AXIS Performance Advisors

Demystifying sustainability

About AXIS

Formed in 1990, Darcy Hitchcock and Marsha Willard started work as management consultants, specializing in self-directed work teams, a form of organizational democracy. In the mid-1990s, we got the ‘sustainability … Continue reading

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The Storytelling Animal [Book Review]

The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human, by Jonathan Gottschall, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA. Humans are storytelling creatures, spending our lives both waking and dreaming in what the … Continue reading

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The Second World [Book Review]

The Second World: Empires and Influence in the new Global Order, by Parag Khanna. It amazes me how much one person can know about so many countries. Khanna shoots around … Continue reading

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The Trust Imperative

The Trust Imperative Today’s businesses environment is highly demanding and increasingly competitive, requiring organizations to be flexible, responsive, and continually innovative. In order for this to happen, there must be … Continue reading

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Step by Step Guide to Sustainability Planning

The Step by Step Guide to Sustainability Planning The sustainability professional’s ‘cookbook’ for how to create a sustainability plan. “This is a fantastic resource for sustainability champions who want to … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dragonfly’s Question

Dragonfly’s Question A course on sustainability disguised as a father-daughter story. A great way to teach sustainability concepts to employees and citizens. Covers a wide range of topics including distributed … Continue reading

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Business Guide to Sustainability

The Business Guide to Sustainability—Second Edition This book translates what sustainability means into language that makes sense in organizations. Chapters for common functions (eg, executives, purchasing, human resources, etc) and … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Sustainability

Making Sense of Sustainability Sustainability can be hard for employees to understand. This booklet explains the concepts of Triple Bottom Line and also The Natural Step framework in simple, everyday … Continue reading

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Personal Sustainability Plan

Personal Sustainability Plan Is your life out of control? Are you not on your ‘right path.’? Use this workbook to improve your quality of life and find your unique contribution … Continue reading

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Why Teams Can Fail and What to Do About It

Why Teams Can Fail and What to Do About It This book explains how we believe organizations should be run: humanely, in ways that honor our differences and leverage our … Continue reading

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Why TQM Fails and What to Do About It

Why TQM Fails and What to Do About It The “quality revolution” has prompted companies to invest heavily in quality improvement: hiring consultants, retraining workforces and overhauling systems. Many managers, … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

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