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The Rebirth of Stakeholder Capitalism?

Robert Reich | Posted 08.14.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

In retrospect, shareholder capitalism wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Look at the flat or declining wages of most Americans, their growing economic insecurity, and the abandoned communities that litter the nation.

Improve Your Odds of Change!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Change is simple, but it's not easy. It's hard. You have to do it. You have to put in the time and effort that it takes to change. That's one of the big reasons why I take what I do so seriously.

Joint Venture: Business Agreement for International Trade

Darilyn Aquino | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Darilyn Aquino

You must keep in mind that a joint venture is particularly aimed at obtaining the respective commercial benefits, but does not include all business or economic activities of the participating members.

Sustainable Leadership

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

What is all this talk about sustainability? Is this serious business or another fad or trend that has little relevance to business?

Relational Leadership: Where Relationships Lead and Capital Follows

Robert Hall | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Robert Hall

We have transient customers, served by transient employees, working for transient leaders, owned by transient shareholders. Disengagement is overpowering today's leaders.

Make a Difference With a Purpose Driven Business

Lolly Daskal | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

We are all affected by the way we work, where we work, how we work and who we work for. More and more, we want to earn a living by doing something that involves our heart as well as our mind.

Your Competitors Don't Matter

John Friedman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
John Friedman

When it comes to corporate responsibility, you are competing with everyone.

The Art of the Master Bridge-Builder: Interview With Nadine Hack

Cortney McDermott | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Cortney McDermott

Despite the marvels of modern technological connectivity, we are more disconnected than ever.

About Leadership: Balanced Scorecard

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 07.23.2013 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

The idea of balanced scorecard comes from an evolution of thinking about business objectives at the corporate or business unit level.

Do You Have What It Takes to Crowdscale?

Krisztina 'Z' Holly | Posted 05.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Krisztina 'Z' Holly

While crowdsourcing pulls in ideas and content from outside the organization, crowdscaling grows and scales its impact outward by empowering the success of others.

When Should You Sell Your Start-up?

Mark MacLeod | Posted 04.10.2013 | Small Business
Mark MacLeod

How do you reach a decision that works for everyone? How do you "know" if now is the right time to sell?

A New Strategy to Fight Citizens United

Kent Greenfield | Posted 11.14.2012 | Business
Kent Greenfield

Instead of amending the constitution to weaken corporate "personhood," we should focus on changing corporations themselves so that overturning Citizens United would be unnecessary.

What Are Boards Thinking About as They Go Back to the Boardroom?

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

I worked with a number of boards and board chairs over the summer, and here are the things on their minds and the things they'll be grappling with this autumn, above and beyond the usual business of the year.

6 Business Benefits of Sustainability

John Friedman | Posted 08.11.2012 | Business
John Friedman

For anyone to seriously accept the premise that 'sustainability' is a business strategy we must be able to define and quantify the business benefits that can be derived from adopting this model.

Improving Stakeholder Engagement Increases Productivity, Profit and Sustainability

Nadine B. Hack | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business
Nadine B. Hack

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.

Mitt Romney, Private Equity and Apples and Oranges

Carol Roth | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Carol Roth

Three and a half years ago, Barack Obama was granted a position of leadership by the citizens of the United States. We are his stakeholders and should judge him on the job that he was elected to do as well.

Stakeholder Relationships: Key to a Sustainable Enterprise

John Friedman | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
John Friedman

Each relationship is an intangible asset of the business. As any accountant will tell you, assets can either appreciate or depreciate or hold their value.

With the Chesapeake Bay, Solving a Complex Leadership Problem

Tom Fox | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green
Tom Fox

"Much of the work the federal government does relies on effective partnerships, and cleaning up the river and streams that flow into the Chesapeake Bay is no exception."

Re-Occupying Main Street

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 01.01.2012 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

I believe there are analogies and lessons to be drawn from the responsible citizenship on display by demonstrators across the world, and the responsible ownership practiced by active shareholders in corporations.

Corporate Boards in a Time of Change, Uncertainty, and Rising Expectations

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

I think the most exciting and important development is that there is greater public awareness of corporate governance and boards, which is vital. It's no longer a black box, or a mysterious room.

Inception Under Threat

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

companies are making tough decisions about where money is spent, and they are having a hard time justifying investing in their future when their present looks so shaky.

Future Proofing the Boardroom: Grounding and Stargazing

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

The role of modern corporate boards is the juxtaposition of grounding and stargazing. Grounding is about making sure that the company fulfills all o...

Beyond Optics: Why Board Diversity Really Matters

Lucy P. Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lucy P. Marcus

Clearly, it looks odd these days for a board to be comprised of only white men, but does diversity make a difference in real economic terms? Does it actually affect the bottom line?

How to Help our Food System? Try the L3C or the B-Corp

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Katherine Gustafson

One way of improving the United States food system has more to do with business practices than it has to do with food.

When to Take a Severance Package

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Companies offering severance packages have generally sold the concept of lifetime employment concept. They are not places that fire employees without warning.