Businesses Take Action

by RaeAnne Marsh

There’s been a growing movement of Conscious Capitalism and, in Arizona, the passage of a benefit corporation law. It’s all part of the increased attention to corporate social responsibility. Business extends into every aspect of people’s lives and touches every point on our planet. Many businesses have come to take on a responsibility to forces… [More]

Brian Mueller, Grand Canyon University

from Brian Mueller

Corporate social responsibility is rooted in a basic biblical and societal principle — to love our neighbor as ourselves. But before there can be charity, there must be prosperity. Free-market principles have brought more people out of poverty than any other economic idea in history. It creates the opportunity to form companies that generate jobs… [More]

Community Responsibility

by Rick McCartney

Giving back is here to stay, but companies that incorporate giving and social responsibility with their mission and way of doing business are seeing a ripple effect that exponentially improves the community around them, employee morale and, in many cases, profitability. The words “corporate social responsibility” are more than buzz words for doing great. There… [More]

Death of the Performance Appraisal?

by Bob Kelleher

A growing body of data suggests that the traditional annual or twice-yearly performance appraisal may have outlived its usefulness. Today, information is both transparent and instantaneous, goals are mutable, and organizations of all kinds are ditching the paper trail. The problems with performance appraisals are wide-ranging. Not only do they frame the conversation in a… [More]

Historically Successful Leadership

by RaeAnne Marsh

As Gordon Leidner notes in his introduction to The Leadership Secrets of Hamilton and the Founding Fathers, “the Founding Fathers’ adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights was the most revolutionary demonstration of leadership in American political history. … It was not because of the political unanimity… [More]

Employers vs Employees on Social Media Posts

by Tophas Anderson IV and Tamara Cook

Social media is increasingly ubiquitous in the corporate world. From marketing campaigns to talent acquisition, today there is at least some social media component in almost everything a successful company does. Yet, despite the prominent role social media plays in modern business, it retains something of its origins among college students and garage bands. The… [More]

Quiet Does Not Mean Silent

by Richard Tollefson 

Today’s comprehensive fundraising campaigns often include a quiet phase before going public. But what does quiet really mean to executives who sit on nonprofit boards? “The quiet phase is really about growing your circle of influence every quarter and progressively amplifying what you are doing to achieve your strategic plan,” says Lori Bachand, Sacramento State’s… [More]

Eric Miller: Riding the Wave of 3-D Printing 

by Linda Capcara

Flash back to 1994, and you could probably fit everyone outside of the aerospace sector in Phoenix who knew about numerical simulation and 3-D printers around one dining room table. While the technology has now entered the mainstream, that wasn’t the case back when Eric Miller and his partners were launching PADT (Phoenix Analysis & Design… [More]

Stress Relief where Tech and Healthcare Intersect

by Mike Hunter

Buzzies is a new wearable technology that can reduce a person’s stress in as few as 30 seconds. Created by neuropsychologist Amy Serin, Ph.D., and launched last December by her Phoenix-based company The Touchpoint Solution, these non-invasive devices use patent-pending neuroscience technology to not only relieve stress and anxiety but improve focus and performance, reduce cravings,… [More]

Homes Are Getting Wired Up

by David Racich

Due to the type of progressive technologies out there, there is no limit to a “smart” home. Smart technology can now be added anywhere without ripping open a wall or ceiling. The technology that enables this has to do with not only how the user communicates with the it, but, more importantly, how the pieces… [More]