Author: Jr, Charles O. HollidayPublish On: 2017-10-19
This is especially true in efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, where business-like approaches, such as the development of carbon trading, offer workable solutions to policy-makers.
Author: Jr, Charles O. Holliday
Category: Business & Economics
Ten years on from the Rio Earth Summit, world leaders will gather again in Johannesburg for the World Summit on Sustainable Development in September. As planetary anxieties about globalization, poverty and climate change grow, where does the international business community stand? Are they a barrier to change or an engine for it? One outcome of Rio was Changing Course, the hugely influential book by Swiss industrialist Stephan Schmidheiny, which argued that business needed to be part of the solution to global environmental degradation. Now, Schmidheiny has joined with fellow prime movers in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD – the key business organization focusing on policy research and development in this crucial area), Chad Holliday, Chairman and CEO of DuPont; and Philip Watts, Chairman of Shell; to spell out the real business case for addressing sustainable development as a key strategic issue. The results are ground-breaking. For the first time, leading industrialists are arguing that not only is sustainable development good for business, the solving of environmental and social problems is essential for future growth. Drawing on a wealth of case studies and personal interviews from business leaders operating around the world, Walking the Talk clearly demonstrates that the vanguard who have operationalized leading-edge environmental and social initiatives are benefiting in a myriad of ways that benefit the bottom line – and the planet. The book argues that the time for rhetoric is over. The business of business has changed. Even more remarkably, the authors insist that a global partnership – between governments, business and civil society – is essential, if accelerating moves towards globalization are to maximize opportunities for all – especially the world's poor. As Chad Holliday recently stated in an address to the United Nations: "Given existing technology and products, for all six billion people on the planet to live like the average American, we would require the equivalent of three planet Earths to provide the material, create the energy and dispose of the waste." Such an option is evidently not available and the book argues that far more eco-efficient and socially equitable modes of development must be pursued in order to allow poorer nations to raise their standards of living. The solution provided by Walking the Talk is to mobilize markets in favour of sustainability, leveraging the power of innovation and global markets for the benefits of everyone – not just the developed world. This means a further liberalization of the market-a move that would be condemned by anti-globalization protestors. Yet, as the authors argue, business cannot succeed in failing societies. When the global market fails poor countries, where most of the world's people live, it will also eventually fail business. Subsidies for rich countries' products and tariffs against poor countries' products do not constitute a "free" market, or one that best serves people or business. Similarly, governments cannot subsidize fossil fuels or water and expect businesses, or ordinary citizens, to use them efficiently. So, a new, fair and equitable market is needed. A market that can work for all. The authors therefore call on protestors against globalization to stop protesting against the market and instead to campaign instead against the perverse policies that impoverish people and their environment. Walking the Talk explores the opportunities and challenges inherent in eco-efficiency (producing more with less), corporate social responsibility, and a transparent, "wired" world where reputations can be irreversibly damaged – or enhanced – in real time. It also devotes a chapter to ways in which corporations can and must "learn to change". It examines the new partnerships needed among companies, governments, and civil society to produce real change, and the ways in which these alliances can work for all concerned. And it argues that consumer choice and consumer information should be encouraged as a positive force for sustainable development. Only what is valued is carefully used and so creating markets for environmental goods and services may be the best way to protect scarce resources. This is especially true in efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, where business-like approaches, such as the development of carbon trading, offer workable solutions to policy-makers. Whether small, medium or large, all businesses must innovate and change to meet the social and environmental challenges of the coming years. Walking the Talk provides a broad set of proven roadmaps to success as well as real-life inspiration for business to embrace the real challenge – to build a global economy that works for all the world's people.
What makes a great teacher? If anyone has a stake in that question, it's a professor whose duty it is to educate the teachers of tomorrow. Far beyond cramming would-be teachers' heads with the latest theory and practical applications, an education professor needs to impart the skills and values that will lead future teachers to succeed in the classroom and make an impact on their students. Using specific courses and personal reflections as springboards for discussion, 25 professors from the Faculty of Education at Nipissing University share what they consider paramount in the education of future teachers. They also speak with candour of the experiences that have shaped their own philosophies and practice. Each one of these narratives addresses a question important to both pre-service and practicing teachers alike: How do life experiences shape a teacher?
Two experts explain how anyone can bring their people practices in sync with their missions, visions, and values--and walk the talk.
Author: Eric Lee Harvey
Publisher: The Walk The Talk Company
Two experts explain how anyone can bring their people practices in sync with their missions, visions, and values--and walk the talk. The authors translate difficult concepts and corporate contradictions into personal convictions readers can use in everyday lives, and offer timeless strategy for translating corporate philosophy into policies and actual practices.
A new, fully revised edition. The culture of an organisation can mean the difference between success and failure. Leaders cast long shadows, and if you want to change the culture you have to walk the talk. This book shows you how.
Author: Carolyn Taylor
Publisher: Random House
Category: Business & Economics
A new, fully revised edition. The culture of an organisation can mean the difference between success and failure. Leaders cast long shadows, and if you want to change the culture you have to walk the talk. This book shows you how. Walking the Talk covers everything from measuring corporate culture to changing people's behaviour (including your own) and describes in detail six archetypes of company culture: Achievement, Customer-Centric, One-Team, Innovative, People-First and Greater-Good. Packed with fascinating examples and case histories, and drawing extensively on Carolyn Taylor's twenty years' experience of building great cultures, it will give you the confidence to build a culture of success in your own organisation.
This book argues that we should regard walking and talking in a single rhythmic vision.
Author: Marc Shell
Category: LITERARY CRITICISM
This book argues that we should regard walking and talking in a single rhythmic vision. In doing so, it contributes to the theory of prosody, our understanding of respiration and looking, and, in sum, to the particular links, across the board, between the human characteristics of bipedal walking and meaningful talk. The author first introduces the philosophical, neurological, anthropological, and aesthetic aspects of the subject in historical perspective, then focuses on rhetoric and introduces a tension between the small and large issues of rhythm. He thereupon turns his attention to the roles of breathing in poetry--as a life-and-death matter, with attention to beats and walking poems. This opens onto technical concepts from the classical traditions of rhetoric and philology. Turning to the relationship between prosody and motion, he considers both animals and human beings as both ostensibly able-bodied creatures and presumptively disabled ones. Finally, he looks at dancing and writing as aspects of walking and talking, with special attention to motion in Arabic and Chinese calligraphy. The final chapters of the book provide a series of interrelated representative case studies.
Dr Cheryl Doig provides the context for learning walks, based on a strong foundation of professional learning communities, relational trust and shared leadership.
Author: Cheryl Doig
"The learning walk process described in this resource is based on a Futures Learning Walk Process (FLeW), a process where the future needs of learning both within and beyond the organisation are considered." --p.4.Explains the concept of future learning walks as a tool to enhance powerful learning for the future. It outlines the process of walking through learning environments in ways that encourage deep thinking about learning and teaching. Dr Cheryl Doig provides the context for learning walks, based on a strong foundation of professional learning communities, relational trust and shared leadership. Learning walks protocols are co-constructed within the school context using the process of forming the foundations for the walks, determining the focus, undertaking the footwork, following up and considering the steps for the future.
Packed with powerful strategies and tips to cultivate world-class customer service, this handbook promises to be the answer to getting everyone "Walking The Customer Service Talk" and building a reputation of service integrity.
Author: Eric Lee Harvey
Publisher: The Walk The Talk Company
Category: Business & Economics
180 Ways To Walk The Customer Service Talk is the resource you'll want to read and distribute to every person in your organization. Packed with powerful strategies and tips to cultivate world-class customer service, this handbook promises to be the answer to getting everyone "Walking The Customer Service Talk" and building a reputation of service integrity. At its low price, if everyone adopts just a few ideas to help ensure customers come back again, this book will pay for itself. All employees at every level of the organization need this powerful guide ... from front line employees, to call center representatives, sales people, telemarketers, managers, client services and marketing teams.
Justine McKeen continues on her quest to save the world one person at a time when she comes up with a plan to deal with problem of too many cars idling in front of her school every day. green school projects, humor, diversity, walking ...
Author: Sigmund Brouwer
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Justine McKeen continues on her quest to save the world one person at a time when she comes up with a plan to deal with problem of too many cars idling in front of her school every day.
Co - Author of The One Minute Manager “ This engaging story should help all of
us to better walk our talk and live by our lofty missions . " Stephen R. Covey ,
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Walking the Talk Heaven or Hell? Every person has that decision to make. Choosing Jesus as your Lord and Savior is the only way to Heaven. As believers, we have the opportunity every day to lead our lives in a way to impact those around us. We may be the only Bible some folks read. Grab your Bible and join us. We'll focus on the Lord and growing together. Our goal is leading a lifestyle that meets people where they are at daily. Where we can share Jesus and His love with them. Who are you bringing with you? God is Great!
This study suggests changes for one midwestern university campus to benefit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, their straight counterparts, the faculty/staff and the campus as a whole.
Author: Nicole M. Milliren
Category: Sexual minority college students
This study suggests changes for one midwestern university campus to benefit gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students, their straight counterparts, the faculty/staff and the campus as a whole. This paper will discuss programs and activitiesthat currently occur and also make suggestions for implementing new ideas.