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The Responsible Resource: The Ethics and Practice of Helping

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

Microsoft: The Perfect Example of an Irresponsible Business

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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Part 5: Why Feedback is Irresponsible and what to do instead

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

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 Two

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

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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Green to Gold Business Playbook

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

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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Forbes

Reimagining Management and Teams

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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Michelle Quest

Build, Don’t Buy, Talent

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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MatthewEMay

Leadership, Responsibility, and Intrinsic Capability

On Monday the Responsible Business looked at the Egyptian protests from the tendency of many leaders to blame others for shortfalls that happen on their watch. I proposed that this was less an example of scapegoating than lack of capability to think systemically and read emerging patterns correctly. A significant contributor to this blame game is […]

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