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Queen's CSR Weekend

I’m in Kingston for 2 days participating as a speaker and panelist in the 3rd Annual CSR Weekend hosted by the Centre for Responsible Leadership at the Queen’s School of Business. Here are two things I learned yesterday.
– On Making Ethical Choices in Business: The recession lowered the ethical water mark so that people and business who weren’t doing the right thing became more conspicuous. The danger may be that with an improving economy inappropriate behavior may be become more difficult to discern.
– On Young Business Students Today: Boy these people are smart! Perhaps more important than this, the people I spoke with also know a lot about social issues and are deeply interested in what it means to be responsible. What will business look like when these folks become executives?
Finally, my colleague Andrea O’Reilly at Impakt sent me a great quotation this morning: “Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” Mary Tyler Moore
Over and out.