It’s no surprise that Millennials, raised as digital natives in a world where social movements are pervasive, have brought a sensibility of social change to the workplace. Rather than checking their values at the door, they follow in the footsteps of a previous generation of tempered radicals—not as lone wolves, but as a movement seeking … Read moreWant To Be An Intrapreneur? Learn From Social Movements
There is a saying in Buddhism, that life is a never-ending cycle of praise and blame, gain and loss, fame and disrepute, pleasure and pain. Last year, they were the hottest thing on Wall Street, but 2014 has been a trying year for Whole Foods Market. About 18 months ago, I had the pleasure of … Read more“As we grow, how do we keep our soul?”, with Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb
Do you run your company based on your employees’ individual strengths? If so, you’re not alone: More and more of today’s organizations are finding ways to use their staff’s strong suits to their advantage. “Strengths-based [management] approaches are popular because they work,” said Chris White, managing director of the Center for Positive Organizations and adjunct faculty member … Read moreHow to Conduct a Strengths-Based Interview
Bob Quinn has spent his career learning from, and teaching, the some of the world’s finest transformational leaders. He is also one of the founders of The Center for Positive Organizations. In this interview, Bob and discuss insights from his 30 years of work with transformational leaders. The discussion follows three questions: What is transformational leadership? (versus … Read moreHow to be a Transformational Leader
How is an intrapreneur different from an entrepreneur? In a corporate setting, the ‘ventures’ they lead are not always products or services, but could be other kinds of initiatives that advance organizational objectives while having social or environmental benefits. These come in many shapes or sizes. Intrapreneurs have a wider field of vision than most … Read moreAre you an Intrapreneur? : Take our four-point test
Earlier this year, I caught up with Zingerman’s Co-founder and CEO Ari Weinzweig. In a fun and wide-ranging chat, we discussed the Natural Laws of Business, building ecosystems for healthy growth, taking the long-term perspective, rewiring for personal change, and making leadership personal. Here is the full video!
DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOUR DAILY WORK IS ALIGNED WITH YOUR PASSIONS? HERE’S HOW BIG BUSINESSES ARE MAKING POSITIVE CHANGES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, WHILE ALSO GROWING THEIR OWN BRANDS. BY CHRIS WHITE The idea that business leaders can make a positive difference in the world isn’t unique or new. So why are we talking about it? … Read moreEmbracing a Positive Business Model is Good for More Than Just Your Community
Managers sit at a juncture at which there lies great opportunity for positive contribution in the world. Our managers make a disproportionate difference in our happiness, engagement, and performance at work. As we look back on our careers so far, almost all of us can point to a teacher, mentor, or manager whose skillful commitment … Read moreThe Opportunity of Management