Author Archives: Deborah Mills-Scofield

Every Business Is (Or Should Be) a Social Business

I believe the distinction between social and non-social business is a false dichotomy. And yet, it’s one we continually want to make. We talk about “social businesses” — those that are mission-led and focused on creating positive social change — and “non-social businesses” — those that focus on revenue and profit. Continue reading

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Courage is an important virtue for leadership. It is critical for leading people, disrupting the status quo and having significant impact. But I also think two other virtues, prudence and temperance, are also critical for leadership. Continue reading

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What’s the difference between outputs and outcomes? Some think the question is merely semantic, or that the difference is simple: outputs are extrinsic and outcomes intrinsic. I think otherwise; the difference between outputs and outcomes is more fundamental and profound. Continue reading

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Lessons in Rebellious Optimism

Innovators and entrepreneurs aren’t more risk-o-philic, they just define risk differently – not following one’s passion and purpose is a greater risk than financial or reputational security. Perhaps this is a basis for Rebellious Optimism. Continue reading

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True Leadership IS Indeed Social

Every once in a while, you are privileged to witness the embodiment of what has become a buzzword, Servant Leadership – someone who is innately wired as a servant leader – authentic, genuine and sincere. Continue reading

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Should We Worry About a Digital Landfill?

Our society has made significant progress on reducing landfills…So, I’ve wondered if we are creating the equivalent of a digital landfill? Continue reading

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Igniting the Invisible Tribe

Josh Allan Dkystra’s new book, Igniting the Invisible Tribe. It is about a new way of business and work for the 21st Century. It’s a fabulous, must read book on how the world of ‘work’ … Continue reading

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