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Purpose After Polman: How the Poster Child for Purpose Paved the Way for Future Leadership

http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/leadership/aaron_pickering/purpose_after_polman_how_poster_child_purpose_paved_way_fu   Last month, when news broke that Unilever would begin the search for Paul Polman’s successor, it sent shockwaves through the business world. As the poster child for Purpose in business, what would this mean for the future of businesses that aim to grow … Continue reading

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Employee ownership and the next system–Interview with Professor Joseph R. Blasi

The Democracy Collaborative’s Research Director Thomas Hanna and Next System Project Deputy Director Dana Brown sat down with Dr. Joseph Blasi pre-eminent expert on employee ownership, Distinguished Professor at Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, and regular contributor to … Continue reading

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A Better Way to Save Jobs: Employee Stock Ownership Plans

ESOPs give employees part ownership of their companies and prevent major job losses when owners retire. But only two states support them. BY MARK FUNKHOUSER JUNE 2014 Do you recall the single word of advice for achieving prosperity that Dustin Hoffman … Continue reading

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Why Shouldn’t Employees Own More Of The Companies They Work For?

By John Hofffmire & Tom Steele, Deseret News  April 2014 Dr. Steven Freeman of the University  of Pennsylvania describes that granting ownership rights in corporations to employees has a profound effect on the employees´ commitment to the firms. A higher amount of employee commitment … Continue reading

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Well-treated employees give more of themselves of the business.

OPINION Doug Rauch: Profit begins with people http://www.ocregister.com/articles/culture-602805-conscious-people.html? utm_source=CC+2014+News+3.7.14&utm_campaign=Culture&utm_medium=email Published: Feb. 21, 2014 Updated: 2:33 p.m. Many consider culture to be soft, squishy and, hence, a secondary concern for business leaders. In reality, culture is probably the most powerful contributor … Continue reading

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Conscious Capitalism By John Mackey and Raj Sisodia Book Review

Chicken Soup for a Davos Soul–Successful companies serve a purpose beyond making money.  By ALAN MURRAY Capitalist guilt is nearly as old as capitalism itself, but it has seen a resurgence since the financial crises of 2007. Bill Gates, history’s … Continue reading

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An excerpt from The Heart of a Leader by Ken Blanchard

A river without banks is a large puddle ~ Ken Blanchard Start your people on a journey to the land of empowerment, but don’t forget that they need boundaries. If you cut them loose without any direction, they will get … Continue reading

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Business as an Agent of World Benefit: A World-Shaping Opportunity

Michele Hunt,  Huntington Post  11/08/12 “Imagine a world of nine billion people with clean water, quality food, affordable housing and education, top-tier medical care, ubiquitous clean energy, dignified opportunity, thriving economies, and global peace and security.” Do we have the … Continue reading

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