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Making Sustainability Everyone’s Job— A Review of The Green to Gold Business Playbook

May 30th, 2011 · No Comments

I have a young protégé who was a sustainability director at Campbell’s Soup for a few years before she headed to Africa for volunteer work.  She’s a scientist with a doctoral degree in water ecology and engineering. Often, as she walks through factories and offices, she can see what would save energy and reduce waste. […]

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Book Review: TouchPoints

May 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

We all love a transformation story, one in which someone’s life changes and, as a result, they change who they are—and then the world around them. Stories like these filled the Oprah show but rarely do you see them in business books. Often even the memoires of CEOs like Jack Welch don’t connect you to real people who change some part of the world as they take on their own transformations.

Touch Points: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments by Doug Conant, the CEO of Campbell’s Soup, and Mette Norgaard, an expert in strategic learning, is such a story. Reading it you’ll find yourself feeling as if you finally know a CEO, up close and personal, and you’ll like him. As a result you’ll trust him and, by extension, you’ll also trust his leadership. I think that’s the responsibility view of the book and its point, also.

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McDonald’s & Customers’ Lives: The Responsible Business’s Performance Indices

May 19th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Health professionals and organizations have signed a letter to McDonald’s Corp, asking the maker of Happy Meals to stop marketing junk food to kids and to retire Ronald McDonald. McDonald’s has a responsibility for the health of children and that they expect the company to change many of its practices.

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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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Old-fashioned Appreciation: Authenticity Versus Programs

May 9th, 2011 · No Comments

A much better ways for manager’s to work with motivation than recognition programs. And manager’s and workers like it much better and it works.

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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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