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Sustainable Business: Quality of Your Front-Line Management

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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In business, every position has a purpose and every role requires a unique set of skills in order to fulfill a specific purpose.  When it comes to the executives and front-line management which will enable a sustainable business future, what are the skills and leadership criteria your business will require to meet its purpose?
 

Is Sustainability the Answer to New Hire Disenchantment?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Talent management has become a business sustainability hot topic.  In order to meet the growing demands of business sustainability and maintain a competitive advantage over today’s talent seekers, business executives are making ‘first year’ talent management a priority. Business sustainability planning coupled with an increasingly competitive job market has accelerated the need to develop specific business sustainability strategies to manage incoming ‘high potential’ talent.  The ability to identify, select, develop, and retain quality employees will set many organizations apart.  

Sustainable Companies Redefining the Term ‘Business Flexibility’

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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‘Flexibility’ has often been a term used in the business world to define progressive organizational cultures seeking to align employee needs with business interests.  Examples might include flexible work hours, remote work stations, or telecommuting.  However, growing market complexities and business sustainability needs have redefined the term ‘business flexibility’.
 

A Yogi’s Lessons on Greed

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Bhakti Yoga world-renowned spiritual leader, Radhanath Swami teaches American and western capitalists at Milken Insitute, Stanford, Harvard, Princeton how to overcome greed and find peace in service and love.

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Bhakti Yoga world-renowned spiritual leader, Radhanath Swami teaches American and western capitalists at Milken Insitute, Stanford, Harvard, Princeton how to overcome greed and find peace in service and love.

Increasing Risks Elevating Sustainable Transportation Management

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With much of the recent business sustainability discussion around product and supply distribution focused on emissions, many companies may have overlooked the cost sensitivities of increasing fuel prices.  Based on the latest trends, fuel now represents as much as 30% of today’s transportation costs.  Companies heavily dependent on these traditional channels may face a growing business sustainability challenge.
 

Top Sustainable Business Cultures Encourage Transformative Thinking

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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A key to corporate financial success is having the right people in the right positions, from the very top to the very bottom.  In addition, it has become increasingly important to have expanded eco awareness and a skill set to respond to the evolving face of sustainable business.   

Managing Risks in Your International Supply Chain

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Water Management: Where Does it Fit in the Supply Chain?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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A growing focus on sustainable supply chain management over the past few years has proven to be a big opportunity for many businesses.  With traditional procurement strategies primarily focused on cost savings through vendor reduction, leverage spend, inventory reductions, transaction efficiencies, a shifting sustainability mindset is elevating supply chain thinking.  Stakeholder expectations have called for greater transparency, specifically increasing risks from lesser known and managed environmental sources like water.  

New Year, New Goals: 5 Resolutions for Volunteer Programs

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Who actually keeps their New Year’s resolutions? Most of us forget all about them after a few weeks.

But some things – like volunteer programs – need to have priority 52 weeks of the year.  And of you are a nonproftit manager it can be hard to find the time and resources to put your volunteer program first.

Here are some resolutions you can make now to ensure that your program is a 2011 success story, and some tools to help you along the way:

Resolution #1: Set Specific Goals and Share Them

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