Category Archives: Inc.com

Don’t Call It a “Carbon” Tax

on April 2, 2018 in Inc.com, Nature

Don’t Call It a “Carbon” Tax Words have meaning and the problem isn’t carbon. Naming the tax meaningfully and effectively will create support. As a carbon-based life form, I’m fond of carbon. Taxing it doesn’t sound appealing to me. As someone who likes the sea levels where they are, I find taxing greenhouse gas emissions compelling, like taxing cigarettes, which reduced smoking, extended lives, and increased revenues. “Pollution tax,” not[…] Keep reading →

A Lesson in Authentic Leadership With Super Bowl Champion Bryan Braman

on March 29, 2018 in Audio, Inc.com, Leadership

A Lesson in Authentic Leadership With Super Bowl Champion Bryan Braman Think NFL players only care about the game? This Philadelphia Eagle showed the leadership skills that make champions, on the field and in life. When a friend offered to connect me to Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagle Bryan Braman, my first thought–as a native Philadelphian raised on cheese steaks and soft pretzels–was of course I want to talk to a guy who[…] Keep reading →

Chasing Coral and Personal Responsibility

on March 21, 2018 in Inc.com, Leadership, Nature

Chasing Coral and Personal Responsibility A brilliant, important documentary on the environment viewed from a leadership and the environment perspective. The documentary Chasing Coral is emotionally evocative and hauntingly, tragically beautiful. I can see why it got its stellar reviews. I recommend it. While I support their goals, I hope it’s the last “Do as I say, not as I do” documentary. They undermine efforts to change people’s behavior to pollute less. Here’s the trailer:[…] Keep reading →

7 Healthy Sounding Articles that Normalize the Opposite

on March 20, 2018 in Fitness, Inc.com

7 Healthy Sounding Articles that Normalize the Opposite When did being sedentary become the standard? Facts alone rarely influence behavior. Would you be surprised that many journalists who sound like they are promoting health are actually promoting the opposite? Do you notice anything in common in these headlines? From the New York Times: How Exercise Can Keep Aging Muscles and Immune Systems ‘Young’ From the New York Times: How Exercise May Help the Memory Grow Stronger From the[…] Keep reading →

This Man’s Daily Habit May Be the Most Productive Ever

on March 17, 2018 in Inc.com, Nature

This Man’s Daily Habit May Be the Most Productive Ever Imagine building Central Park yourself. Jadav Payeng did more. With his bare hands. We’ve long known the benefits of habits–even before Aristotle once said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Regular readers of my column know the value of sidchas—Self-Imposed Daily Challenging Healthy Activities–which are more than just habits. They help define you. Successful people have sidchas. Not all,[…] Keep reading →

Roger Bannister, the 4-Minute Mile, and Leadership

on March 16, 2018 in Inc.com, Leadership

Roger Bannister, the 4-Minute Mile, and Leadership We who strive for more can learn from the great athlete, no matter our field. The greatest lesson we can learn from the achievement of Roger Bannister, who broke the 4-minute mile in 1954 and who died at 88 yesterday, arises from someone else breaking his record only seven weeks later. And then many times since. Why? Because as great as his physical feat, it shows that his mental feat was[…] Keep reading →

The Future of Environmental Leadership

on March 14, 2018 in Inc.com, Leadership, Nature

The Future of Environmental Leadership Want to lead? The opportunities to lead in the environment may be the best around. Hosting the Leadership and the Environment podcast has led to a lot of conversations on leadership and the environment. As an entrepreneur and adjunct professor of leadership, I talk to many who want to become leaders. Many shun working on the environment because they think it will distract from their career and leadership ambitions. They excuse[…] Keep reading →

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