By developing productive rapport with internal and external stakeholders a company increases its bottom-line success and its strategic impact, while often simultaneously heightening its status as a good corporate citizen.
Although conservative candidates revel in ridiculing Western Europe, America could learn crucial economic lessons from Germany, which maintains trade surpluses, including one with China in auto parts.
The days of Japan as No. 1 are over. But it's worth noting the Toyota Way motto: "Base your management decisions on a long-term philosophy, even at the expense of short-term goals.