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Making Stakeholder Capitalism Work

Originally published January 22, 2020 on Harvard Business Review by Doug Sundheim and Kate Starr Stakeholder capitalism, a popular management theory in the 1950s and ‘60s that focused on the needs of all constituents, not just shareholders, has been poised to make a comeback since weaponized financial instruments brought down the economy in 2008. Now,…

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3 Reasons Your Strategy Meetings Irritate Your Team

Originally published March 1, 2016 on Harvard Business Review by Doug Sundheim Used well, strategy meetings provide clarity and momentum. They align a team around key decisions and create positive energy. Used poorly, strategy meetings irritate people. They waste time and energy, or worse, strengthen entrenched points of view creating frustration and resignation. In my work…

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To Decrease Your Anxiety, Shoulder It For Others

It’s a wonderful paradox of life. One of the best ways to help yourself is to help others. This truism is particularly powerful in times of high anxiety because it interrupts a classic vicious cycle. The more we focus on ourselves, the more we worry. And the more we worry, the more we focus on…

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The Future Belongs to Storytellers

Now more than ever, we need storytellers to pull us out of the swamp of information we’ve created. We need storytellers to help us paint a positive picture of what’s possible on the road ahead.

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Taking Smart Risks

Life is uncertain. Whether in the business world or at home, we feel an increasing loss of control over our future, and find ourselves paralyzed by indecision. Fear prevents people from taking chances and making game-changing moves. Anything other than the status quo appears inherently risky and reckless.

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