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Building an Agile Company

Companies have an unprecedented chance to use their vision and values to influence the social landscape, take a stand and make a meaningful difference. It is what society wants to see, and employees are demanding....
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Privacy and Security Starts With the C-Suite

As executives grapple with growing consumer expectations and new regulatory regimes, standout companies will embrace these changing dynamics instead of hiding from them. But truly adopting values of protecting consumer privacy and baking in security measures by design requires the C-suite reaching outside of the standard chorus of voices, gaining insight from diverse perspectives....
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It’s Time to Talk and Walk the Talk

In today’s competitive business environment, a clear, well-thought-out set of vision and values, backed by action, can help organizations reach key business objectives, attract the best talent and protect their reputation....
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How C-Suite Vision and Values Affect Employee Health and Wellness

In a world where companies are desperately trying to attract talent, the bottom line is simple: when employees feel better, they perform better....
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Role of the C-Suite in Ethical Decision Making

While it’s less common to see someone getting praised in the press for their adherence to strict values, every health company we admire has a strong hand at the helm, guiding the company towards more ethical positions and setting an example for employees to make ethical decisions every day....
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The North Star for Navigating Through a Crisis

Vision and values are a covenant with external stakeholders. They are the promise made, and C-suite leaders need to ensure that the company’s vision and values are a corporate hallmark not an Achille’s heel during a crisis....
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Corporate Conscience: External Impact Driven by Internal Forces

A corporation’s conscience is the road map guiding company culture and foresight. A C-suite that clearly exemplifies and communicates how company philosophy will live and breathe is a crucial factor for whether corporate consciousness will remain trapped on paper or permeate the culture and drive a company to unity and success....
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Actions Over Words: Living Corporate Values

When it comes to effective values initiatives, it’s often less about the words that are used, and more about the actions that a company is willing to take to bring their values to life. Values need to be reflected in people’s day-to-day experience to truly resonate....
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What Would It Mean for Values to Drive Your Business?

If you are truly committed to maximizing business performance, attracting and retaining the best talent, and contributing to a broader societal mission, then you also must do the work to define (or more ideally, co-create) your company’s core values, to establish internal programs and processes that reinforce them, and to integrate them into every aspect of the business, every expression of the brand. ...
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What Executives of Energy Companies Need to Consider

As climate issues are on top of the European and international agendas, energy company executives need to rethink their current approach and consider creating corporate models that meet the needs of a growing population in diverse economies in a sustainable way....
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