Roe v. Wade’s Demise Is a Turning Point for Corporate America

Harvard Business Review

Access to reproductive health care isn’t just a political stance — it’s a critical workplace issue that companies need to address. Business and society Health care and treatment Gender Society and business relations Health and behavioral science Health and wellness Digital Article

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What’s Your Leadership Return On Equity?

General Leadership

ROE or Return on Equity can be described as the sum of net income returned as an expressed percentage of shareholder equity. ROE measures company profitability by showing how much yield a business produces from and against shareholder investment. Curator Posts Equity Leadership levin and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link].

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Moving on from ROI to ROE, a Return on Empathy

Strategy Driven

Those making this shift will gain a significant ROE – Return on Empathy. You just finished reading Moving on from ROI to ROE, a Return on Empathy ! The post Moving on from ROI to ROE, a Return on Empathy appeared first on StrategyDriven. Business has always concentrated on Return on Investment (ROI) as the primary metric to calculate success.

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The Law of the Skunk

Leadership Freak

Engage in behaviors that have high return on energy, ROE. Stinky things you tolerate – but should confront – suck the life out of you. Law of the skunk: deal with stink. Let… Continue reading → Leading

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The One Question for 2018

Leadership Freak

Your personal plan for 2018 begins with: Exploring ROE (Return on Energy). What jazzed you up in 2017? Exposing things that didn’t work. What sucked the life out of you in 2017? Forgetting about… Continue reading → Success Decisions

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Leading through Social Turmoil with Grace and Compassion

Let's Grow Leaders

We’re deeply concerned about the devastating implications of the reversal of Roe V. Give your team the time and space to feel and process. during these (and future) moments of social turmoil. It’s another remarkably stressful moment of social turmoil in the United States.

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End the Religion of ROE

Harvard Business Review

corporation than "what's the ROE on that?" ROE justifies the means. To an extent not widely recognized, it was an equation in the first place that gave ROE the power to dominate not just investment decisions, but an entire business culture. By parsing ROE into the DuPont Equation (very rapidly to become a business school mainstay), he provided the basis for organizations divided into functions with their own objectives. There is no more powerful question in a U.S.

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Leading by Cause

Lead Change Blog

He opened the dialogue, saying he and his leadership team had put a lot of thought into where they want to take their bank, and the vision they committed to was to deliver top decile ROE, ROA and topline revenue growth: a quintessential example of focusing on effect, not cause. Lessons throughout history inform us that cause precedes effect; actions create results.

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The Gift of Struggle

Leading Blog

Here are overviews of some of the gifts you will learn: Share What You Imagine—Build Together: These organizations don’t allow “ROE” (“return on ego”) to compromise the integrity of the culture. B OBBY HERRERA has a message and the message is “We all struggle. Inside every struggle is a gift. Leaders share their gifts with others.”. We tend to not share our struggles or the lessons we learn from them. They are painful and very personal.

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Why Complexity Sucks

In the CEO Afterlife

You focus on that 20% to generate a high ROE (return on effort). Complexity is in the eye of the beholder. To me, astrophysics is a complex discipline; to Stephen Hawking it is not. People engaged in complex situations fall into two categories: those who accept complexity as a fact of life and work with it, and those who fight it every inch of the way. I’m in that later camp. In today’s business, complexity is prolific.

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Start Here: Four Ways to Increase Your Productivity

Joseph Lalonde

Image by Karen Roe. Y ou’re dripping wet, on the phone, with your “to do” list in your hand. It is only after you hang up the phone and start to towel off that you realize that you still haven’t rinsed the shampoo out of your hair. Consider this a wake-up call. Productivity does not mean doing a million things at once. It doesn’t mean that the job stays half done all week and it certainly requires your hair to be completely washed.

A Tribute to a Fallen Hero – Thomas F. Swift (1971-2001)

Terry Starbucker

So as the fifth anniversary of 9/11 approached, I was intrigued by a project being put together by a fellow blogger named D.Challener Roe, where he was looking for 2,996 bloggers to individually honor each of the victims of that day. (Note this post was originally published on September 8th, 2006; I’m republishing it today to honor not only the life of Tommy Swift, but the lives of all who perished on 9-11-01).

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Not All Metrics Are Created Equal

N2Growth Blog

Quantitative Return Drivers: Metrics such as Return on Assets (ROA), Return on Equity (ROE), Return on Investment (ROI), Return on Cash (cash-on-cash), and Return on Human Capital (ROHC) will give you more useful information than the static calculations mentioned above. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. All leaders measure things – the question is are they measuring the right things, for the right reasons, and at the right times?

Life In A High-Performing Company – An Insider View

Tanveer Naseer

Indeed, these organizations roughly double industry averages on five-year ROA, ROI and ROE. The following is a guest post by Mark Royal from The Hay Group. What is it like to work for a high performing company? Hay Group’s High Performing Companies Norm provides an insider view. Our High Performing Companies Norm is based on survey data gathered from employees working in approximately 40 companies that are financial performance leaders.

Stop Focusing on Profitability and Go for Growth

Harvard Business

Equity cash flows, in turn, are a function of a company’s long-term return on equity (ROE), growth, and the value of shareholders’ equity on its books. This relationship gives rise to three important heuristics: If a company’s long-term ROE is anticipated to be 400 basis points (bps) or more above its cost of equity capital, then the value created by accelerating growth will exceed the value created by improving pre-tax margins.

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A Refresher on Return on Assets and Return on Equity

Harvard Business Review

What is Return on Equity (ROE)? Unlike ROA, you want the ROE to be as high as possible, but there are limitations. Knight explains that “one company may have a higher ROE than another company because it borrowed more money and therefore has greater liabilities and proportionately less equity invested in the company. ” How do companies use ROA and ROE? What mistakes do people make when using ROA and ROE? Profit is king, as the saying goes.


Japan Is Counting on Shareholder Activism to Improve Its Economy

Harvard Business

given that Japanese companies are global outliers in terms of excess cash, low ROEs , and limited domestic growth prospects ). Shareholder activism is a quintessentially American form of investing. In the U.S., CEOs live in fear of activist hedge funds, and politicians worry about their effects on workers.

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How Companies Can Use Investors to Their Advantage

Harvard Business

It would implement targets linked to shareholder value, including ROE and ROIC. Heini Wehrle/BIA/Minden Pictures/Getty Images. Most companies see investor relations as a one-way street.


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Women's Leadership Exchange

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Would You Want Carl Icahn to Run Your Company?

Harvard Business Review

What exactly this balance of power between shareholders, boards, and managers should look like is one of those eternal questions to which we will never come up with a definitive answer (don't just take my word for it; read Mark Roe's " The Inevitable Instability of American Corporate Governance "). "We have a dysfunctional corporate governance system in the United States and nobody can attack it and nobody can do anything about it because it's like the feudal system."

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When Entitlement Meets Unemployment

Harvard Business Review

Offer your employer superior ROE — return on employee. A paradox is a seemingly contradictory statement that might nonetheless be true. The deepest one I've come across recently goes something like at a time of high unemployment and persistent joblessness , Millennials are asking for more concessions and perks from their employers.

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Women Directors Change How Boards Work

Harvard Business Review

And while research about financial performance is still in its infancy — Catalyst has found a strong correlation between the number of women on boards and in the C-Suite and ROI and ROE of company returns — we’re starting to learn more about the important ways women are changing the inner workings of boards. We know that getting more women on teams can boost performance.

Don't Confuse Engagement with User Experience

Harvard Business Review

Put another way, Apple's UX metric seems to encourage ROE — Return on Engagement — where Android emphasizes ease-of-use and opportunity. Mobile designer Luke Wroblewski captures the conundrum perfectly: What explains. the great " Android Engagement Mystery "? The numbers don't lie. The Android operating system has been outselling Apple's iOS by nearly a 5:1 ratio. Android dominates "device share."


How Office Dwellers Can Become Doers

Harvard Business Review

But let's face it, Microsoft won't pay you to conquer the Amazon or extract salmon roe. I've often fantasized about hurling my laptop over Niagara Falls, then grilling a fresh salmon to celebrate my sensory liberation. I'd become a Maker. I'd build a sailboat to circle the globe. I'd live off the sea, fending off killer whales and Somali pirates. I'm not alone in yearning to resuscitate my flabby Tweeting muscles.

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Idle Funds are the Devil's Playground

Harvard Business Review

The result has been an economic system built increasingly around the maximization of ROE. In the book we're working on right now, we make the argument that capitalism is evolving because the environment in which it is situated is changing in fundamental ways. Regarding the latter, we point to some well-documented and broadly perceived shifts in the geography, demography, and technology of global economic activity.

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The Business-Friendly Legislature Known as SCOTUS

Harvard Business Review

In his 2012 best-seller Unintended Consequences , former Bain capital partner Ed Conard (approvingly) describes the relatively business-friendly political and economic climate of the past few decades as a byproduct of the Supreme Court''s decision in the abortion case Roe v. The U.S. Supreme Court''s annual term is winding down, with key decisions still to come on gay marriage , voting rights , and affirmative action in university admissions.