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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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Four Levels of Work in The Responsible Entrepreneur’s Business

March 5th, 2013 · No Comments

In a Responsible Entrepreneur’s business, not all work is equal in importance or in financial or societal return. Some work has more chance of producing success and making bigger a difference. But for a busy entrepreneur, it’s hard to know which effort or what kind of work will make a significant contribution. There are four […]

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Hierarchies vs. Personal Health and Social Productivity

August 27th, 2012 · No Comments

Open Culture website recently republished some interesting research on stress and its effect on people’s lives. The major point of the piece is that the higher you are in the hierarchy at work or the social strata, the better your health will be. The study shows that this is not because you have greater access […]

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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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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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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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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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