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What is the meaning of “Being” in business?

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What is the “Higher Purpose of Business”?

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The Two-Word Phrase that Redefines Business Success

If you’re reading this, you probably already believe that broadening the context of business beyond the immediate demands of customers or investors is a courageous and necessary act. But how can this be done reliably?

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By |December 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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    How the CEO of Xerox (Ursula Burns) Became a Being-Centered Leader

How the CEO of Xerox (Ursula Burns) Became a Being-Centered Leader

Ursula Burns grew up poor, in the Lower East Side of New York. Her mother washed and ironed clothes for a living and exchanged cleaning services with a local doctor to provide health care for her three children. In 2009, Burns became CEO of Xerox, and the first and only female black CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Here’s how she did it, in her own words: (more…)

By |October 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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    Event: Ram Nidumolu on The Yoga Hour with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian

Event: Ram Nidumolu on The Yoga Hour with Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian

Two Birds in a Tree: 
The Essential Role of Being in Leadership
Thursday, October 17, 8 am PT (10 am CT, 11 am ET)
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By |October 13th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Reasons Paul Polman of Unilever is a Leader-Sage

Paul Polman has set Unilever on a path to sustainable business that is exemplary. For him, the 2007–8 financial meltdown represented a “crisis of ethics,” compelling leaders like him to reimagine capitalism and consider other ways of doing business. Here are five ways he demonstrates the qualities of a Being-centered leader, as described in Two Birds in a Tree: (more…)

By |October 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Being on the Same Page on Sustainability

As a sustainability champion, among the very first challenges you will face in making sustainability central to your business is the following: how should your organization think of sustainability?  

For a field that has been around for at least a decade, it is amazing how many different views there are of what it really means.  Your business functions will have different views of what it means.  One view is that it is all about carbon emissions and climate change.  […]

By |September 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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    Sustainable Business Strategies: A Baker’s Dozen of 2012 Key Themes

Sustainable Business Strategies: A Baker’s Dozen of 2012 Key Themes

2012 had many interesting sustainability stories, summarized ably by Andrew Winston, Gil Friend, Marc Gunther, and others.

In this report, the focus is on key themes that corporate sustainability champions can leverage to make sustainability more central to business.  As such, they are sustainable business strategies that gained traction in 2012 and are likely to grow in prominence this year.

The themes are culled from more detailed monthly reports I produced in 2012 for executives at 80+ Global 500 firms, based […]

By |September 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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    What if “Being” Guided the “Doing” of Business Leaders?

What if “Being” Guided the “Doing” of Business Leaders?

By Ram Nidumolu

“This is business, not personal.”  How many of us have heard this at work?  It is as if we are expected to set aside our real being and put on our business persona when we enter through the corporate door.  For that matter, how many of us ever talk of being in the workplace?

Instead, almost all models of business leadership are typically about doing and having, i.e., what should business leaders do in terms of actions or […]

By |September 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments