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Carefrontation — The Ultimate Leadership Trait

Great Leadership By Dan

As a new project manager at Hewlett Packard I found that I interacted with a lot of brilliant people, many of who had been conditioned by higher learning institutions to compete rather than collaborate. It was clear that we would get a lot more done if we could move the culture toward a higher level of trust and cooperation and away from the zero sum game to which they were accustomed. Team members started cooperating and collaborating at a level that got them, and me, noticed.

Accountants Will Save the World

Harvard Business Review

For every robust, time-tested measure of return on financial capital, we need another for social capital — the economic benefits that derive from cooperation among groups, and yet another for natural capital — the supply of natural ecosystems (think forests, oceans, mineral deposits) that we turn into valuable goods or services future.

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The Big Barrier to High-Value Health Care: Destructive Self-Interest

Harvard Business Review

In the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, an effort is under way to get insurers, providers, employers, and unions to cooperate in creating a system that can reduce total health care costs and premiums while achieving better outcomes. This article offers a framework that players in other regions can use to cooperate and fix their own health care systems. Dominant providers leverage their market position to raise prices independently of cost or quality.

Sustainable Business Initiatives Will Fail Unless Leaders Change Their Mindset

Harvard Business Review

The system changes required to make value chains sustainable require unprecedented levels of trust and cooperation among economic actors. This partial view sees business’s relationship to nature as separate, instrumental, and reducible to market transactions alone. To see why the integrated mindset works better, consider the particular case of a global corporation evaluating the sustainability of major projects in developing countries.

The End of Banks as We Know Them?

Harvard Business Review

The bank does not participate in capital markets; all of its loans are raised solely from member savings. Although he remained ultimately responsible for paying back the loan, the project was able to go ahead because he enjoyed the support of individuals within the community who wanted the shop. Last week my father received a phone call from the branch director of his long-standing bank to offer him a new product.

Empathetic Negotiation Saved My Company

Harvard Business Review

Our best way forward, therefore, was to show them that while the price increase would save them losses, it would also have very negative consequences for them because there was a strong likelihood that their company would be shut out of the Greek market. Instead, we pointed out that if the supplier could show flexibility on its price now, both companies could expand cooperation to other products and services, thus gaining a foothold in the larger European Market.

What Job Candidates Really Want: Meaningful Work

Harvard Business Review

A 2012 Pricewaterhouse Coopers survey found that 60% of CEOs did not believe they had the talent they needed to be successful, and one in four had to delay or forego market opportunities and strategic initiatives because they didn''t have the right talent. And iDE ''s Last Mile Loo project, an ambitious vision for beyond-grid sanitation systems, that hired a team of seasoned fundraisers to help them win $100K from the Lipman Family Prize at the Wharton School.

Beware Trading Privacy for Convenience

Harvard Business Review

These can be used like any other debit card for food purchases at grocery stores, local farmers markets, and some restaurants. Marketers now have rich profiles that can predict when you are more likely to order sushi during the week or whether you prefer wine over beer. National Security Agency has been conducting in cooperation with telephone and Internet companies has raised the awareness level a bit. We pay for things with the swipe of a finger.

Rethinking Security for the Internet of Things

Harvard Business Review

stock market to decline almost 1% before the news was revealed as a hoax. As consumer demand for connected devices increases (and projections from Cisco and others suggest that there will be 50 billion connected devices by 2020), traditional manufacturers will, en masse, become manufacturers of connected devices. The Public/Private Cooperation We Need on Cyber Security.

The End of Banks as We Know Them?

Harvard Business Review

The bank does not participate in capital markets; all of its loans are raised solely from member savings. Although he remained ultimately responsible for paying back the loan, the project was able to go ahead because he enjoyed the support of individuals within the community who wanted the shop. Last week my father received a phone call from the branch director of his long-standing bank to offer him a new product.

New Books from HBR Press for January

Harvard Business Review

Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor Raj Sisodia argue for the inherent good of both business and capitalism. Free-enterprise capitalism is the most powerful system for social cooperation and human progress ever conceived. Also check out the HBR Guide to Project Management and the HBR Guide to Managing Up and Across. Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business. by John Mackey and Rajendra S. Sisodia.

The Comprehensive Business Case for Sustainability

Harvard Business

Today’s executives are dealing with a complex and unprecedented brew of social, environmental, market, and technological trends. When firms fail to establish good relationships with their stakeholders, it can lead to increased conflict and reduced stakeholder cooperation. “Stranded assets” are investments that become obsolete due to regulatory, environmental, or market constraints. billion in mining projects since 2010.

People Are Angry About Globalization. Here’s What to Do About It.

Harvard Business

At the same time, we will localize production in big end-use markets like Saudi Arabia. A 2013 Pew Research survey found that business executives ranked ninth out of 10 professions in terms of social contribution, only placing ahead of lawyers. For all these reasons, purely market-focused strategies oblivious to the sociopolitical context are more likely than ever to prove blinkered. The U.S.