Two statements by Peter Drucker 

In May 3’s Fortune CEO Daily (http://www.fortune.com/2017/05/02/ceo-daily-tuesday-2nd-may/) Alan Murray quotes two statements by Peter Drucker that I want to re-quote here, because I find them of high relevance in an environment where CSR is too often merely seen as an important marketing tool to redirect attention from otherwise not so responsible business practices: 

“It is management’s public responsibility to make whatever is genuinely in the public good become the enterprise’s own self-interest.”

“The proper social responsibility of business is to tame the dragon – that is, to turn a social problem into economic opportunity and economic benefit, into productive capacity, into human competence, into well-paid jobs, and into wealth.” 

I think in a nutshell these two beautiful quotes actually provide essential strategic guidance for any entrepreneurial activity in the context of sustainable management. 

Sustainable management and leadership – body mind synergy coaching in Hamburg, Germany

Every endeavor in the field of sustainability starts with oneself. Since “a journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step,” the unfolding and fostering of a sustainable physical and mental foundation in oneself is an absolute prerequisite of a truly meaningful sustainability journey. This is why and how I work with Chinese movement traditions.

For more details about my body mind synergy coaching and Chinese martial arts / Qigong trainings — not only in Hamburg, Germany — take a look at my tao moves website: www.tao-moves.com

“The Mind Business”

If only more companies would truly make mindfulness a core of their actions! Just read a recent Financial Times article by David Gelles with the following subtitle:
“Yoga, meditation, ‘mindfulness’ – why some of the west’s biggest companies are embracing eastern spirituality”

Here is the link to the article and a comment by Dr. Shi Bisset and me:
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/d9cb7940-ebea-11e1-985a-00144feab49a.html#comment-2826731

Three recent surveys regarding sustainability:

Here are three surveys regarding sustainability I recently read that I find worth sharing:

Berns, Maurice, Andrew Townend, Zayna Khayat and others. “The Business of Sustainability: Imperatives, Advantages, and Actions.” Strategic Planning Publications. Boston, MA, USA: The Boston Consulting Group, September 2009. (http://www.bcg.com/expertise_impact/capabilities/strategy/strategic_planning/publicationdetails.aspx?id=tcm:12-29484)

Bonini, Sheila, Stephan Görner, Alissa Jones. “How Companies Manage Sustainability.” McKinsey Global Survey Results. McKinsey & Company, 2010. (https://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/How_companies_manage_sustainability_McKinsey_Global_Survey_results__2558)

Riddleberger, Eric and Jeffrey Hittner. “Leading a Sustainable Enterprise: Leveraging Insight and Information to Act.” IBM Institute for Business Value Study. Somers, NY, USA: IBM Global Services, June 2009. (http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/gbs/bus/html/csr-study-2009.html)

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Interesting interview about the Presidio School of Management on GreenBiz.com:

“The Presidio and the Evolution of the Green MBA”

GreenBizz.com Executive Editor Joel Makower talks to Seyed M. Amiry, Presidio President and CEO, January 8, 2010
(http://www.greenbiz.com/podcast/2010/01/11/presidio-and-evolution-green-mba)

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