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Three New Year’s Resolutions for The Responsible Entrepreneur

December 31st, 2012 · No Comments

We as individuals love our New Year’s resolutions, those steps we promise ourselves we’ll take to improve our health, relationships, and prosperity. But research shows that most resolutions are forgotten within two weeks. It also confirms that when our friends make the same or similar resolutions, we stick with ours longer and do a better […]

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Entrepreneurs. Grow Your Business, Responsibly

July 4th, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Responsible Entrepreneur versus The Social Entrepreneur The Fourth of July parade I just watched in my new hometown, abutting north Seattle, reminded me of something really important about America. We are entrepreneurial to our core. The rugged individual is in our DNA. The rebel, take-no-prisoners archetype is how we brag and demonstrate our mettle—men and […]

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Why Feedback Is Irresponsible and What To Do Instead: Part Three

July 21st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Why feedback in all it forms promotes irresponsibility in an organization and undermines creating The Responsible Business

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Now What? Young Leaders Are Changing the World by Working for Themselves

June 30th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The last couple of years have been tough for new college grads in all fields. Job leads are hard to follow and lines are long for new openings. Applicants are settling for lower pay and lower meaning. But do they have to?

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Reimagining Management and Teams

May 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Management is still pretty traditional in most business. Teams are talked about but rarely implemented in deep ways. And there are few who use the principle of what Responsible Management looks — which improved democracy, capitalism, EArth and community regeneration, while improve customer lives and giving enduring ethical returns.

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Responsible Social Entrepreneurship: What Egypt and Social Businesses Can Teach Us

March 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Fred Allen, Leadership Editor at Forbes, offered a short piece on February 26 called How Entrepreneurs Led the Way to Revolution in Egypt in which he cited a post by Yale Law School professor Ian Ayres’ at The New York Times and an opinion post at Politico co-written by Ayres with his fellow professor Jonathan […]

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Do Unions Have a Right to Negotiation? Or Is That the Wrong Question?

February 24th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I’ve been watching the news in Wisconsin with dismay. But not for the reasons many people are. I think the right questions are not being asked and wrong conversations are dominating. I personally have sat in the chairs of many different players in this standoff. I was briefly an SEIU president in my very early […]

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Egyptian Leadership Blames “Outsiders”— Another Example of How Responsibility Depends on Personal Capability

February 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Egyptian leaders have finally met with protestors. Not much has changed. What jumped out in the headlines today was Mubarak’s assertion that the protests are stimulated and fueled by outsiders. The country would not have all these problems if outsiders would just leave them alone. My post won’t offer a different way to understand these particular […]

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Egypt, the Middle East, and Authentic Leadership

February 3rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

 As we watch Egyptian officials make statements for the purpose of stabilizing a very volatile situation, and as President Obama and members of Congress consider how the U.S. might intervene, we are reminded of the challenge of leadership—no matter what our persuasions and philosophy. I have been working with AFED, a not-for-profit in Beirut, which […]

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Egypt Explained: Fueled By a Basic Human Drive

January 31st, 2011 · 1 Comment

What is driving protest in Cairo? The Egyptian uprising has many causes, but I’m not talking about the usual assumptions. Certainly it is about a lack of freedom to choose one’s leader. And about brutality at the hands of a military that should be protecting its own people. And a lack of jobs that forces […]

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