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The Classic Pamela Positive: Thoughts from Peter Drucker

1. Build only on your islands of health and strength.

2. Only deal with people who are receptive to what you are trying to do.

3. Only start projects that will make a significant difference if you are successful.

4. Don’t try to build a business; build an organization.

5. Don’t subsidize failure; subsidize success.

6. Don’t try to fix things that are flawed in their concept.  Replace them with a superior concept that works.

7.  The only way to perpetuate a new idea is to make it the norm.

Peter Drucker (1909-2005) was an influential writer on management theory.  He wrote 39 books, which have been translated into 30 languages.  Among his best known books are Concept of the Corporation, The Effective Executive, and Post-Capitalist Society.

The Classic Pamela Positive: Thoughts from Peter Drucker

1. Build only on your islands of health and strength.

2. Only deal with people who are receptive to what you are trying to do.

3. Only start projects that will make a significant difference if you are successful.

4. Don’t try to build a business; build an organization.

5. Don’t subsidize failure; subsidize success.

6. Don’t try to fix things that are flawed in their concept.  Replace them with a superior concept that works.

7.  The only way to perpetuate a new idea is to make it the norm.

Peter Drucker (1909-2005) was an influential writer on management theory.  He wrote 39 books, which have been translated into 30 languages.  Among his best known books are Concept of the Corporation, The Effective Executive, and Post-Capitalist Society.

The Classic Pamela Positive: Why Do Unto Others is Timeless

Do Unto Others is from ancient times.  Hearing different versions from philosophers and religious leaders make us realize the commonality of Truth.  What a wonderful way to tie the world together!

Day 7:

“None of you truly have the faith if you do not desire for your brother that which you desire for yourself.”

Muhammad, 6th century A.D.

This is the seventh part of a multi-part series, sharing a quote from a new philosopher each day. Read yesterday’s post here and come back tomorrow for the next quote!

The Classic Pamela Positive: Why Do Unto Others is Timeless

Do Unto Others is from ancient times.  Hearing different versions from philosophers and religious leaders make us realize the commonality of Truth.  What a wonderful way to tie the world together!

Day 4:

“May I do unto others as I would that they should do unto me.”

Plato, 5th century B.C.

This is the third part of a multi-part series, sharing a quote from a new philosopher each day. Read yesterday’s post here and come back tomorrow for the next quote!

The Classic Pamela Positive: Why Do Unto Others is Timeless

Do Unto Others is from ancient times.  Hearing different versions from philosophers and religious leaders make us realize the commonality of Truth.  What a wonderful way to tie the world together!

Day 2:

Hurt not others with that which pains thyself.”

Buddha, 6th century B.C.

This is the second part of a multi-part series, sharing a quote from a new philosopher each day.  Come back tomorrow for the next quote!

One of the Most Important Reasons Why You Can Help Ethiopia: the 13%

If you want to help this holiday, Ethiopia is not too far a reach.  Ethiopia has one of the largest populations of orphans in the world.  They might not be in your backyard, but 13% of Ethiopian children are missing one or both parents.  One in six Ethiopian children are orphans.

No matter what your station in life, you can help provide them support:

For $25, feed a child for a month.
For $50, keep a child smiling with dental care.
For $100, support summer arts programs.
For $800, care for a child for a year.

Help Ethiopian children be healthy and happy this holiday season by providing them the support they need.  Reach across the world, with an issue that is close to home with all of us, the preciousness of family.

Global Trends in How Companies Are Engaging Their Workforce

This is a recent communication I sent out to our CSR Enthusiasts. Exciting to see how companies are engaged, and getting their employees engaged!

Dear CSR Enthusiasts,

In keeping with providing you with trends in the CSR landscape, I wanted to provide you some valuable information from a few different CSR sources.   This information can help you benchmark your programs in general. It can also help you with the following:

1) Future CSR Strategy.   Determining your future CSR strategy and programs

2) Current CSR Unique Value Proposition.  Understanding why you have invested in certain CSR programs, even if they are not “the most popular.”  (It is not always a bad thing to have different programs; it depends on your product, your goals, your industry.  In addition, it could well separate you from the competition.)

3) Current and/or Future CSR Program Justification.  Should executives questions your decisions or ask for justification, you can point to the trends that the following programs are the most successful, and that the company engages in them.  Or, it can be used to put forth why a new program should be adopted.

I. MOST SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS:

The most successful domestic employee volunteer programs included:

  • Dollars for Doers.
  • Paid-Release Time.
  • Company-Wide Day of Services.

The three most successful international employee-volunteer programs were:

  • Paid-Release Time.
  • Company-Wide Day of Service.
  • Dollars for Doers and Employee Recognition Awards (Tie).

II. TRENDS IN OFFERINGS:

The following programs saw the largest increase in the number of companies offering it:

Domestic Offerings:

  • Family Volunteering (10 additional companies).
  • Paid-Release Time (5 additional companies).

International Offering:

  • Paid-Release Time (7 additional companies).
  • Dollars for Doers (5 additional companies).
  • Team Grants (4 additional companies).

I hope this information is helpful to you.  Thank you for being leaders in the realm of Global CSR.

Warm Regards,

Pamela