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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Carol interviews Dr. Sarah Slaughter, the president and founder of Built Environment Coalition. She has developed to help engage teams and stakeholders in a way that creates transformational results rather than defensiveness. To learn more about changing systems through business, read Carol’s latest book, The Responsible Entrepreneur.
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. […]
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 I loved all but one thing: One person on one panel had such an outdated view of business leadership that I couldn’t figure out how she got there or which teachers had advised her.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? […]
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 […]
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 […]
I posted an entry to my blog last week about the difference between The Responsible Entrepreneur and The Social Entrepreneur, in which I looked at six entrepreneurial characteristics and the necessity for a responsible CHANG(E) system in order to be both successful and responsible in business. Today I am going to build on that start […]
Two questions I’m asked repeatedly are, “Where might I go to get a job consistent with my values?” and “How can I, as an individual contributor, 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. […]
Why some businesses do well even through downturns in the markets.
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.