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Are Corporations Outsourcing Responsibility?

April 24th, 2013 · 1 Comment

(This guest blog was originally printed in The Economist  ( http://ccdebates.eiu.com) in a shorter version Corporations outsource everything from accounting and manufacturing to human resource functions. For the most part, charity and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are methods of outsourcing responsibility, handing off the heavy lifting to someone outside the company who will make strategic decisions […]

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Top Five Errors of Responsible Entrepreneurs and the Acumen Needed to Avoid Them – Part 1

January 8th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Whether you are building a new business or growing an established one, it is important to know what factors can limit your success. Often actions we take for what seem to be the best of reasons turn out to be errors. Over time, these errors can spread into our decision-making processes and implementation. There are […]

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Hierarchies vs. Personal Health and Social Productivity

August 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Open Culture website recently republished some interesting research on stress and its effect on people’s lives. The major point of the piece is that the higher you are in the hierarchy at work or the social strata, the better your health will be. The study shows that this is not because you have greater access […]

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The Responsible Coach, Trainer, Consultant

July 16th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Every coach, trainer, and consultant believes they can and do help build The Responsible Business. But do they really? Do they foster responsible behavior as part of their expertise and code of practice? Are they promoting practices that develop responsibility at all levels of business and society? What yardsticks do they use to assess their […]

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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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CHANG(E)™ the World Without Changing Jobs

June 11th, 2012 · No Comments

Two questions I’m asked repeatedly are, “Where might I go to get a job consistent with my values?” “How can I, as an individual contributorl, apply the ideas in your book, The Responsible Business?” The answers to both questions are similar. “CHANG(E)™ principles are universal. They do not depend on a particular job or title. When […]

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Financial Effectiveness Cannot Just Be Episodic

August 4th, 2011 · No Comments

Why some businesses do well even through downturns in the markets.

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

July 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Part of a series of six reflections on the impact of feedback processes, including 360º feedback on Responsibility behavior. It is based on six premises about human nature that are not well understood

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Why Feedback Is Irresponsible and What To Do Instead: Part One of Six

July 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Providing feedback to peers, subordinates, and even superiors—particularly the 360 Degree view of performance appraisal—became popular as scientists and engineers began to understand how cybernetic systems work in computer applications. The creators of these artificial intelligence systems discovered that feedback loops are critical for correcting and adjusting the performance of control mechanisms, such as thermostats […]

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