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These Conservative Christians Are Opposed to Trump—and Suffering the Consequences

America’s divided political environment has made many religious organizations sensitive about what their employees say and do. “A lot of church leaders are wanting to play it especially safe and … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

A major airline says there’s something it values more than its customers, and there’s a good reason why

The airline puts employee happiness above customer satisfaction.  The approach might seem unconventional — but it makes perfect sense and seems to be working just fine for the Dallas-based airline … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

At Zingerman’s, Pastrami and Partnership to Go

Founded in 1982, Zingerman’s Deli is now known internationally for its many huge and creative sandwiches. President Obama ate there recently. (“The Reuben is killer,” he told a cheering crowd … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

One Company’s Success Story: Who Needs A CEO Anyway?

The construction industry isn’t often a laboratory for organizational change or state-of-the-art management practices. It’s about as unapologetically old school as it gets. Yet one firm, DPR Construction, has imploded the … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

American Heart: Owner of Multi-Million Dollar Company Hands Over Business to Employees

Before the words “whole grain” and “organic” became part of Americans’ everyday vocabulary, Bob Moore knew the importance of healthful eating. In 1978, he started Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, as a … Continue reading

November 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Should You Lose Your Job Over An Affair?

When does your sex life become anyone else’s business (other than, obviously, the person you’re sleeping with)? Apparently when you’re a retired four-star general and the director of the CIA… Is … Continue reading

November 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Should Companies Care If Hurricane Sandy Was “Caused” By Climate Change?

Hurricane Sandy has killed more than 100 people in the U.S. and the Caribbean, and caused billions of dollars in damage. The scene around my Connecticut home is not pretty, … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

The most inspiring company in the U.S.? It’s Apple

Performance Inspired, Inc., an Atlanta consulting and training firm that helps organizations elevate performance through the science of inspiration, surveyed 2,175 consumers to identify America’s 25 most inspiring companies. Conducted online, … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

How to Measure for a President

When Gallup asked voters what they hoped for in a chief executive, they said honesty, consistency, and good morals. They put those qualities above experience and sound judgment. The darker … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

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