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New York Times

Maliki: Why he is being deserted?

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

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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Managing People Responsibly for Innovation

Women in Innovation 2012 just took place in Seattle. I loved it. I loved speaking and leading a panel. I loved all but one thing: One person on one panel had such an outdated view of business leadership that I couldn’t figure out how she got there or which teachers had advised her. Her sin? […]

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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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The Responsible Coach, Trainer, Consultant

Every coach, trainer, and consultant believes they can and do help build The Responsible Business. But do they really? Do they foster responsible behavior as part of their expertise and code of practice? Are they promoting practices that develop responsibility at all levels of business and society? What yardsticks do they use to assess their […]

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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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What Is a Great Business? What is a Responsible Business?

What is the difference between a Responsible Business and a Great Business  

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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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Harvard Business Review

Egypt, the Middle East, and Authentic Leadership

As we watch Egyptian officials make statements for the purpose of stabilizing a very volatile situation, and as President Obama and members of Congress consider how the U.S. might intervene, we are reminded of the challenge of leadership—no matter what our persuasions and philosophy. I have been working with AFED, a not-for-profit in Beirut, which […]

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