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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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Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! What is Business’s Responsibility?

June 14th, 2011 · No Comments

There is a loud and escalating cry for businesses to create jobs in order to put people to work—and an equally strong debate about why businesses aren’t doing it and what their responsibility is in periods of high unemployment. This week’s post looks at what businesses can do and what they should take responsibility for. […]

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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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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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Employee Morale & Loyalty: The Drivers

March 29th, 2011 · No Comments

There are two drivers for employee morale, loyalty, and productivity. They are the same in up and down markets. But they are really forgotten during down times

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10 Changes to Elevate Your Business To The Next Level: Success & Responsibility

March 24th, 2011 · No Comments

10 Changes to become a more responsible Business. What limits many businesses from achieving their ends in financial and responsibility are the same. How to work on both simultaneously and without tradeoffs.

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Build, Don’t Buy, Talent

March 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Instead of spending thousands and hundreds of thousands on recruiting and hiring, build capaiblity into those you have. Stories and methods for how to do it.

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