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The Future of Environmental Leadership

on March 14, 2018 in, 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 →

Joy and the Environment

on March 13, 2018 in, Nature

Joy and the Environment What we as leaders can do for the environment and why it creates joy Leaders can help the environment more than anyone, I’ve come to conclude from countless conversations hosting the Leadership and the Environment podcast. By environment, I don’t only mean global warming. No matter how skeptical anyone is about climate, nobody wants litter on pristine beaches, mercury in their fish, or asthma in their children. The environmental issues you’re[…] Keep reading →

Why I Always Take the Stairs

on March 10, 2018 in Fitness,

Why I Always Take the Stairs Exercise is everywhere if you want it. And it simplifies your life. I’ve written before about how lazy I am, but how much fitness helps my career, relationships, and mood, so I find ways to integrate exercise into my life without taking time or resources from the rest of it. On the contrary, exercise consistently gives to the rest of my life. Today, let’s talk stairs. I live on the fifth[…] Keep reading →

This “Wrong” Quote Will Ignite Your Passion

on March 9, 2018 in

This “Wrong” Quote Will Ignite Your Passion Goethe didn’t say it, but it’s one of the most inspirational quotes you’ll find Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a celebrity of his time, often called Germany’s Shakespeare. That’s him on the left in the picture above–a writer, statesman, scientist, and more. You can read his history at Wikipedia. At Inc., we’re interested in what we can learn from accomplished people so we can accomplish more ourselves (at least[…] Keep reading →

What Does LeBron James Know About Leadership?

on March 8, 2018 in, Leadership

What Does LeBron James Know About Leadership? Athletes learn and practice leadership. They get elected. We can learn from them. To tell an athlete to “shut up and dribble” shows profound misunderstanding of how much sports and athletics teach leadership, all the more so among leaders of champion teams. If you read Inc. to improve your leadership, LeBron James may have his flaws, as any leader does, but remains an exemplary role model. As a leadership professor,[…] Keep reading →

You Have to Say No to Many Good Things to Have a Great Life

on February 7, 2018 in

You Have to Say No to Many Good Things to Have a Great Life It’s a matter of priorities. If you don’t know yours, and how to act on them, you’ll end up mediocre. As a leadership professor at New York University, I see some of the world’s top students. A recent conversation reminded me that our university’s culture still misguides them. Our corporate worlds suffer the same problem as my[…] Keep reading →

Why the Environment Needs Leadership

on February 5, 2018 in, Leadership, Nature

Why the Environment Needs Leadership Leaders know guilt, blame, doom, and gloom don’t work. What works better? Here’s one effective way to lead: Go where the people you want to lead are–emotionally, not necessarily physically. That is, learn what they care about and connect those motivations to the task. Then the task will feel meaningful and purposeful to them. They’ll do it for themselves. They’ll thank you for leading them to work. What doesn’t[…] Keep reading →

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