This is a great interview with the former CEO of Campbell, Nabisco, General Mills and Kraft talks about how corporate transformation happens when you have engaged leadership who believe and live the transformation giving the rest of the company something to emulate.
He points to big changes like transitioning “executive compensation [to] longer-term goals. A major share of a leader’s salary was linked to long-term compensation, based on Campbell’s total shareholder returns versus a peer group of companies, over a rolling three-year period. That kept people sufficiently focused on the future. I think that kind of balance needs to find its way more fully into the corporate sector. Yes, people need to be rewarded in the short term; they have bills to pay. But they also need to be sufficiently dispassionate about everyday issues, so that they can build a greater company tomorrow as well.”
Finally, he talks about the necessity for a strong social responsibility platform. It builds a strong reputation which in turn has positive impacts on employee engagement and marketplace performance.
Is it really that surprising that this is the most watched video on TED?
Even if you have seen this video it’s worth watching again. If you haven’t it’s DEFINITELY worth watching for the first time!
Fun, light read! And, informative.
Love this story. Especially this part:
“She approached one of the forklift operators, who was also on his coffee break and they struck up a conversation. She asked the fellow what it was that he did there in the factory. The forklift operator replied, “I come to work each day and save the planet.” When she asked him what he meant, he told her about his role in the company to reduce waste and save raw materials, and how this ultimately made the planet better for his children.”
After watching Ray Anderson give his TED talk it’s no surprise his employees believe they are making the world a better place. Might want to have a box of tissues near by.
Open source at its most open!
“…Beck’s latest project is a uniquely ambitious and imaginative endeavor. …Beck will issue a new collection of songs not in recorded form, but as 20 booklets containing sheet music for others to play.”
This Affecting 45-Second Video Explains the Uphill Battle Young Female Athletes Face | Olympics on GOOD
“It’s been forty years since the passage of Title IX, which enforced equal opportunity for women to athletic opportunities in academic institutions. While parity on the professional sports level remains elusive, Time has dubbed London 2012 “The Year of the Woman”. Every one of the 204 delegations include a female athlete, and the U.S. delegation for the first time ever boasts more women than men (and they’re bringing home nearly twice as many medals). That’s pretty remarkable given that we still have a cacophony of advertisers working hard to tell girls that they’re not attractive enough and that their primary concern should be fixing every imaginable aesthetic shortcoming.”