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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.

 
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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
Blog

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
Blog

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
Blog

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
Blog

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,

Key Qualities of Sustainable Leadership

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Blog

"In a comprehensive review by the researchers Bruce Avolio and Fred Luthans of more than two hundred leadership studies, only one quality among leaders consistently had a positive impact on their employees.

Santa's CSR Checklist: Has Your Business Been Naughty or Nice?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Blog

Santa's making a list and he's checking it twice.  He's wondering if your business has been naughty or nice.  Has your organization delayed business sustainability strategies to see how the market responds before taking action? Has management been afraid to commit resources and capital to sustainability initiatives?  Or, has your businesses harnessed the organizational power of sustainability to deliver top and bottom line results? 

How CEO’s Can Leave a Legacy of CSR, Innovation: The Executive Guide to Creating a CSR Culture

Executive How-To Guide from the Network for Business Sustainability
Summary: 
Summarizing 13,000 academic and industry sources, this report is the authoritative planning guide for senior CSR and HR leaders. Designed to help senior leaders ensure their company's focus on sustainability lasts even after they leave, the report, Embedding Sustainability in Organizational Culture, was commissioned by business leaders and written by a management researcher.
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Summarizing 13,000 academic and industry sources, this report is the authoritative planning guide for senior CSR and HR leaders. Designed to help senior leaders ensure their company's focus on sustainability lasts even after they leave, the report, Embedding Sustainability in Organizational Culture, was commissioned by business leaders and written by a management researcher.

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