1. Do you represent a sustainable generation?

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    These days everyone is talking about sustainability: politicians, researchers, activists, business leaders, and journalists. More and more companies recognize that sustainability offers the potential to make their operations more robust and efficient. But while CEOs widely acknowledge the importance of sustainability, does the next generation of business leaders consider it...
  2. Focus on the future success factors: openness and collaboration

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    How do CEOs respond to the increasing complexity and interconnectedness of the business world? This question prompted IBM to conduct a study based on  face-to-face conversations with more than 1700 CEOs in 64 countries. Their report named ‘’Leading Through Connections’’ summarizes the most important findings of the study and suggests...
  3. Towards Personalized Engagement

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    Employee engagement is of utmost importance in today’s dynamic business environment. Engaged employees care about the future of the company and are willing to invest discretionary effort. Engaged employees feel a strong emotional bond to the organisation, which results in higher retention levels and productivity levels and lower absenteeism. When reliably measured, positive...
  4. Mind over Matter – Towards a New Paradigm in Leadership of Business and Economics

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    One of the organizers of the Wings for RIO+20 conference is Sander Tideman. Sander is founder/managing partner of SEAL Institute and Global Leaders Academy in the Netherlands and a Senior Fellow of the Garrison Institute in New York. He works for several years as international consultant, social entrepreneur and speaker,...
  5. Sacred Economics: Money, Gift, and Society in the Age of Transition

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    Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme—but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity...