Business Lessons from a Quiet Gardener

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September 7, 2012

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Business Lessons from a Quiet Gardener

When people go to work they shouldn’t have to leave their hearts at home.

– Betty Bender –

Business Lessons from a Quiet Gardener

William Rosenzweig is a strong voice in the field of ethical business. Much of his inspiration in the corporate world comes from a seemingly unlikely place — the garden. “A gardener sees the world as a system of interdependent parts – where healthy, sustaining relationships are essential to the vitality of the whole. In business this has translated for me into the importance of developing agreements and partnerships where vision and values, purpose and intent are explicitly articulated, considered and aligned among all stakeholders of an enterprise – customers, employees, suppliers, shareholders, and the broader community and natural environment.” Read more excerpts from the acceptance speech of this “quiet gardener” for the Oslo Business for Peace Award. { read more }

Be The Change

Take a moment to observe or engage in the natural world today. What lessons can be extended to your areas of work?

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