Corporate Sustainability for Human Resource Leaders

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Will Marre, acclaimed leadership speaker and expert, will speak at the upcoming National Human Resource Event. By challenging leaders to embrace a new business model that focuses on quality rather than quantity and embraces a talent force rather than a workforce, Marre hopes to help ignite cultures of sustainable innovation and corporate sustainability.

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A business must create a sustaining business culture that energizes employees, creates a unique profit edge and makes a positive impact on humanity and the environment. Anything less is a waste of valuable time and resources.

Will Marre, CEO of Realeadership Alliance and author of Save the World and Still Be Home For Dinner (Capital Books), will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming National Human Resource Association event on March 9, 2010. Titled “Talent on Fire: Igniting a Culture of Sustainable Innovation,” Marre will inspire and empower HR leaders to move beyond corporate social responsibility to corporate sustainability by becoming a driving force in sparking their talent to new levels of energy, optimism, and innovation through new business models, innovation processes and leadership thinking.

According to Marre, the way we define productivity is rapidly changing. We are moving from measuring the quantity of what we produce to examining the value of what we create. This is happening because the current way we measure productivity is obsolete. Marre contends that the huge productivity gains of the past ten years are “fake.” He asserts, “Just dividing our GDP by the number of people employed doesn’t give us any insight as to the human value of what we are producing. Producing more cigarettes because of automation or increasing the number of divorces a lawyer can process due to overwork tells us nothing about the quality of our future life.”

Furthermore, Marre asserts that the value of work has fundamentally changed in the past 20 years. Whereas workers used to be rewarded for being reliable, following rules and putting in time, today the world is looking for more. Innovation that benefits humanity and creates a more sustainable future is what is increasingly valued. According to Marre, we are no longer employing a work force but a talent force.

“So what does this mean for HR leaders?” asks Marre. “Plenty. A business must create a sustaining business culture that energizes employees, creates a unique profit edge and makes a positive impact on humanity and the environment. Anything less is a waste of valuable time and resources we need for a sustainable future.”

Marre’s new leadership training is based on a 21st century leadership paradigm, business models and EverGreen™ innovation to create unique value. Marre calls this corporate sustainability. It is a fully integrated business model uniting strategy, new product development, marketing and talent development.

For more information on the event and for registration details, please visit the National Human Resource Association.

About Will Marre:
Will Marre heads the Realeadership Alliance, which provides leadership education and talent development to help leading companies grow and create unique and sustainable value. Clients include Johnson & Johnson, FedEx, Nike, Gap, Disney, and Proctor and Gamble. Will is the cofounder of the Covey Leadership Center where he brought the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People to millions of executives and managers worldwide. He also heads the advisory board of the Human Performance Institute (a Johnson & Johnson company) and is an Emmy award-winning writer of a public television learning documentary. Please visit RealeadershipAlliance.com for more information.

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