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Maliki: Why he is being deserted?

June 19th, 2014 · No Comments

Maliki, Iraq’s besieged President, has given us an example of falling down on what it means to ensure the working of Democracy. That part will come as no surprise! But what may surprise you is what Maliki forgot, which is, people have to care for something beyond themselves, not feel beholden to a power structure. […]

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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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Innovation for Growth AND Reduction of Consumerism

August 13th, 2011 · No Comments

 Cindy Esposito, COO and Co-Founder of 3BL Media, posed a great question at Justmeans group on LinkedIn. Can Innovation Lead Us to Growth (and Happiness) Without Consumption? My response: Actually, we need to redefine growth. There are three forms in living systems. The first is expansion, growth that cannot continue throughout a whole life without dire […]

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Part 4 Why Feedback is Irresponsible and what to do instead

July 25th, 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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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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Advice to Apple: The Ethics and Effectiveness of Rating and Ranking

February 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments

This morning I read Margaret Heffernan’s post on BNET blog and almost cried. I just spent four days at the Apple Store in Lynnwood, WA getting my new MacBook Air and solving a few problems with Mobile Mac. It was a magnificent experience. I felt completely cared for and as if I was in the midst […]

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An Interview with Matt May, Author of THE SHIBUMI STRATEGY

February 11th, 2011 · No Comments

On Monday we looked at building intrinsic capability to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. On Wednesday I offered an overview of one great thinker’s suggestion for doing such capability building. Matthew E. May wrote a wonderful fable based on the Zen practice of shibumi principles. He kindly agreed to answer a few questions here—some […]

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