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x, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • From sustainability to flourishing
  • Why this, why now?
  • The roots of flourishing
  • Introduction to the reflective practices
  • Foundational, individual practices
  • Team and organizational practices
  • Systems-level practices
  • Conclusion : the path forward.
The notion of responsible business has infiltrated our markets, and "going green" is now a part of our mind set. But, sustainability as we know it is not enough. Flourishing - the aspiration that humans and life in general will thrive on the planet forever - should be a key goal for every business today. This is a bold concept, like sustainability was a decade ago. Just as sustainability has become a matter of course, so too will flourishing will become a cornerstone of business tomorrow. How are companies to attain this big-picture goal? Drawing together decades of research along with in-depth interviews, Flourishing Enterprise argues that many strategic, organizational, and operational efforts to be sustainable reach the potential of flourishing when they incorporate one additional ingredient: reflective practices. Offering more than a dozen such practices, this book leads readers down a path to greater business success, personal well-being, and a healthier planet. Readers will find that adding reflective practices to existing business efforts does not require more work; it simply changes the way we do our work and, more importantly, the results we achieve. Cultivating emotional and spiritual health is the next frontier; this future-oriented guide develops these core competencies while stretching the ongoing conversation about ethical, sustainable business.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804789134 20160616
Green Library
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xvii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Business reality reshaped : the big three trends
  • To the desert and back : a brief history of value
  • What would a strategist do?
  • Cool strategies for a heated world
  • Embedded sustainability
  • Hot competencies for a cool world
  • Change management redux
  • One possible pathway from strategy to action
  • Accepting the limits of business as an agent of world benefit
  • The world in 2041 (the story of Jake Marstreng).
We are in the midst of a sea-change. In years past, corporate social responsibility may have been seen as a feather in a corporation's cap but, today, ecological and social pressures require a new type of business response. In "Embedded Sustainability, " authors Chris Laszlo and Nadya Zhexembayeva convincingly show how companies can better leverage global challenges for enduring profit and growth. In this outstanding book, readers will learn about the marquis concept of "embedded sustainability": the incorporation of environmental, health, and social value into core business activities with no trade-off in price or quality. When Clorox introduced its new line of Green Works cleaners or Nissan developed its Leaf 100% electric car, these firms were pursuing a profit shift in mainstream markets. In addition to churning out smarter (instead of just greener) products for consumers at large, embedded sustainability is capable of hugely motivating employees. Most of all, it enables companies to create even higher returns for investors, while responding to the new market realities of declining resources, radical transparency, and rising customer expectations. This book helps readers to comprehend--and act on--the notion of embedded sustainability, explaining why it is now a requisite in every sector, how smart companies are creating even higher value for their customers and investors, and what new management competencies are needed to compete in today's marketplace.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804775540 20160605
Green Library
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208 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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208 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
  • Foreword / Patrick J. Cescau
  • Foreword / Tyler J. Elm
  • Pt. I. Deena's story
  • 1. Life at the top
  • 2. Turning point
  • 3. Rebirth of the sustainable company
  • Pt. II. Mainstream companies that are doing well by doing good
  • 4. The new competitive environment
  • 5. DuPont
  • 6. Wal-Mart
  • 7. Lafarge
  • 8. NatureWorks LLC, a subsidiary of Cargill
  • Pt. III. The sustainable value toolkit
  • 9. Introduction to sustainable value
  • 10. The eight disciplines
  • 11. Putting it all together
  • Postscript: Business as an Agent of World Benefit: How the Holy Grail of business-innovation - can be magnified through the power of sustainable value creation / David Cooperrider, Ante Glavas and Nadya Zhexembayeva.
Business Library
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xxiii, 215 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Corporate governance and sustainability are moving from important peripheral problems to core business concerns, as winning companies discover stakeholders as new sources of value. Yet there are many obstacles to bringing these issues into the mainstream of business. Concepts like sustainable development can be confusing for operating managers and even those who support the underlying issues find it difficult to frame them in ways that are useful for making business decisions. As a manager you have a responsibility to deliver financial returns to your shareholders: how can you balance this obligation with your responsibilities to society and the environment? This text articulates an innovative approach to meeting this challenge in a language familiar to business. The key is to create value for investors as well as society and the environment in an integrated bottom line. The book provides detailed case studies of leading companies illustrating this new paradigm in practice. The "how-to" section with a tool-kit for managers provides the "Eight Disciplines" necessary to create value for shareholders and stakeholders. Its straightforward text tells the reader how to compete and thrive in an increasingly complex world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781559638364 20160528
Book
xxiii, 215 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • Foreword / Bertrand Collomb
  • Foreword / Steve Percy
  • 1. Toward an Integrated Bottom Line
  • 2. The New Ethics in Business
  • 3. What Gets Measured Gets Managed
  • 4. Shareholder Value and Corporate Responsibility
  • 5. The Stakeholder Mind-Set and Culture
  • 6. Patagonia, Inc.
  • 7. The Atlantic Richfield Corporation (ARCO)
  • 8. The Co-operative Bank
  • 9. Bulmers Limited
  • 10. Introduction to the Tool Kit
  • 11. The Eight Disciplines
  • 12. Putting It All Together
  • 13. Surveys of Multinational Companies
  • Postscript: Leadership Skills and the Sustainable Firm / Bruce Piasecki.
Corporate governance and sustainability are moving from important peripheral problems to core business concerns, as winning companies discover stakeholders as new sources of value. Yet there are many obstacles to bringing these issues into the mainstream of business. Concepts like sustainable development can be confusing for operating managers and even those who support the underlying issues find it difficult to frame them in ways that are useful for making business decisions. As a manager you have a responsibility to deliver financial returns to your shareholders: how can you balance this obligation with your responsibilities to society and the environment? This text articulates an innovative approach to meeting this challenge in a language familiar to business. The key is to create value for investors as well as society and the environment in an integrated bottom line. The book provides detailed case studies of leading companies illustrating this new paradigm in practice. The "how-to" section with a tool-kit for managers provides the "Eight Disciplines" necessary to create value for shareholders and stakeholders. Its straightforward text tells the reader how to compete and thrive in an increasingly complex world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781559638364 20160528
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xvii, 237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • A New Wisdom-- Oracle and Lafarge-- Perpetual Transformation in Action-- Chaos Dynamics: Lessons from the New Sciences-- The Ten Principles-- Creative Adaptive Strategies-- Maintain Long-Term Identity While Repositioning-- Compete for Industry Sustainability-- Use Strategic Inflection Points-- Link Transformation to Shareholder Value Creation-- Develop Ambitions Greater That Means-- Design Decision-Making Systems for Self-Organization-- Fluidify the Organizational Structure-- Use Organizational Instability To Catalyze Learning-- Re-envision Leading-- From Command-and-Control to R(E)volutionary Influence-- Managing Information: A Key to Successful Implementation-- Environmental Sustainability: An Extension of the Ten Principles-- Conclusion-- Appendices: The New Corporate Reality-- Chaos Models in Business: Notes for the Technically Minded.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750672306 20160615
Large Scale Organizational Change provides the principles by which large scale organizations reinvent themselves not once, but on an ongoing basis. Continual reinvention allows leading companies to learn, adapt, and innovate faster than competitors in complex and fast changing environments. These action principles are based on first-hand experience at the world's leading Fortune 500 companies using emergent models of living systems. The context for large scale organizations is one of information overload, complexity and constant change. This book reduces the sense of vulnerability felt by managers. It provides a guide to piloting change in ways that lead to constant renewal and a capacity to survive frequent and often brutal changes in the operating environment. It describes a leadership concerned with the capacity to learn, inflection points, emergent strategies, knowledge management, the ability to anticipate, and tapping into the distributed intelligence resident in the organization. Large Scale Organizational Change provides managers with a framework for making their organizations highly adaptive in the complex market systems in which they operate, thereby reducing or eliminating the need for periodic episodes of traumatic restructuring and sometimes fatal reengineering processes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750672306 20160615
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xiv, 145 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
Written by a team where the father is recognized as the world's foremost evolutionary systems scientist and the son is one of the youngest members of the top management of a Fortune 500 transnational company, The Insight Edge, in the words of James Ogilvy, comes at a crucial time and speaks to the needs of the time. It is essential reading in an age where information is the new capital, and knowledge of the basic trends that shape our world is a vital part of the required information. Managing postindustrial enterprises in today's information-linked and globalized business environment is vastly different from managing businesses in the bygone industrial era. Being a good manager in today's world means navigating in the turbulence of a global sea of rapid-fire interaction, and coping with myriad factors that are prone to change in a seemingly unpredictable fashion. Being a good manager also means living up to one's responsibilities, not only to one's company and stockholders, but also to one's coworkers, partners, customers, and society at large-even nature. Meeting the challenge that confronts today's managers calls for a fresh knowledge base; one that includes, in addition to the necessary technical knowledge handed down in management schools and seminars, familiarity with the dynamics that generate the seemingly unpredictable-but by no means casual and unforeseeable-patterns of change in the contemporary business environment. This book offers such a knowledge base. It brings to leading managers, and to everyone concerned with the effective and responsible management of business companies, the essential minimum of up-to-date scientific knowledge: the readily acquired foundations of evolutionary literacy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781567200966 20160615
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