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Leading Change from Within: Maximizing People Power for Sustainability

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Vision 2050 is the World Business Council on Sustainable Development’s response to the global sustainability challenge. It lays out a pathway for arriving at a place where we are able to meet the needs of society within the limits of nature: in other words, sustainability. If you haven’t already read the summary report, I encourage you to do so–it’s fascinating and exciting, at a time when we could use both!

How Companies Develop Great Leaders: Bloomberg BusinessWeek Compares GE and Zappos

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Bloomberg BusinessWeek examines how companies create a culture of leadership even during crises, chaos, and an economic downturn, using GE and Zappos as case studies. Both were named among the 20 Best Companies for Leadership in a recent BusinessWeek/Hay Group survey, and the article particularly praises GE's leadership in keeping employees engaged in a changing corporate climate.

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Corporate Social Responsibility and your Employees: Building Engagement from Within April 15, VANCOUVER, BC, Canada April 18, KELOWNA, BC, Canada

Summary: 
An organization’s journey toward corporate social responsibility is either propelled or paralyzed by employees. What does it take to get an entire employee team on board? Are there best practices or practical steps that can garner employee engagement as your business works for real and long-term social impacts?

We believe the answer is “Yes.”

 
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An organization’s journey toward corporate social responsibility is either propelled or paralyzed by employees. What does it take to get an entire employee team on board? Are there best practices or practical steps that can garner employee engagement as your business works for real and long-term social impacts?

We believe the answer is “Yes.”

 

Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International and The Elsevier Foundation launch a new Nurse Faculty Leadership Academy

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18-month leadership program builds upon the success of the 2010-11 program by adding a nursing simulation component and other program enhancements

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18-month leadership program builds upon the success of the 2010-11 program by adding a nursing simulation component and other program enhancements

How to Enable Sustainable Leadership at All Levels

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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In business, the fastest way to get from where you are to where you want to be is not always the shortest path.  It is actually the path of least resistance.  And, that path is likely paved by sustainable high quality leadership.

The 10 Challenges to CSR in 2011

Business Leaders Reveal Their Top Priorities in Sustainability
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Business leaders from Unilever, Suncor and a dozen other organizations met to identify their greatest challenges in sustainability. Facilitator Tima Bansal, a professor of strategic management, distilled the group's findings into 10 key priorities.

 
Read the full report.
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Business leaders from Unilever, Suncor and a dozen other organizations met to identify their greatest challenges in sustainability. Facilitator Tima Bansal, a professor of strategic management, distilled the group's findings into 10 key priorities.

 
Read the full report.

Life is Critical to a 2011 Business Sustainability Plan

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Life - a characteristic that distinguishes things that have self-sustaining process from those that do not.  

Sustainability: Enhancing Current Success

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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When executives at Dell in 2006 realized that a good portion of the company’s success in operations efficiency, recycling, and Design for Environment were already in place to address customers' and other stakeholders' climate change concerns, this made it easy for CEO Michael Dell to make sustainability a key element of the company's strategy. What followed were a number of on-going sustainability philosophies that now make Dell, in most rankings, a business sustainability leader.

Sustainable Leadership: Are you a Diminisher or Multiplier?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The post, How to Bring out the Best in Your Boss, identifies two types of bosses, "diminishers", who get less than 50% of the capability of people around them, and "multipliers" who get virtually 100%."   Another post, 

Leaders Walking Their Green Talk Promote Productivity

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Studies show there is a growing disconnect between company perception and reality.  Despite growing business sustainability action, a recent report finds that only 16% of managers on the front line feel there is consumer trust in their company and its actions.  From an employee perspective, the post,

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