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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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Managing People Responsibly for Innovation

September 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Women in Innovation 2012 just took place in Seattle. I loved it. I loved speaking and leading a panel. I loved all but one thing: One person on one panel had such an outdated view of business leadership that I couldn’t figure out how she got there or which teachers had advised her. Her sin? […]

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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 Resource: The Ethics and Practice of Helping

August 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment

We all need help sometimes. We need ideas and help clarifying them. We need help straightening out ideas about ourselves and the world and help living up to our potential as full human beings. So do organizations. Many of us  do more than our job at work, seeking to improve the ability and outcomes of […]

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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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Microsoft: The Perfect Example of an Irresponsible Business

July 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Vanity Fair’s exposé of Microsoft, published today, leaves me not knowing where to start. There are so many things wrong. If I owned stock in Microsoft (and I do not) I would sell it now. They have pretty much done everything it takes to stop innovation and growth in a company. Let’s see if I […]

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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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Part 5: Why Feedback is Irresponsible and what to do instead

July 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Feedback is very popular in organizations. People think it helps people improve and perform better. The opposite is true and it also diminishes innovation and power to act as responsible citizen. There are much better ways achieve these ends.

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Chris MacDonald on Seth Godin and No Such Thing As Business Ethics

July 27th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Seth Godin and Chris MacDonald engage on business versus personal responsibility. I jump in.

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