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By Joseph Williams | News about faith and business and how people see them intertwining.

The Hard Truth About Good Leadership

If you think back to your childhood and the unique dynamic of playground politics, you’ll probably remember everyone jockeying to be “the leader.” I know that in my experience, everyone always wanted to be in charge and tell the others what to do.<p>This desire to be “in charge” is the modern …

Leadership

Tech for good: returns for noble pursuits

Tech for good: returns for noble pursuits<p>In a year when Silicon Valley’s Finest have gone toe-to-toe with Trump over various reforms, tech for good …

Why Culture Doesn't Just Beat Strategy, It Must Be The Strategy

Culture – and its application to strategy and results – is now a core focus of great organizations that “get it.” Volumes of research from global consulting firms coupled with my own experiences as a business owner and consultant point to the fundamental belief that there is a distinct correlation …

Leadership

Why Management Needs Philosophers

Underlying the practice and study of business is the belief that management is a science and that business decisions must be driven by rigorous analysis of data. The explosion of big data has reinforced this idea. In a recent EY survey, 81% of executives said they believed that “data should be at …

Scientific Method

How can we create a better life for everyone?

Why is equality still so elusive, while inequality is seen as normal and almost inevitable? We interview the greatest economic minds in the world, as …

Equality

United Airlines Has Fake Values

By now, everyone knows what United Airlines did this week. But most people don’t know why. Oh sure, there’s been a lot of talk on algorithms and …

Airlines
Donald Trump

Why We’re Seeing So Many Corporate Scandals

Virtually every 21st century business scandal is reducible to a morality tale of a technology that allows us to do things we couldn’t before, coupled with major institutional failures that were enabled by failures of omission and commission of corporate leaders.<p>Consider the major, self-inflicted …

Management

The gig economy is here to stay. So making it fairer must be a priority

As the number of workers living in poverty grows, is it possible to have an ethically driven system?<p>What to do about today’s capitalism? As ever, it is the bearer of the modern, the change agent whose innovations are welcome even as its social effects are deplored. It reinvents our lives with …

Sharing Economy

Corporate Ethics In The Era Of Millennials

Corporate social responsibility has been added to the growing list of demands that investors, customers and employees present to companies.<p>In 2015, 81 percent of Fortune 500 companies published sustainability reports, up from 20 percent in 2011, according to a report released by the Governance & …

Business owner uses technology to give back to God

<b>Scott Moore</b>, co-founder of <b>Trident Technology Solutions</b>, was attending a weekly Bible study with several local business owners when he began to feel …

Faith
Faith

You’re Never Done Finding Purpose at Work

Do you dread going into the office Monday morning? Maybe a new boss has entered the equation, creating a rift between how you once felt and how you now feel. Perhaps your company has recently been acquired, changing the culture. Maybe you simply have outgrown your role and are bored to tears in …

Careers

Creative strategies for business and social impact

<b>By: David Gustave</b><p>Plenty of people can make money. Some can create social change. Doing both requires real creativity, but that's where great business people should be aiming.<p>Making change happen is not an individual pursuit. My vision is to bring other businesses into a brave new world where their …

Leadership

12 Habits Of Genuine People

There’s an enormous amount of research suggesting that emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs.<p>People with high EQs make $29,000 more annually than …

Emotional Intelligence

NYT burnishes Seattle’s reputation for world-changing nonprofits, fueled by tech money

It goes without saying that Paul Allen and Bill Gates had an enormous impact on Seattle. But their influence on the region goes beyond Microsoft and …

Can we trust robots to make moral decisions?

Last week, Microsoft inadvertently revealed the difficulty of creating moral robots. Chatbot Tay, designed to speak like a teenage girl, turned into a Nazi-loving racist after less than 24 hours on Twitter. “Repeat after me, Hitler did nothing wrong,” she said, after interacting with various …

Intelligence

Values Don't Matter Unless You're Living Them

When we talk about company values, we’re often having the same conversation over and over again. We toss around words like community, respect, and integrity, and then we slide right back into our traditional habits and practices, not always in alignment with those words. As leaders, we must …

Leadership
Corruption

Why My Startup Shouldn’t Choose Between Money And Mission

We sometimes feel torn between growing our business & honoring our values. But without our values, we’re less likely to reach profitability.<p>By almost any standards the startup in which I’m involved, Purple Carrot, has had a successful six weeks since our relaunch. We’re shipping more meals every …

Startups

Robots are going to bring manufacturing back to the US — and that's not necessarily a good thing

The robot revolution will completely transform a number of industries by streamlining everything from finance to manufacturing.<p>It will also significantly drive down labor costs, which means companies that have shipped jobs overseas are increasingly bringing operations back to US soil — with …

Robots

Seattle’s Santa gets kicked to the curb in corporate takeover

For 73 years, Santa has been a fixture in downtown Seattle, in large part because of one tiny Ballard company you’ve probably never heard of. But …

Seattle

Google's 'Don't be evil' creed disappears as company morphs into Alphabet

Alphabet employees should still 'do the right thing'<p>For Google, with a new parent company comes a new code of conduct, and there's a pretty noticeable change. The search company's famous creed — "don't be evil" — is absent from Alphabet's new code of conduct.<p>The new code of conduct was published on …

Google

6 tips for strong organizational ethics

From serving clients to raising funds to managing staff, running a nonprofit can be difficult even before factoring in ethics and …

Ethics

CEOs should think twice before putting on a brave face

In the wake of a scandal, CEOs should think twice before putting on a brave face. New research finds that showing sadness in your facial expression …

Most Meaningful Jobs - And What They Pay

Many college students aren’t looking for jobs with the highest pay. Instead, they dream of applying their talents, making an impact, and leaving a …

Epic CEO to donate 99 percent of fortune

Epic founder Judy Faulkner is one of the latest billionaires to sign on to The Giving Pledge, the initiative launched by Bill Gates and Warren …

Wealth