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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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18 Core Questions for Entrepreneurs (The first six)

December 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

Free Responsible Entrepreneur Teleseminar:To provide more information about the institute and the Responsible Entrepreneur Workshops coming in 2013, I am offering a teleseminar on Dec. 5, 2012, at 4 pm Pacific Time. If you sign up here, you can listen to the recording even if you cannot attend. This teleseminar and the 2013 workshops are appropriate […]

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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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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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Better Way to Job Search: Change your Criteria

May 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment

You may have been become discouraged about the job opportunities. You may even have started you own small business but find it is not as rewarding as you thought it might be. Or you may just be gearing up to start looking again since the news looks more promising. While you are still thinking about it you might spend time thinking about your criteria for a great days work. I suggest one that is not often on the list that career counselors suggest. It will increase your chances of greater happiness and fulfillment in your next job- whether working for someone else or for yourself. The criteria is “aliveness

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What Is a Great Business? What is a Responsible Business?

April 10th, 2011 · No Comments

What is the difference between a Responsible Business and a Great Business

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Grammy Winners vs. Value Absorbing: Less Commodifying, Homogenizing, Standardizing

February 13th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Mick Jagger reinvented himself last night at the Grammys. Lady Gaga reinvents herself with every album and performance—“Born This Way” won because she does it like she’s born again every time she performs. And The Dark Side of Eminem was brilliant. Even Kanye West tweeted in approval of all this. Jagger was amazing because he […]

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Founder Transition: Steve Jobs, Apple and Other Hard Handoffs

January 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Steve Jobs has taken a leave from Apple for his health. New York Times Story today by Miguel Helft and Clair Cain Miller lays out some details: “The sudden decision by the company’s chief executive to take a medical leave for the third time in less than a decade raises anxieties about the leadership of the […]

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States Limiting Power of Labor Unions Promises to Backfire

January 4th, 2011 · No Comments

The New York Times, Steven Greenhouse reports: “Faced with growing budget deficits and restive taxpayers, elected officials from Maine to Alabama, Ohio to Arizona, are pushing new legislation to limit the power of labor unions, particularly those representing government workers, in collective bargaining and politics.” The story: “State officials from both parties are wrestling with […]

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Why CSR can harm your business and what to do about it

December 13th, 2010 · No Comments

The Guardian Sustainable Business section offered an article by Sandra Macleod, CEO and founder of Echo Research this weekend (Dec. 10, 2010) on the shifts in CSR as perceived by executives in global companies. The synthesis is that, “Only companies that put corporate social responsibility at the heart of their business will continue to prosper”. […]

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