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Is Altruism Good Business? Starbucks Strives For Distinction With Integrity Move

Is Altruism Good Business? Starbucks Strives For Distinction With Integrity Move | Mgt summer | Scoop.it
If the new Starbucks policy supports their ability to become more sustainably profitable in socially responsible ways we should be applauding them, Dr. David Gruder says, instead of calling them out for a "Savvy Stunt." The move to "Conscious Capitalism," is about finding the Opportunity Sweet Spots between doing the right thing and being profitable.
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IBM Smarter PlanetVoice: Three Ways Social Networking Leads To Better Business

IBM Smarter PlanetVoice: Three Ways Social Networking Leads To Better Business | Mgt summer | Scoop.it
Are you using social networking to learn, gain knowledge, engage with experts on what interests you? Are you sharing your knowledge? If so, you are not alone. More than seven in 10 employed people are now active social networkers as Social Networking has become the Number One use of the internet. As a result of this social activity, three emerging trends are leading to better businesses.
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Movie and Entertainment Industry Outlook Is a Mixed Bag

Movie and Entertainment Industry Outlook Is a Mixed Bag | Mgt summer | Scoop.it
Michael Pachter of Wedbush Securities takes a look at stocks like Outerwall, Netflix, and Amazon.
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What is the Difference Between Management and Leadership? - Management - WSJ.com

The manager’s job is to plan, organize and coordinate. The leader’s job is to inspire and motivate. Learn the differences between management and leadership.
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leadership and management go hand in hand.

workers need managers to not just assign task but to define purpose.

managers must organize workers not just to maximize efficiency but to nature skills develop talent and inspire results.

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TemboSocial Makes Employee Motivation Everyone's Business

TemboSocial Makes Employee Motivation Everyone's Business | Mgt summer | Scoop.it
There are more effective ways to motivate employees than to give them t-shirts and coffee mugs. One way to do that is to use a social network to let everyone inside a company give people a virtual pat on the back in full view of everyone else. That's the premise behind TemboSocial’s The Hive [...]
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Is communication the problem, or teamwork?

Sometimes we can get fooled into thinking that poor communication is a problem when it’s really a symptom of something much more profound: poor organizational design that undermines the ability of people to work in teams.
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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh on the value of company culture

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh on the value of company culture | Mgt summer | Scoop.it
When Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and his partners sold LinkExchange, the Internet advertising cooperative they'd founded, to Microsoft in in 1998, it wasn't about the $265 million deal.
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