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Conservation International Gives Nature a Voice-Literally

This guest blog was originally posted in The Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire, CSRwire on October 16, 2014. Conservation International Gives Nature a Voice-Literally When Peter Seligmann says, “First get their attention! Then make it really personal!” he sounds less like Chairman and CEO of the global not-for-profit Conservation International and more like Rocky Balboa describing his strategy […]

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Three New Year’s Resolutions for The Responsible Entrepreneur

We as individuals love our New Year’s resolutions, those steps we promise ourselves we’ll take to improve our health, relationships, and prosperity. But research shows that most resolutions are forgotten within two weeks. It also confirms that when our friends make the same or similar resolutions, we stick with ours longer and do a better […]

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Hierarchies vs. Personal Health and Social Productivity

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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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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Advice to Apple: The Ethics and Effectiveness of Rating and Ranking

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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Do Unions Have a Right to Negotiation? Or Is That the Wrong Question?

I’ve been watching the news in Wisconsin with dismay. But not for the reasons many people are. I think the right questions are not being asked and wrong conversations are dominating. I personally have sat in the chairs of many different players in this standoff. I was briefly an SEIU president in my very early […]

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An Interview with Matt May, Author of THE SHIBUMI STRATEGY

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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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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Why I Believe in Capitalism

Gregory Zuckerman, Wall Street Journal special reporter, and author of The Greatest Trade Ever, just tweeted: “Spoke re my book at Peking University, great questions-Everyone’s a capitalist today in the East, even as capitalism is disparaged in West” @GZuckerman Zuckerman’s tweet, reminded me about why I still believe in capitalism even knowing it needs a […]

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