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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 I loved all but one thing: One person on one panel had such an outdated view of business leadership that I couldn’t figure out how she got there or which teachers had advised her.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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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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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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Sustainablity: Moving from “Less Harm” to “Deep Good”

June 20th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Lately there’s a lot of conversation among business people about “doing good” in the world, rather than settling for doing “less bad.” Two weeks ago, at Sustainable Brands 2011 in Monterey, California, the conversation became a little louder and more intense—partly because Jeffrey Hollender was present. He has been using this language for the last few […]

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