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so what's changed

So what’s changed?

I had a great discussion recently with a local service club about Conscious Capitalism. One of the members remarked that he’s heard about companies wanting to “do good” for decades. So what does Conscious Capitalism – and similar kinds of thinking – bring to the discussion? This is a fabulous question!...

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Dissatisfaction is productivity

Dissatisfaction is productivity?

The New York Times recently published an article called Hey Boss, You Don’t Want Your Employees to Meditate. They pointed to a confusing study which seemed to indicate that meditation neither improved or reduced motivation on the job. I’m not sure if it’s solid or not, but to me it exemplified...

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Why should customers care

Why should customers care?

I was talking with a colleague this week at a Conscious Capitalism meeting. We were exploring why customers should even care about the character of your business. It’s a great question and an area which is shifting. Customers look for the best deal, right? So they’re not going to let you...

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It’s about safety!

It’s about safety!

You have the big change you’re trying to take your organization through. You’ve created the wonderful slides which explain why it’s necessary, how the org chart is changing, and even why life will be so wonderful after the change. And then having all the employees actually change what they’re doing …...

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Are we avoiding

Are we avoiding?

I don’t know about you, but for me this is a great time to avoid doing hard work. It’s hot. I just got back from vacation. Everybody’s out of the office. Don’t get me wrong – we all need to have some relaxation and downtime. But we know that most of...

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What is Impact Investing

What is Impact Investing?

I had the opportunity recently to participate in a discussion about the newly emerging specialty of investing – called Impact Investing. The idea is basically that you, as an investor, can decide to put your money where it will advance the causes that you’re most passionate about. It’s obviously an outgrowth...

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Exit to employee ownership

Exit to employee ownership!

Business owners are getting older, as is everybody. But as you near retirement age – whatever that’s going to look like – you’re going to be faced with the Big Question. What does your exit mean to the future of the business? Most owners would like to see the company survive,...

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