Is It Time to Update Your Beliefs?

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Businesses that evolve along with society have a strong competitive advantage. The Judeo Christian doctrine has had a huge impact on the way we conduct business in Western society, where our business practices have mirrored our religious beliefs, yet the practices in many businesses haven’t caught up with our changing beliefs. Is your business one of the laggards?

Our roots in Western society, through our interpretation of the Judeo Christian ...

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It Pays to be Exclusionary

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Is the membership boundary in your organization tight enough? We hear so much about the importance of being inclusive in organizations, but it’s equally important to know when to be exclusive. When everyone in a business organization is keenly focused on achieving a particular mission or purpose, the energy becomes concentrated and potent. In contrast, if a business tries to be too inclusive, by including people whose roles don’t have ...

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How Do You Define a Powerful Purpose?

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I think there’s no longer a question about whether it’s a good practice for a business to articulate a clear purpose. The question now is what makes a good purpose.

Dan Pink has become well known with his research concluding that purpose, in the sense of achieving a greater social good, is a huge motivator of employees. And Simon Sinek’s popular Ted Talk says we should focus on the “why” of ...

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Too Much Passion Will Get You Nowhere

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I remember when George was appointed the new CEO, and he called the first meeting of officers. He stood at the podium in front of about twenty people, and he gave an impassioned speech about how we were going to increase the profits of the company. He was standing up there with his arms waving and shouting things like “we’re all going to improve our numbers!” and “I can’t ...

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