Top Thinkers: Our Guest Editors Speak Out

by RaeAnne Marsh

With New Year’s resolutions in place, it’s always tempting to contemplate how the coming year will play out. In Business Magazine has no crystal ball to make predictions, but we dare to offer some perspective into 2017 as we turn to our past Guest Editors — recognized leaders in our community — to share their… [More]

Governor Doug Ducey, the State of Arizona

from Doug Ducey

The start of a new year is traditionally the time we step back — if only for a moment — from our daily routines to take stock of where we are heading and what opportunities the new year may hold in store. Arizonans have a lot to look forward to in 2017 — and the… [More]

Global Businesses and HR Leaders Are Failing to Deliver Future Leaders

by Anthony Abbatiello

Given constantly changing market dynamics, new technologies, shifting government regulations and evolving customer expectations, leaders must understand and respond effectively to seismic shifts that affect their businesses. Traditional leadership development programs are failing to deliver collaborative and visionary business leaders, according to new research from Bersin by Deloitte entitled “High-Impact Leadership: The New Leadership Maturity Model.”… [More]

Leadership in the Era of Digital Disruption

by Dushyant Sukhija

The rapid advancement of technology continues to change the world — and the marketplace — faster than many businesses can keep up with, disrupting all their plans and threatening to render them obsolete. It may be time for business leaders to take the initiative and start doing a little disrupting of their own. In this… [More]

Quantifying Love in Business

by Jonathan Cottrell

In this age of analytics, big data, business intelligence and data science, it is commonly understood that one must measure something if one wishes to manage it. Simple enough. But when it comes to something that is explicitly qualitative — a healthy, loving business culture — how might a leader go about quantifying the impact… [More]

Motivating the Ethical Choice

by Gregory P. Hawkins and Lonn Litchfield

When we give public presentations on Corruption, Ethics or Leadership, we often begin with some version of a moral hypothetical. The exercise turns out exactly the same no matter the group. A father takes his only child into the state school board building where she will be tested to determine if she qualifies for a… [More]

A Business’s Accountability in Human Rights Violations

by Ajitav Mick Misra, Esq.

Corporate human rights abuse is a topic getting more and more visibility, and most companies today are aware of violations across the world and are keen to not promote such abuses. But how much of a duty does a company have to actively monitor whether its activities lead to human rights abuses? Do companies face… [More]

Transforming the Nonprofit

by Richard Tollefson 

When Darlene Newsom, CEO of Phoenix-based UMOM, the largest shelter for homeless families in Arizona, tackled a $25 million campaign in 2006, she — along with her board — aimed to reach more families and expand services through the creation of a new facility. What she didn’t expect were the myriad additional benefits a successful… [More]

It’s All about Meditation 

by RaeAnne Marsh

Current Meditation’s raison d’être is empowering people to tap into the benefits of meditation and use it every day to improve their quality of life. “Meditation is becoming mainstream,” says Ross Weisman, president and chief operating officer, who, with his co-founders, brings to the enterprise a combined 40-plus years of business experience. In vogue now… [More]

U.S. Health Advances — and Declines

by Mike Hunter

With employee health continuing to be an important focus for employers, recognizing the direct correlation to productivity and healthcare premiums and thus profitability, the 27th America’s Health Rankings Annual Report® recently released by United Health Foundation has both good news and bad. The report — which is prepared through an analysis of 34 measures of… [More]