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Fostering Spirituality in the Workplace

Fostering Spirituality in the Workplace Author Priscilla Berry
ISBN-10 9781606496534
Release 2013-05-28
Pages 234
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Today, there are deep and rapid changes on companies, employees, and the global economy that should not be underestimated, and future world leaders must be prepared to lead in a manner that is socially responsible, ethical, and pro_ table. A corporation with a business model that polarizes or operates solely in the interest of its shareholders is unsustainable and current benchmarks can be unrealistic tools for businesses to rely upon as measures of future success. This book explores historical data, analyzes current events from the world stage, and delivers a worldview that challenges some existing paradigms in business. As we are living business history, the book draws from the epic economic, environmental, and cultural shifts in our collective consciousness. It begins a vital conversation by introducing some thought paradigms that will challenge current business practices, create a vision for the future, and provide a road map to navigate this uncharted territory. In the end, the author outlines specific action that you must take now to end the economic and moral decline in this first part of the 21st century.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility Author David Chandler
ISBN-10 9781606499153
Release 2014-11-15
Pages 200
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The goal of this project is to detail the core, defining principles of strategic CSR that differentiate it as a concept from the rest of the CSR/sustainability/business ethics field. It is designed to be a provocative piece, but one that solidifies the intellectual framework around an emerging concept--strategic CSR.The foundation for these principles comes from my perspective as a management professor within the business school. As such, it is a pragmatic philosophy, oriented around stakeholder theory, that is designed to persuade business leaders who are skeptical of existing definitions and organizing principles of CSR, sustainability, or business ethics. It is also designed to stimulate thought within the community of intellectuals and business school administrators committed to these issues, but who approach them from more traditional perspectives. Ultimately, therefore, the purpose of the strategic CSR concept (and this book) is radical--it aims to redefine both business education and business practice. By building a theory that defines CSR as core to business operations and value creation (as opposed to peripheral practices that can be marginalized within the firm), these defining principles become applicable across the range of operational functions. As such, they redefine how businesses approach these functions in practice, but also redefine how these subjects should be taught in business schools.

A Practical Guide to Educating for Responsibility in Management and Business

A Practical Guide to Educating for Responsibility in Management and Business Author Ross McDonald
ISBN-10 9781606497159
Release 2013-08-10
Pages 170
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What does it mean to “educate for responsibility”? The author of this book will teach you about the new way of engaging young people with the challenge of changing their world for the better. Designed for application in any educational context dealing with ethics, responsibility, or human development, this book explains in detail how to facilitate anyone’s ability to think and act in more fully responsible ways. In contrast to the predominant model of teaching, which is almost exclusively an intellectual education about responsibility, educating for responsibility integrates emotion, insight, observation, and action so anyone can learn the true dynamics of exercising this resilient capacity. Inside, educating for responsibility is explained and a template offered for a creative way of teaching that has proven to be extremely effective in practice. Written particularly for those offering courses or training in social responsibility, sustainability, or business ethics, it offers a new way of thinking about how we might better serve the interests of a generation of young people entering a rapidly changing, and by all accounts, rapidly destabilizing world.

Educating for Values Driven Leadership

Educating for Values Driven Leadership Author Mary C. Gentile
ISBN-10 9781606495476
Release 2013-08-29
Pages 226
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Despite four decades of good faith effort to teach ethics in business schools, you’ll still find today headlines about egregious excess and scandal. It becomes reasonable to ask why these efforts have not been working. Business faculty in ethics courses spend a lot of time teaching theories of ethical reasoning and analyzing those big, thorny dilemmas—triggering what one professor called “ethics fatigue.” But what if faculty stopped focusing on ethical analysis and focused on a new curriculum—one that builds a conversation across the core curriculum (not only in ethics courses) and also provides the teaching aids for a new way of thinking about ethics education? This is where Giving Voice to Values (GVV) comes in—the GVV curriculum asks the question: “What if I were going to act on my values? What would I say and do? How could I be most effective?” This book will help faculty across the business curriculum with examples, strategies, and assistance in applying the GVV approach. In addition to an introductory chapter, which explains the rationale and strategy behind GVV, there are twelve individual chapters by faculty from the major business functional areas and from faculty representing different geographic regions. The book is a useful guide for faculty from any business discipline on HOW to use the GVV approach in his or her teaching.

Teaching Anticorruption

Teaching Anticorruption Author Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch
ISBN-10 9781606494714
Release 2013-09-03
Pages 318
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Over the past few years there has been a surge of interest in discussing how business schools help students learn about “anti corruption”—how it develops and is directly linked to the practices of businesses today. The increased interest in knowing what exactly constitutes anti corruption practices, and how such practices can become meaningfully integrated in the organizational life of companies, is where this book comes to life To help you develop an empirical and theoretical platform for rethinking business school curricula, or strategize within your own company (with a specific view to understanding and meaningfully confronting the challenges of corruption), this book will... • offer examples of new tools, teaching methods, and case studies for anti corruption teaching; • explore and discuss how particular approaches, such as Giving Voice to Values, may be used worldwide for teaching anticorruption; and • explore and discuss how curricula can be streamlined and rejuvenated in order to ensure a high level of integrity in the worlds of business

Business Integrity in Practice

Business Integrity in Practice Author Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch
ISBN-10 9781606494950
Release 2012-11-18
Pages 280
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The quest for integrity in business is not only a reaction against malfeasance in business and associated calls for reform but also a search that stems from changes and new demands in the global business environment. Among the sources of these new demands are the expectations of stakeholders that corporations and their leaders will take more active roles as citizens within society and in the fight against some of the most pressing problems in the world, such as poverty, environmental degradation, defending human rights, corruption, and pandemic diseases. This book presents and critically discusses key case studies from all over the world, offering essential insights, practical advice, and guidance for any business leader wishing to lead an organization with reliable and proven integrity. The authors provide valuable research results as well as real teaching tools for faculty and students.

Developing a Sustainability Mindset in Management Education

Developing a Sustainability Mindset in Management Education Author Kerul Kassel
ISBN-10 9781351063326
Release 2018-04-17
Pages 368
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With an expanding awareness of the challenges of sustainability, featured more in the daily news than in higher education textbooks, scholars and faculty have been called to connect their syllabi to the ‘real world’. This book doesn’t just offer the ‘why’; it offers the ‘how’ through presenting the definition and model of the ‘sustainability mindset’ to help educators frame curricula to facilitate broad and deep systemic learning among current and future leaders. A sustainability mindset is intended to help individuals analyze complex management challenges and generate truly innovative solutions. The sustainability mindset breaks away from traditional management disciplinary silos by integrating management ethics, entrepreneurship, environmental studies, systems thinking, self-awareness and spirituality within the dimensional contexts of thinking (knowledge), being (values) and doing (competency). This book is aimed at professors, faculty members, instructors, teaching assistants, researchers and doctoral students in higher learning management education programs. Chapter contributors are all teaching professionals from programs around the world, who have been doing research and creating curricula, assessments, tools, and more for the students in their classes, and the book will be globally applicable.

Fostering Sustainability by Management Education

Fostering Sustainability by Management Education Author Agata StachowiczStanusch
ISBN-10 9781641131186
Release 2017-12-01
Pages 323
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This book presents our set of insights and solutions for more effectively integrating corporate social responsibility into management education. Internationally acclaimed authors critically review this multifaceted process in a variety of countries. The book is divided into several sections. After the introduction, three parts delve deep on the following aspects: “Values, Ethics and Spirituality in Management Education”, “Embedding CSR in Management Education”, and “University Social Responsibility”. This book combines theoretical considerations and stateoftheart, practical advice. The purpose of this book is to ensure graduates pay enough attention to CSR, become more interested in it, trigger a desire for action and feel well equipped to implement tailored initiatives. Future business leaders and managers ought to become change agents who can more easily cope with the complexities CSR entails.

Principles of Responsible Management Glocal Sustainability Responsibility and Ethics

Principles of Responsible Management  Glocal Sustainability  Responsibility  and Ethics Author Oliver Laasch
ISBN-10 9781285080260
Release 2014-01-01
Pages 576
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PRINCIPLES OF RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT offers an international, scientifically sound, and strictly practice-related perspective. It is the first official textbook of the United Nations for the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) academic network, and a reference book for companies of the United Nations Global Compact Initiative. It is a primary text for traditional business and society, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability courses, or may serve as a practitioner handbook. Contributors are renowned academic professionals in their respective chapter topics as well as distinguished business practitioners who contribute highly relevant practice cases. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Leadership Pipeline

The Leadership Pipeline Author Ram Charan
ISBN-10 047092148X
Release 2010-11-02
Pages 352
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An updated and revised version of the bestselling The Leadership Pipeline – the critical resource for how companies can grow leaders from the inside. In business, leadership at every level is a requisite for company survival. Yet the leadership pipeline –the internal strategy to grow leaders – in many companies is dry or nonexistent. Drawing on their experiences at many Fortune 500 companies, the authors show how organizations can develop leadership at every level by identifying future leaders, assessing their corporate confidence, planning their development, and measuring their results. New to this edition is 65 pages of new material to update the model, share new stories and add new advice based on the ten more years of experience. The authors have also added a "Frequently Asked Questions" section to the end of each chapter.

Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME

Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME Author PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education)
ISBN-10 1909201006
Release 2012
Pages 325
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Since the inception of the United Nations Global Compact-sponsored initiative Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) in 2007, there has been increased debate over how to adapt management education to best meet the demands of the 21st-century business environment. While consensus has been reached by the majority of globally focused management education institutions that sustainability must be incorporated into management education curricula, the relevant question is no longer why management education should change, but how. Although the PRME initiative is set to increase to 1,000 signatories by 2015, it is equally important for PRME to cultivate actively engaged participants. Therefore, the next step is for current participants to transition from a global learning community to an action community. For this purpose, the PRME Secretariat invited a small group of experts to coordinate an Inspirational Guide for the Implementation of PRME which was presented at the 3rd Global Forum for Responsible Management Education, in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro. The Guide answers the most frequently asked questions concerning the implementation of PRME by highlighting real-world examples from the most engaged signatories.

Maximizing the Triple Bottom Line Through Spiritual Leadership

Maximizing the Triple Bottom Line Through Spiritual Leadership Author Louis W. Fry
ISBN-10 9780804784290
Release 2013-01-09
Pages 352
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Maximizing the Triple Bottom Line through Spiritual Leadership draws on the emerging fields of workplace spirituality and spiritual leadership to teach leaders and their constituencies how to develop business models that address issues of ethical leadership, employee well-being, sustainability, and social responsibility without sacrificing profitability, growth, and other metrics of performance excellence. While this text identifies and discusses the characteristics necessary to be a leader, its major focus is on leadership—engaging stakeholders and enabling groups of people to work together in the most meaningful ways. The authors offer real-world examples of for-profit and non-profit organizations that have spiritual leaders and which have implemented organizational spiritual leadership. These cases are based on over ten years of research, supported by the International Institute of Spiritual Leadership, that demonstrates the value of the Spiritual Leadership Balanced Scorecard Business Model presented in the book. "Pracademic" in its orientation, the book presents a general process and tools for implementing the model.

Social Sustainability for Business

Social Sustainability for Business Author Jerry A. Carbo
ISBN-10 9781317281641
Release 2017-08-16
Pages 284
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Social Sustainability for Business demonstrates the need for a transformational change to the way businesses across the globe operate. What has become the standard, accepted "business model," with a focus on corporate profit, shareholder wealth maximization, and GDP growth, is no longer a sustainable business model for workers, consumers, communities, society, the planet, or any of its inhabitants and ecosystems. The authors argue that the current commercial system depletes natural resources, denigrates human rights, and inhibits positive social and technological innovation. To address these issues, they focus on societal goals—such as a sustainable planet, meeting human rights of workers, and safe products for consumers—and outline steps that organizations and individuals must take to achieve them. Readers will gain insight into the psychological barriers to and influences on sustainable behavior. They will also learn how reconsidering corporate social responsibility and business ethics can stop and reverse the destruction of a profit-based approach. Cases on modern examples of sustainability or lack thereof explain how establishing and maintaining a socially sustainable business system can protect the environment, meet the rights of its people, and ensure that their needs are met tomorrow. End-of-chapter and end-of-case discussion questions will help students in sustainability classes to think critically about the practical impact of the topics discussed.

Love Works

Love Works Author Joel Manby
ISBN-10 9780310335696
Release 2012-05-01
Pages 208
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Love Works is a framework for successful leadership. It outlines a counterintuitive but proven path to success through a passionate and motivated workforce. The mainstay of this philosophy is leading with love, which relies on seven time-proven—but unfortunately not-so-often tested—principles that break down the natural walls within corporate cultures, empower managers and employees, disarm difficulties, and cultivate an atmosphere that builds long-term success. The key to leading with love is turning love from an emotion into an action. This shift fosters strong relationships, which in turn builds enthusiastic employees and leads to enthusiastic customers. Using love at work also leverages the undeniable truth that love builds healthy relationship at home, so why not use the same behavior to build healthy relationships at work? The book will explore the seven principles of love, which are patient, kind, trusting, unselfish, truthful, forgiving and dedicated. Joel Manby is proof that leading with love works. He has refined and relied upon this leadership philosophy for more than a quarter-century—first as a highly successful corporate executive at Saturn, then as Saab North America’s CEO, and most recently as president and CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment (HFE). HFE was also featured in the CBS hit show Undercover Boss. Overwhelmed by the response of the 18 million viewers who loved seeing love in action, Manby decided to share these principles.

Responsible Management Accounting and Controlling

Responsible Management Accounting and Controlling Author Daniel A. Ette
ISBN-10 9781606498231
Release 2014-12-08
Pages 161
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Sustainability is becoming a business megatrend. This book looks into why controlling departments are rarely involved in sustainability topics and do not contribute to corporate responsibility. The author postulates the following assertion: responsible controlling is indispensable in making an organization more responsible. Inside, you’ll learn a specific course of action for the development of a responsible controlling framework toward decision making, which is based on an ethically driven, reflective fundament in order to make a company a responsible business. Through the development of a responsible controlling framework, the author gives recommendations for how controlling should be altered in terms of both tools and mindsets. A twelve-step responsible controlling roadmap is detailed, showing how controlling can contribute to foster a corporation’s responsible behavior and how sustainability topics can be integrated in management decisions. The conclusion of Responsible Management Accounting and Controlling reiterates the main goal of this book: responsible controlling must first and foremost be understood as a mindset. Responsible controlling, therefore, is an uncommon but indispensable approach of making an organization more responsible.

The Dac Guidelines

The Dac Guidelines Author
ISBN-10 9789264195042
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 71
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The DAC Guidelines on Strengthening Trade Capacity for Development have been prepared on the basis of an emerging international consensus and understanding of how the international community can work together more effectively. They intend to help developing countries enhance their capacity to trade and participate more effectively in the international rule-making and institutional mechanisms that shape the global trading system. They also provide a common reference point for the trade, aid and finance communities, putting trade capacity building in the context of comprehensive approaches to development and poverty reduction.

Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Performance

Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Performance Author Robert A Giacalone
ISBN-10 9781317468974
Release 2014-12-22
Pages 352
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An explanation of how and why the economic downturn of 2007 became the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009. It explores the root causes of the cycle of boom and bust of the economy. It describes social equity in terms of its arguments and claims in political, economic, and social circumstances.