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We often think of a term such as “social responsibility” in highfalutin ways, associating it with grand mission statements about corporate ethics, community involvement, and safeguarding the environment.
But a bunch of Virginia auto shops led by Quality Auto Paint and Body gave us a lesson in what it really means: After learning that the car of area college student Jordan Allison had been vandalized repeatedly, including the “keying” of anti-gay slurs on its side, these businesses worked together to give the vehicle a major facelift and upgrade.
Do you know anyone in South Africa I should meet? I'm going to Cape Town and Jo'burg, South Africa next month. I am speaking at this conference:
Kim will be in South Africa, doing a series of events. This is one of them.
19-21 September - Cape Town, South Africa
It’s a balancing act...
Reprinted from Lawyers Weekly, Australia
4 July, 2012
This article was published in the Canadian Lawyers Weekly in June, 2012. PDF of the actual article is attached.
Not long ago, I was speaking to a professional responsibility class at a law school in Ontario. The students were asked: Do you believe it is possible to make a difference in the world, earn a good living, and have a satisfying personal and professional life?
The looks on their faces spoke volumes. The answer was clearly no. “Two out of three?” I asked. A few hands went up, somewhat reluctantly.
I’ve been giving some thought to the personal qualities of the many bosses I’ve worked for, going back to high school and extending to the present day. A handful stand out as being especially good, and I’ve come to realize that they shared a lot of positive characteristics. Here goes:
1. They all were very hard workers. They didn’t preach a work ethic; they exemplified it.
2. Interestingly, not one was charismatic or dazzling in terms of personality. And yet, they inspired others and led effectively in their own ways.