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Moving Toward a Circular Economy

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In this narrated slideshow, McKinsey alumnus Markus Zils explains how the circular economy encourages companies to seek ways of retaining more of the value of the material, energy, and labor inputs that go into their products.

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In the future the winners will be people and organizations who actively prepare for tomorrow by daring, caring, and sharing.
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About Dare Care Share

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The purpose of this site - Dare Care Share - is to highlight new ways of doing business, innovative business models, and organizational ecosystems that are committed to the values of dare, care, and share.  


The fundamental idea is that the more you give, the more you get. The more you share, the more they care. The more you dare, the more is there for you.


In tomorrow’s purpose-driven economy the winners will be people and organizations who actively:

 

DARE to think outside the box, go new ways, strive higher, challenge obsolete ways of thinking and operating, pursue continuous learning, and give space to others.

 

CARE about the customer, their impact on the environment, the way work is carried out, how people are treated, and how profit is generated.

 

SHARE to inspire others, benefit from reciprocity, make great ideas come alive, create value, and benefit the common good. 


                                             


About Kenneth Mikkelsen 


About Kenneth Mikkelsen


I believe that knowledge is everything. Knowledge is ideas. Knowledge is power. Knowledge is hope. 

But only if it is shared and applied.


That is why I created Dare Care Share on Scoop.it. My personal aim is to provide you with stories you can learn and grow from. The kind of stories that provokes personal reflection and constructive action. 

I'm co-founder of Future Associates, a consultancy that helps visionary companies identify and tackle the big shifts in the world by cultivating the skills, mindsets, and organizational cultures needed to succeed in times of change.


You're welcome to connect via: 

 

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kennethmikkelsen

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+KennethMikkelsen

Twitter: www.twitter.com/LeadershipABC

 

I hope you'll be inspired.

 

Enjoy!

 

Kenneth

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Building Networks and Movements for Social Change

Building Networks and Movements for Social Change | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

The social sector is at a critical inflection point, a moment when external and internal forces are challenging many of its old ways of working. The sector is undergoing an intergenerational transfer of power, as the leadership of legacy nonprofits shifts from baby boomers to diverse Generation Xers and millennials who have new perspectives on how to lead.


Simultaneously, new technologies such as social media are disrupting "analog" approaches, and threatening to break down traditional silos within and between organizations. And as more nonprofits experiment with approaches like collective impact, collaboration is becoming the new normal rather than the rare exception. Consequently, there's a growing recognition that we need new strategies and tactics for social change.


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Lessons from a new initiative aimed at supporting and developing new social justice leaders.

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Doing Well, Doing Good And Speaking Up

Doing Well, Doing Good And Speaking Up | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

Business leaders have been in for some rough sledding lately. After the egregious examples of poor judgment that ushered in the Great Recession – and the pain and dislocation of so many in its wake – the CEO image was understandably tarnished. 

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Interview with Paul Bulcke, CEO of the world’s largest food company, Nestlé. In the interview Bulcke mentions that: 


Leadership is about long-term perspective.

The biggest challenge for leadership is to keep perspective on things.

The recent financial crisis was really a values crisis. It was short-term thinking taking over for the long term – “me now” instead of “us tomorrow”.

CEOs of leading companies have to be more outspoken, even when they’re being criticized. They are, and have to be part of the solution to society’s problems.

In the Western world, we’re living in a society that is to a certain extent spoiled. Society no longer demands responsibility from individuals and citizens. As individuals we speak more in terms of “our rights” than “responsibilities.” We should not “claim” a future: we should work for one. We need to bring back the sense of responsibility for framing issues and shaping the future.

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Social Media Has Undermined People's Trust in Brands

Social Media Has Undermined People's Trust in Brands | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

A Facebook ‘like’ often doesn’t mean much, to re-build consumer trust brands must be transparent about the provenance of their products and communicate their values clearly. 

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Building consumer trust lies both in brand transparency and product provenance.

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In Search of the Good Business

In Search of the Good Business | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

Excellent case story about Unilever and its 'Sustainable Living Plan.'


Running a firm with close attention to its environmental and social impact is not an act of charity but of self-interest, properly conceived. Unilever is leading the way. 

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Add Value or Someone Else Will

Add Value or Someone Else Will | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

The lure of maximising profits at the cost of creating customer value can be devastating in the long term.


Bigger is not better. Focussed is better. There is always some value that you can add. Where there is a will to create value, there are many ways, and not all require you to be a large corporation willing to make million dollar investments.  

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, August 19, 7:27 AM

Nice stories. Always keep 'adding value' in mind when running a business. It will pay off in the end.

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The Marriage of Meaning and Happiness

The Marriage of Meaning and Happiness | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

Happiness, purpose and meaning are top priority for Millennials. The marriage of meaning and happiness is challenging yet needed blend.


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We want to be happy, find our purpose, and live a life of meaning. We want to change the world.


If Millennials had a slogan, this would be it.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 4, 4:39 PM

The Viktor Frankl quote is important in this article. He wrote the definitive books on meaning in life. The work we do i.e. teaching has to have meaning. Work is embedded in life. It is married to who we are as a person.

 

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The Downside of Competition

The Downside of Competition | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

In A Bigger Prize, former CEO Margaret Heffernan argues that the corporate world has an unhealthy obsession with winning.


Many of us have come to see Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” as a shorthand expression of the legitimacy of competition, but Heffernan has a thought-provoking counter-perspective: Natural selection is not synonymous with heightened competition.


Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

As one of the world’s greatest leaders, Franklin D. Roosevelt, once put it: “Cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.”


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Do purpose: Start a company and change the world

Do purpose: Start a company and change the world | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

Meet David Hieatt, the entrepreneur on a mission to stop you washing your jeans, get a small Welsh town making again, and inspire a change in the way we do business.

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Repairing the Hole in the Boat: How the Poor Can Save Capitalism

Repairing the Hole in the Boat: How the Poor Can Save Capitalism | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

“What if there was a way to use the power of free market enterprise to lift every American and indeed every human being on the planet to a level of dignity, inclusion, fulfillment, engagement, economic security and stability? Wouldn’t that be a truly noble cause?


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Multinational Corporation Says Pay Attention to Climate Change or Die

Multinational Corporation Says Pay Attention to Climate Change or Die | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

Any business must future proof their operations.....step off the sidelines and move into action.


If every major company affected by climate change - not only in the food and beverage sector, but other impacted sectors such as tourism, insurance and transport - were to address the issue as one of business survival, and step change their efforts for delivery, we could together make a significant impact.


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Politics or Technology – Which Will Save the World?

Politics or Technology – Which Will Save the World? | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

The internet, the mobile phone and now the self-driving car – technology is revolutionising people's lives in ways that make politics seem obsolete. So should we put the techies in charge?


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How Noble Purpose Creates a High Performance Sales Culture

How Noble Purpose Creates a High Performance Sales Culture | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

We’ve long been told that people shouldn’t get emotional about business. This is total bunk. When was the last time you heard a CEO say, “I wish my employees weren’t so excited?


Focusing on something beyond profits winds up producing more profit.


Ironic isn’t it?


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Essential Mindset Shifts for Collective Impact

Essential Mindset Shifts for Collective Impact | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

To be effective, collective impact must consider who is engaged, how they work together, and how progress happens.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Several mindset shifts are necessary for collective impact partners, and these are fundamentally at odds with traditional approaches to social change. These mindset shifts concern who is engaged, how they work together, and how progress happens.

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Making Capitalism More Inclusive

Making Capitalism More Inclusive | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

Selected Speeches and Essays from Participants at the Conference on Inclusive Capitalism in London May, 2014. 

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At its heart of inclusive capitalism is the view that businesses and investors must be conscious of their role in society in addition to their bottom line, and have a responsibility to change their behavior when public confidence in markets falters.


I also encourage you to read this paper by The Henry Jackson Initiative.

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Opportunist Shareholders Must Embrace Commitment

Opportunist Shareholders Must Embrace Commitment | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

The doctrine of shareholder value maximization has allowed us to believe that the existence of these long-lived, hierarchical and powerful entities has not changed the market economy fundamentally. But, as Colin Mayer of Oxford’s Saïd Business School argues in his splendid book, Firm Commitment, this approach also misses the true purpose of the company.


Companies, argues Professor Mayer, are a mechanism for sustaining long-term commitments. But such commitments will only work if it is costly for the parties to act opportunistically. Moreover, it is often in the interests of all parties to bind themselves not to behave in such a way. But, with an active market in corporate control, such commitments cannot be made. Those who make the promises may disappear before they can deliver.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Nothing in economics is more important than how companies should be managed. 

Unfortunately, we have made a mess of this. That mess has a name: it is “shareholder value maximisation”. Operating companies in line with this belief not only leads to misbehaviour but may also militate against their true social aim, which is to generate greater prosperity.


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LinkedIn Speaker Series: Fred Kofman

Fred Kofman, professor and author of Conscious Business, discusses why your job is not your job.

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In the Sharing Economy, Workers Find Both Freedom and Uncertainty

In the Sharing Economy, Workers Find Both Freedom and Uncertainty | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

Workers are their own bosses in the so-called sharing economy, but that flexibility also brings much uncertainty — and few of the protections of full-time work.

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Technology has made online marketplaces possible, creating new opportunities to monetize labor and goods. But some economists say the short-term gig services may erode work compensation in the long term.

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Banking on Shared Value

In the wake of the financial crisis, banks have been under fire from all fronts—and leaving value on the table. The potential to create shared value through retail, commercial, and investment banking is enormous. This new approach will enable banks to capitalize on new opportunities and leverage their biggest asset—their core business—to address some of the world’s toughest challenges.

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

According to the new FSG report, "Banking on Shared Value," banks are leaving value on the table. 


Traditionally banks operate under three common myths that prevent them from pursuing shared value: A profit vs. purpose trade-off mentality, low ROI expectations, and insufficient scale. 


Instead, banks can leverage their enormous capability for innovation and market making to shift the conversation, overcome these perceived barriers, and realize opportunities for growth in shared value markets. This report, Banking on Shared Value takes these three myths, and turns them to opportunities.

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Can Benefit Corporations Work?

Can Benefit Corporations Work? | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

James Surowiecki on companies that have social responsibility written into their charters.


Excerpt from article: 


The rise of B corps is a reminder that the idea that corporations should be only lean, mean, profit-maximizing machines isn’t dictated by the inherent nature of capitalism, let alone by human nature. As individuals, we try to make our work not just profitable but also meaningful. It may be time for more companies to do the same. 

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Sustainability’s Strategic Worth

Sustainability’s Strategic Worth | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

Executives at all levels see an important business role for sustainability. But when it comes to mastering the reputation, execution, and accountability of their sustainability programs, many companies have far to go. 


Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

More and more companies are addressing sustainability to align with their business goals. However, many of this year’s respondents In McKinsey's survey say their companies are not pursuing the reputation-building activities that would maximize that financial value.


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Attracting Conscientious Consumers

Attracting Conscientious Consumers | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

Consumers around the world are rethinking how and what they buy. They are moving away from purely economic-based decisions and instead, factoring in their social and environmental concerns.


Many businesses are not prepared for this new trend of conscientious consumerism. To avoid missing opportunities, they should consider some of the decisions that companies who are catering to sustainable consumers have made, and the results that those decisions have had on their bottom lines. 


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This Accenture study includes companies such as Whole Foods Market, Hertz, Brazil’s Suzano Papel E Celulose and Kenya’s Safaricom.

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How Corporations Can Change The World (For The Better)

How Corporations Can Change The World (For The Better) | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

When your employees are working on boring tasks that don’t relate to their interests or talents, it won’t be long before many seek other opportunities. Similarly, employees who are constantly exhausted and stressed will have difficulty being innovative and creative.


They should be able to take time off and come back without resentment or difficulty. Employees should be able to migrate toward areas within the company that interest them. Those are the areas where they’re typically going to bring value and new ideas.


Companies also need to foster “emotional vitality,” which stems from company culture and relationships. Important social connections happen in the workplace, whether in-person or virtual.


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Mixing Business and Social Good Is Not A New Idea

Mixing Business and Social Good Is Not A New Idea | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

More and more business schools are building programs to support students who want to do business while doing good. In addition, companies are rebuilding their recruiting processes to attract top talent that cares less about financial rewards and more about social impact. It seems like every day I see a new blog post from a thinker or business leader discussing how to innovate a process or build a whole new business model to make a profit and a difference. One key theme in these conversations, even if unspoken, is that this is a new, unexplored territory for both entrepreneurs and established businesses.

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Having a sense of purpose in life may increase lifespan

Having a sense of purpose in life may increase lifespan | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

Past studies have indicated that many factors may help prolong life; eating nuts every day, increasing fiber intake and getting married are among a few.


Now, new research suggests that having a "sense of purpose" in life may help us live longer, regardless of what age that purpose is found.



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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, May 18, 6:36 AM

Giver your life a meaning/ direction today!!

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Collaborative Economy Honeycomb

Collaborative Economy Honeycomb | Dare Care Share | Scoop.it

The Collaborative Economy enables people to efficiently get what they need from each other. They use powerful technologies that enable Crowdfunding, Peer-to-Peer lending, the Maker Movement, and the Sharing Economy. If you look closely, the crowd is becoming like a company: self funding, designing, producing, and sharing what they already have.

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