What do I mean by understanding diversity and offering mutuality?

These days, there is a lot of talk about diversity – and yet I still often feel like there is limited understanding of the notion. Diversity is about more than age or gender, cultural origin (I don’t like the notion of ‘race’, as I consider it a political concept) or religious background, sexual or political […]

Attending Intl. Corporate Citizenship Conference in Boston, April 11-13

It’s been 5 years since I last attended the annual International Corporate Citizenship Conference in Boston. Thank you so much to Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship for inviting me! I got to introduce our book ‘Corporate Community Involvement: The Definitive Guide’ and got to co-facilitate a session. Saw familiar faces again (e.g. Billy Brittingham, […]

Btw, our book is out – and there’s an online discussion forum for it!

Dear all, since mid-March the book has been available in Europe, and since April 1st (no, not an April fool’s joke) in the US: Corporate Community Involvement – The Definitive Guide. You can get it through Amazon, and at Stanford University Press and at Greenleaf. Greenleaf will give you 20% off if you order directly […]

More Power to the Connectors

I loved this article by Rosabeth Moss Kanter of Harvard Business School, as I’ve always considered myself a connector. Find the full thing on http://blogs.hbr.org/kanter/2009/11/power-to-the-connectors.html – yet here are the most important excerpts: America in the 20th century was called a “society of organizations.” Formal hierarchies with clear reporting relationships gave people their position and […]