyond being conscientious. Keeping your word makes you worthy of trust.  There is no greater power that a leader can possess than the trust of those around him. What you say and you do must be alligned for leaders who act with integrity. 


No matter how many times a leader gets knocked down – they get back up.  Leaders stay the course when others may have given up. They continue to apply themselves against resistance, and tragedy and support others to do the same. 



Leaders want to serve their teams, their organisations and their communities. Leaders want to contribute to something bigger than themselves and they can do this by serving themselves. Leaders can serves themselves by looking after their own wellbeing in order to serve others in their role.