How to make your Career-related New Year’s Resolutions a Reality

The holiday season is now behind us and you are likely back into the swing of things. Or are you? The first few weeks of a new year is often “resolution mode”. The full court press into making positive changes is at a fevered pitch. Maybe you are going to the gym more often, bringing a healthy lunch to work, doing a detox, managing your finances or looking to make some other pretty significant changes in your life.

If you’re thinking about your job and career you are not alone. Job-related resolutions top the list of most popular New Year resolutions. Some surveys suggest it’s in the top four things people are thinking about right now.

Well here is a suggestion: get educated and see what’s out there. Expand your horizons and explore new companies. Awards are also another place to start. What companies are being acknowledged for their business … Read more...

Sustainability as a business opportunity

Thinking of bringing your business to a more sustainable place?

The best starting place for any business leader to embrace sustainability is to shift away from looking at sustainability in terms of how much it will cost, and towards assessing the returns it will generate.

Consider the phenomenon known as the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) which emerged in the field of quality management in the late 1980s. COPQ can be thought of as follows: by neglecting the importance of quality, an organization literally pays to generate waste and other problems, often in the form of scraps, reworks, recalls, rejects, reworks, service calls, warranty claims and more. Similarly, in the realm of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability of environmental, social and economic responsibility, organizations essentially commit capital to generate waste. Not a great investment, especially when sustainability actually presents a ton of revenue-generating opportunities.

Since the purview of sustainable … Read more...