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Focus the work of management on a higher purpose

"We need companies that feel like movements."

Most companies strive to maximize shareholder wealth—a goal that is inadequate in many respects. As an emotional catalyst, wealth maximization lacks the power to fully mobilize human energies. It’s an insufficient defense when people question the legitimacy of corporate power. And it’s not specific or compelling enough to spur renewal. Individuals need a compelling answer to the question, “What’s worth my life?” And organizations must offer a compelling case for why what they do matters—an original and persuasive blueprint for where their industry could and should be going. Going forward, management practices must focus on the achievement of socially significant and noble goals.

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Focus the work of management on a higher purpose

"We need companies that feel like movements."

Most companies strive to maximize shareholder wealth—a goal that is inadequate in many respects. As an emotional catalyst, wealth maximization lacks the power to fully mobilize human energies. It’s an insufficient defense when people question the legitimacy of corporate power. And it’s not specific or compelling enough to spur renewal. Individuals need a compelling answer to the question, “What’s worth my life?” And organizations must offer a compelling case for why what they do matters—an original and persuasive blueprint for where their industry could and should be going. Going forward, management practices must focus on the achievement of socially significant and noble goals.

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Managementas an occupation is adistraction to real leadership.  Think of the oneperson you have hadin your career that you admired most as a leader.
Hack by Aaron Anderson on June 22, 2011
 Create a culture of local purpose in a company rather than just tasks and goals based activities, and create a purpose based organisation ready for adaptation.  Create a vision and engage a
Hack by Julien Pascual on July 17, 2013
Traditionally firms develop their social responsibility skills after they grow and mature. The culture of business and economical conditions delay these skills to later stages.
Hack by Erkin Tunca on March 17, 2011
I am discussing a recurring problem with an engineer on the phone. Bob S., my Customer Service Manger told me the problem occurred again today.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on March 3, 2015
Rules are daemons. They reproduce themselves and suppress human potential such as autonomy, sympathy and altruism.Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
Story by Tsukasa Makino on October 30, 2013
The Foundation for Technical Education in Iraq wanted a world-class development model for its College CEO's  (Deans).
Story by Tony Nelson on October 18, 2011
What do we mean by the statement: "P-CED takes the bottom line one step further: to people, past numbers" ? It begins in 1996 with the question of how the economy could better se
Story by Jeff Mowatt on July 20, 2013
After a period of relative under-performance from '99 to '04, In 2005 Hindustan Unilever undertook a massive 'culture-reboot' that focussed the length and breadth of the organization on making a 'real
Story by Stephen Remedios on April 15, 2012

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