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It should be no surprise to many that the management of public finances lays at the core of recurrent political struggles. Some political struggles should do with greater integration of communities, which are expected to pool together financial resources and concentrate decision making powers into a single political venue. Other political struggles arise from the disintegration of existing institutional arrangements, which are substituted by more decentralized or autonomous political entities.
Instead of passively protesting their dissatisfaction with business as usual, these post-capitalist entrepreneurs are fighting back with new organizational models that they hope can be part of the solution to these complex problems. Author, Boyd Cohen further explains helpful knowledge to navigate this new capitalist paradigms.
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Globally, nearly 70 billion animals are farmed annually for meat, milk, eggs and other products. Some two-thirds of these animals are farmed intensively. Nicky Amos and Rory Sullivan examine the the management practices companies adopt to care for the animals responsibly in this article.
Google “Millennials at work” and you won’t find much positive commentary – even from Millennials themselves. It’s easy to pile on to the negativity, but it’s unproductive to jump on this bandwagon. A business without a Millennial is a business without a future, so now’s the time to learn how to help Millennials thrive on your team. And you’ll find that when Millennials thrive, so do their older colleagues.
Listen to learn, not reply. This is a fundamental rule of active listening. It’s also a key tenant of effective leadership. Female leadership and male leadership.In this article, author Lee Caraher tells us the importance of having women in leadership roles and the insight they share.
Public concern about ethics in business and the professions is very high. However, ‘solutions’ so far have only appeared in the forms of codes of ethics, or processes and systems designed to ‘follow the law’. In this article, Professor Atul Shah draws on his personal experience and research to explain how examining the Jain culture can provide wisdom to sustainable living practices.
Toxic employees not only get under our skin, but also erode the financial worth of any organization. In one study it was discovered that a whopping 94% of over 400 leaders reported dealing with the devastation caused by these chameleons who “knock down but kiss up.” In Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore, Mitchell Kusy presents the proactive solutions to prevent these individuals from ever entering your organization, along with the reactive ways to deal with them once they’re there.