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Please keep your posts on topic!

Only share posts and stories about how companies can (or are) making the world a better place.

This means caring for the environment, helping the poor, giving back to communities, raising money for charity, and so on.

We will remove posts that are:

- general or off-topic
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- consist only of a link, especially one to your own site, with no explanation or commentary

There are lots of general business communities on G+. Check the link in Gideon's comment for a list of them.

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Tanveer Naseer

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Building Emotional Competencies In Our Leadership

In my latest piece, I look at how leaders can build their emotional competencies and why this is so critical to their ability to succeed in today's faster-paced, interconnected business world.

#leadership #emotionalintelligence #neuroscience
Learn how leaders can build their emotional competencies in order to help bring out the best in those they lead.
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Jeff Mowatt

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Every Child Deserves a Loving Family says Javed Khan of #Barnados

At Barnardo's we believe that every child has the right to grow up in a safe, secure and loving home. This especially applies to children who are taken into care because their parents are unable or unwilling to look after them.

We strongly believe it doesn't have to end how it began - no child is beyond help - and for some, adoption will be their best chance of a permanent, supportive and loving family life. I am very proud of our long and successful record of finding new families for children who cannot - for whatever reason - remain with their biological parents.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/javed-khan/barnados-national-adotpion-week_b_6083000.html

Consider the possiblity of deploying a people-centered busines strategy to achieve this end. 

#adoption #orphans #Ukraine #socent  

http://www.managementexchange.com/hack/every-child-deserves-loving-family
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Christopher Collins

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Hey everyone, If you care about changing the world we live in from your community to overseas or increasing your sales at your business located anywhere in the world then this is one interview you will not want to miss. You can listen live or check out the recording later if you can’t make it.
Live show is 8:30 AM cst on 5-28-15 


http://go.cqsbiz.com/ARK-Loyalty-Empowers-Social-Change-Radio_Interview
The recording will be available at the link below. This is a page dedicated to my mission of changing the world we live in 1by1, this page was provide by the good people at http://www.GHomies.com which is under construction but they really liked our message and they offered this exposure to help get the word out. Ghomies will focus on uplifting messages for our youth among other things.
http://go.cqsbiz.com/unleash-your-buying-power-at-the-click-of-a-button
Find out how this guy turned his love for others into a project to bring daily spending into a life changing event. When I heard about this opportunity, I knew I had to do something. This guy has taken his heart to help others and turned it into an opportunity where the ordinary American can take their spending to a level of helping their favorite charity. Change Starts Here: For those who want to do something more for the less fortunate, but jus...
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+Phyllis R​ hello :)
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SUSAN SINGER, SCPM

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“Right Livelihood” is one of the requirements of the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. It is clear, therefore, that there must be such a thing as Buddhist economics.
"Work and leisure are complementary parts of the same living process and cannot be separated without destroying the joy of work and the blis
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Susan, This comparison of production-centered and people-centered economies may be of interest. http://www.localfoodsystems.org/consumerproduction/comparing-business-development-paradigms
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Anastasiya Savelyeva

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Happiness is often underestimated as a productivity driver. However, employees are ready to give all of them when they feel happy with their jobs. Find out how positive mindset and happiness can help go through tough times, and increase employee productivity. 
Find out how to increase employee productivity by making your staff more happy.Learn why positive mindset and work happiness matters from Burt's Bees.
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Ben Van Brakel

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Ethical Leadership
 
Ethical leadership requires reconnecting with your deepest values and re – examining how you think how you behave and how you make decisions. This means reminding others what you stand for and leading by example. One leader who understands this is Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever. For the past few years, Polman has devoted himself to improving the sustainability of Unilevers supply chain, making long term choices in spite of short term costs. One of his reforms was to do away with the company’s quarterly earnings report “I don’t think our fiduciary duty is to put shareholders first”.
 
The chief executive said business should never be about making money alone.

“Profit is not a purpose, it’s an end product. I always want a deeper result. People assume that if you do something good, it must cost money. I don’t know where they get that idea from,” he said, adding that business leaders “don’t need to compromise”.

“If you make closed loop systems [manufacturing operations that produce no waste], you de-risk your model and it’s good for the planet,” he said.

According to Mr. Polman, the consumer goods giant has been investing in creating a greener business model, using sustainably sourced materials in its packaging, acting against deforestation and ensuring all factories are “zero waste”.

Now, because he has embedded his beliefs in the company’s structure, every employee is encouraged and free to focus on the future.
 
Unilever is just one example of businesses large and small who are realizing that long term profitability and sustainability is based upon setting and maintaining the highest ethical standards throughout the organization.
 
Both now and in the future  the  three “P” of marketing are People - Profit – Planet
Ben Van Brakel FIPA, FAHRI, AIMM the principal of Impala Business Solutions is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute, Member of the Australian Institute of Management and a Internationally Accredited Business Trainer and Assessor.
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Leadership had its role, BUT CONSUMERS have the biggest responsibility. If we insist upon an abundant supply of cheap goods, Chinese and Bangledeshi factory workers don't stand a chance. We need to remember how laborers were treated in this country less than a century ago.
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Ben Van Brakel

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I recommend this to anyone interested in bringing about positive change in the workplace.
 
Please support my #free #positive #leadership collection book: https://headtalker.com/campaigns/help-people-thrive-at-work/ … Let's go viral and thrive at work! If I get 50 supporters, we'll get out a social media blast on Friday, May 22. HURRY!
Download this book to make Your Difference at work: FREE up to May 23: #Positive #Leadership, #Culture & #Change
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Tanveer Naseer

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New blog post: This Is What Real Leaders Do

In my latest piece, I look at a series of conversations I've had with different groups of leaders grappling with issues of employee engagement, increasing their emotional intelligence, and leading within a depressed organizational climate to reveal the common thread connecting these issues and how we can address it to ensure the collective success of our employees.

#leadership #culture #communication
Real leaders know that the key to bringing out the best in those we lead is by employing this one critical measure through our leadership.
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Thanks +Stephanie Devins for the +1; glad you enjoyed my piece.
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Jeff Mowatt

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In 2012 sustainability advocate John Elkington claimed the concept of Creating Shared Value swept away the damaging impact of corporate capitalism that sustainability was addressing.

In the Business for Good clamour, it would be the sweeping aside of social problems and attempts to address them that would lead to uprising and now war.

http://www.p-ced.com/1/node/418
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About this community

Please note that this is *not* a general business forum. If that is your interest, please see the link below to "Other Business Communities on Google+." This Good Business community is dedicated to promoting business as a force for good in this world. That includes social enterprise and mission-driven business more generally. The key questions we focus on center on how business can achieve broader social goods. It might be environmental, social, or even just a focus on taking better care of the people who have a stake in the business. We have a strict - No Spam - policy. We also discourage people from dumping links here as a way to build traffic. Our goal is to learn from one another about how to build business into a stronger force for good. We do that mostly through conversation. You will find your experience here much more rewarding by commenting and engaging with other people, rather than just posting your own content. #socialenterprise #bcorp #socent

Jeff Mowatt

People-Centered  - 
 
#inclusivebusiness Last year the Confederation of British Industry launched an online debate about business. One of the contributors was the Archbshop of Westminster, who offered a Catholic perspective which starts with the premise that people really matter. Since 2009 the concept of people-centered economics has been echoing around the Catholic Church, as I would discover.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/inclusion-better-business-2015-jeff-mowatt       
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Gideon Rosenblatt
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Mission-Driven  - 
 
This is Ryan Honeyman being interviewed by +CJ Liu (full disclosure: CJ's my wife). This interview will give you a nice dive into the world of the +B Corporation movement. 
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One think you won't read about the legal model of the Benefit Corporation is that the argument for modifying the corporate charter to reflect social purpose is found in the paper which proposed the concept of people-centered economic development.   https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141112065203-3207079-what-is-the-purpose-of-business   
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Chuck Leddy

Mission-Driven  - 
 
How (and WHY) to Define Your Organization's Core Values . . . 
Formalizing your company values brings your staff together and tells customers that you mean business. Here's how to identify those core principles.
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AllBusiness

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Social responsibility not only helps the community and the world, it also helps your business by creating a "benevolent halo effect," a new study reports. http://ow.ly/NoUcT
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Hey everyone, If you care about changing the world we live in from your community to overseas or increasing your sales at your business located anywhere in the world then this is one interview you will not want to miss. You can listen live or check out the recording later if you can’t make it.
Live show is 8:30 AM cst on 5-28-15 


http://go.cqsbiz.com/ARK-Loyalty-Empowers-Social-Change-Radio_Interview

The recording will be available at the link below. This is a page dedicated to my mission of changing the world we live in 1by1, this page was provide by the good people at http://www.GHomies.com which is under construction but they really liked our message and they offered this exposure to help get the word out. Ghomies will focus on uplifting messages for our youth among other things.
http://go.cqsbiz.com/unleash-your-buying-power-at-the-click-of-a-button
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Tanveer Naseer

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New blog post: What's The Truth About Your Leadership?

In my latest piece, I build on last week's article looking at the idea that it's a leader's job to protect their employees by examining the truth about our leadership and the implications this has on our collective ability to succeed.

#leadership #perception #culture
Uncovering what is the truth about your leadership and why we need to pay attention to how we connect and engage with our employees.
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Thanks +Lou Giordano, +Media Times, +Stephanie Devins, and +Communication Services Provider for the +1s; glad you enjoyed my piece.
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Joco Interiors

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Im a brand new business based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Im helping to promote local crafters and artists through my shop selling home accessories and gifts. Im also a newbie to the google+ world so finding my feet today. Just thought i would say hi. :-) 
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Jeannette Stewart

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for those who dare...
It’s been a “Brave New World” for a very long time!Since the inception of the Agile Manifesto in 2001, we have been ready for a major sea-change in business practices. We all knew what was not working and not just in the tech industry. Our dissatisfaction with traditional methodologies, processes and the rigidity of business models, made us all aware of the need for a creative solution in the form of drastic change.Change involves risk and resist...
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Ben Van Brakel

People-Centered  - 
 
Many of my clients really dread their jobs.

They complain about employers who treat them like machines—there to churn out whatever is required of them, regardless of the cost to their motivation, creativity or personal health. Their bosses seem to expect that they work long hours and stay glued to mobile  phones at night, but then show little appreciation or, worse, micromanage them. No one likes it; but what alternatives are there when employers believe that they live in a dog eat dog world and only the fittest, meanest survive?

Plenty, according to psychologist Ron Friedman. In his new book, The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace. Friedman, a psychologist and business consultant, distils decades of research on motivation, creativity, and performance to business leaders  with useful tips for restructuring work environments to increase innovation, efficiency, and even joy in the workplace.

Some of Friedman’s suggestions may come as a surprise for those not familiar with the science of human behaviour and can seem downright counterintuitive. For example, he suggests that companies wanting to be successful and on the cutting edge of innovation need to embrace failure in their employees. That’s right, failure. “Accepting failure doesn’t just make risk-taking easier,” he writes. “In a surprising number of instances, it’s the only reliable path to success.”

This idea comes from research on creativity showing that creative solutions most often come not from individual brilliance but from giving people the freedom try many different solutions to see which one works best. But, who can be a creative problem solver when stressed or when fearing retribution from a boss? That’s why it is in the interest of employers to give their employees permission to fail and to learn from their mistakes: it’s the path to innovation.

Friedman makes several other provocative suggestions for employers wanting to get ahead. For example, he suggests that they encourage employees to pursue outside interests on company time or to take frequent rests or even short naps on the job. Both of these have been shown help people to broaden their thinking and to make cognitive connections, which is important for innovation and job efficiency. And, for employees wanting to increase their work satisfaction, asking for more challenge and variety in job assignments or practicing gratitude can make a big difference in your happiness and productivity.

“Over time a continuous focus on what’s missing trains our minds to center on the negative,” writes Friedman. “But by taking a moment to redirect our attention to things that are going right…we restore a balance to our thinking that elevates our moods and prevents negative emotions like resentment, envy, and regret from creeping in.”

Overall, Friedman recommends fostering three things for better workplace environments: autonomy (employees having more control over their work), competence (employees having the tools they need to succeed), and relatedness (better social bonds at work).

These suggestions come as no surprise to people like me who have work in the field for over 30 years, because we have been saying the same over and over in different variations to get the message across that the “command control model is in efficient”.

A recent survey found that 36 % of self made millionaires had no higher education. The biggest obstacle is overcoming what is taught at Business Schools who are great at teaching how to manage capital and lousy at teaching how to manage people.
Ben Van Brakel FIPA, FAHRI, AIMM the principal of Impala Business Solutions is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants, Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute, Member of the Australian Institute of Management and a Internationally Accredited Business Trainer and Assessor.
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Jeff Mowatt

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The newly elected British goverment have declared their intentin to dismantle the Hunan Rights Act.  Social enterprise and other formd og business which operate for the common good depend on the existence of human rights legislation. How could we argue that business is unjust without the foundation of law.
Whenit comes to the protection of children, even where there is obligation to act for the common good, it can be risky to speak out about issues like child abuse. While there are still laws to prevent the exploitation of chidren, it may be harder to justify action on the basis of #humanrights.

http://www.p-ced.com/1/node/417   
   
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Jeff Mowatt

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It's being said in the wake of the UK general election, that the Labour Party hadn't been forceful enough in rejecting claims that they caused the economic crisis.

It could be said that they didn't see it coming nor the need to act to lessen the impact.

In 2004, People-Centered Economic Development (P-CED) introduced its social business model to the UK, warning of the risk of global civil unrest by those increasing disenfranchised.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/politics-poverty-community-benefit-societies-jeff-mowatt
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