Overuse of Antibiotics: Antibiotic Hand Soap is Part of the Problem

Studies Show the Negative Impact of Antibacterial Soaps While it seems responsible to use strong soaps to reduce the spread of germs in workplace bathrooms and kitchens, studies are showing that there are serious problems with that approach from a systems perspective. The Top 3 Reasons to…

Sustainability is a Mindset, Not a Job

Many businesses are gearing up for sustainability by adding a position to oversee it. Will adding a position without changing the way decisions are made actually lead to sustainable business practices within the organization? It turns out that sustainable CEOs are making…

The Bottom-Line Benefits of Sustainability (Written By a CFO)

Selling the sustainability mindset within your organization may require some preparation and persistence. Not all C-suite leaders may be convinced that sustainability will pay off for the company in the long run, and CFOs may be particularly hard to convince. Kurt Kuehn…

Strategic Thinking for Business Leaders Has Changed

Strategic thinking in business isn't what it used to be. To thrive in today's business world, leaders need to use a new type of thinking that is broader than traditional strategic thinking, that includes  "...ways of seeing and acting that acknowledge…

Case Study: Is Withholding Information From Other Leaders Unethical?

Is it unethical to withhold information?  Let's use a case study to explore the question. "Company in the Process of Releasing a New Product" We are in the process of fine-tuning the product and getting ready to train employees on how it  works and what…

Leadership and…Snap Judgements: Clearly Irresponsible Driver

We never have all of the information that the other person does. Why are we so quick to judge? Here is a recent example of how a well-meaning person can go wrong. There is a strong message here for leaders... I was driving on…

Ethics Schmethics: What Skeptics are Saying

Here is a website (called appropriately EthicsCrisis.com) where readers can confess their ethical misdeeds and have them rated by level from 1 to 10. Guess what? The ethical misdeed "We totally fabricated our numbers" is only rated a 6 out…

Think Well to Lead Well

Are you thinking strategically about how to lead in the current economy? These leadership resources provide a strategic perspective and may help you leverage your time and energy: Tom Peters article Everything You Need to Know About Strategy Tom Peters on How to Survive the Recession…