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Stakeholder Capitalism: Converting Declarations into Deeds | Hal Movius

Last month the chief executives of 181 global corporations declared, in a statement through the Business Roundtable, a commitment to stakeholder capitalism – a belief that a corporation or business must exist not only to create value for shareholders, but also for stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, employees, and the communities in which they work. It was [...]

Hal Movius quoted by Harvard Program on Negotiation

As the world becomes more digital, educators are increasingly using video to teach complex behaviors and ideas in the classroom.  The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School invited Hal Movius to discuss this topic, citing him as "a pioneer in developing corporate video-based negotiation scenarios [who] has created a number of videos to help [...]

2019-03-18T17:04:49-04:00 Categories: Blog, In The Media|Tags: |

The Power of Active-Constructive Responding | Hal Movius

Psychologist John Gottman has been researching relationships for more than four decades, and in recent years the popular media have taken notice of his findings. Accounts of his work have often emphasized the four “horsemen” in communication patterns that signal trouble for marriages: criticism, defensiveness, stonewalling, and contempt. But we sometimes lose sight of the [...]

2018-04-25T21:14:53-04:00 Categories: Blog, Our Thinking|Tags: |

Why We Need Courage Now, More Than Ever | Hal Movius

Ethics is a hot topic these days, and (sadly) for good reason. There is little sign that greater emphasis on ethics and compliance has led tobetter behavior, at least judging from recent headlines.  Ethicalsystems.org is an inspiring organization that is trying to understand how to foster more effective ways to promote ethical reasoning and action. [...]

2018-03-26T09:34:47-04:00 Categories: Blog, Our Thinking|Tags: |

Is Mindfulness Effective? | Hal Movius

Do you practice mindfulness? Here’s an interesting piece questioning the evidence that it is effective.  On the other hand, this interesting counter piece argues that mindfulness can and should be a prelude to action. Here’s how I think about it: mindfulness is an emotion-focused coping strategy (one that tries to help us escape or modify [...]

2018-03-26T09:23:17-04:00 Categories: Blog, Our Thinking|Tags: |

Building Resolve to Engage with Political Adversaries | Hal Movius

Much will be written about the 2016 Presidential election. Its outcome signaled a realignment in political coalitions but also reflected an increasingly balkanized information environment, with people reading and watching sources that reinforced their beliefs and emotions. For some people in America – at least half, if the polls are right – the morning of 11/9 [...]

2018-03-26T09:16:47-04:00 Categories: Blog, Our Thinking|Tags: |

“Rude” Behaviors in the Workplace | Joanna Chango

A New York Times article this week described reportedly common rude behaviors in the workplace. More and more people are recognizing that how we behave toward one another in key conversations and meetings can impact performance, efficiency, job satisfaction, and health. Yet previous research done by Jim Coan, John Gottman and others suggests that some [...]

2018-03-26T09:05:51-04:00 Categories: Blog, Our Thinking|Tags: |