A New Perspective On Time

In the business world we are living in, it can seem like there is never enough time. We are 24/7 connected, spinning plates in multiple contexts. As a CEO, pressures from the Board, supply chain, customers, the market, and the need to report growth every quarter, all contribute to a sense of not having enough […]

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CEO Excellence: Building Trust

In CEO Excellence, the authors Dewar, Keller and Malhorta, who are senior partners at McKinsey & Company, tackle a complicated mandate in a thorough way. We’d like to discuss some aspects of their project here, adding our own insights as well. The book came into being because there were few resources about what a CEO […]

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What’s In A Name? Why Are We The HuPerson Project?

We’d like to talk a little about the striking title we’ve chosen for our approach to doing business differently. Let’s start with “person.” Initially, the word meant to “sing through,” meaning that an actor wearing a mask could be heard on stage. This way of distinguishing the individual gradually came to mean a human being. […]

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A New Mindset

In our first insight piece, we featured the elusive nightingale, a rare creature of beauty, being pursued by the king’s courtiers. Unfortunately, the courtiers had no idea what the nightingale sounded like, so how could they find her? In my experience as CEO, this is familiar to me. I have seen leaders seek to position […]

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Inquiry As An Antidote

What methods will make a difference? How will you get to know the potential of your business more fully? And how will that knowing help the planet? Our world is not well, and this is becoming an evermore complex problem with the speed of change only accentuating and accelerating the dilemma. Inquiry is a potential […]

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays! Our holiday month of December includes lots of ways to celebrate and to reflect on the ways we participate in the winter season. Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, in the Jewish tradition, takes place from nightfall on Thursday, Dec. 7 to nightfall on Friday, Dec. 15. The winter solstice, which means “the […]

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What’s the Role of Freedom in Business?

Freedom and business may seem like the odd couple. And yet, paradoxically, it is being free from old habits of mind and free from “business as usual” that will give leaders a new vantage point from which to direct their company. Business as usual can include not only old habits of mind, but also accustomed […]

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Can’t I Figure This Out On My Own?

It can be hard to hear the call of the future amidst the din of fads and outmoded business practices. The future is often like the elusive nightingale. According to the folk tale, a Chinese emperor is complimented on the presence of a nightingale in his court. Embarrassed because he has never heard it, he […]

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