Category Archives: Leadership

Hear me on the Better Leaders Better Schools podcast

on August 3, 2019 in Audio, Education, Leadership

Want to lead people so they want you to lead them again? To take initiative effectively? Many people ask counterproductive questions, like “How should I do X?”, “How do I convince someone to do Y?”, or “What do I need to know to become a leader?” The most effective question is “How do I learn to lead?“, or in entrepreneurship and taking initiative, “How do I learn to take initiative?“[…] Keep reading →

Your Daily Environment 007: Greta Thunberg to sail the Atlantic, July 31, 2019

on July 31, 2019 in Leadership, Nature

A friend emailed that Greta Thunberg will sail across the Atlantic. This is Leadership. Anyone could have done it first. I’ve been trying to sail. She got invited. Everyone who says flying is necessary or that they can’t avoid it. . . well, she put the lie to that excuse. If she’s achieving her goals more by not flying, what’s out there for the rest of us to do next?[…] Keep reading →

My TEDx talk is online: “Find Your Delicious”

on June 25, 2019 in Leadership, Nature

At last the TEDx talk I gave April 6 at NYU is online. See it for yourself. Here’s the link if you’d like to vote or leave a comment on YouTube (or at the bottom of this page). In the meantime, here are pictures from the event.

Living by your values promotes innovation (if it helps)

on May 27, 2019 in Leadership

I keep seeing the opinion that regulation stifles creativity and innovation. Searching on “regulation stifles innovation” returns plenty of hits. I’m not a historian or economist, so please show me if I’m missing anything, but I find the opposite. My big example is cars. Today we value safety, efficiency, and durability. Actually, I think most buyers always valued those things. In the 60s, the U.S. car industry largely ignored those[…] Keep reading →

What Putin wants

on April 30, 2019 in Leadership

It’s obvious but I haven’t seen it clearly stated enough to make its consequence obvious. As far as I know, everyone who knows the details says the Russians are deliberately influencing U.S. elections and that Putin is leading the effort in some way. What does Putin want? People answer various ways. The clearest answer seems: Putin wants a weaker United States. Corollary: Putin wanting a weaker U.S. suggests that he[…] Keep reading →

The environmental revolution begins here, with the Noetic podcast with Jared Angaza

on April 16, 2019 in Audio, Leadership, Nature, Nonjudgment

I met Jared Angaza appearing on each other’s podcast a couple years ago. We became great friends at first only online. I met him in person for the first time in San Diego in November after I attended the Summit in Los Angeles. We “broke bread” together by cooking a couple loads of my famous no-packaging vegetable stew for his family and a few of his family groups—about twenty people.[…] Keep reading →

See my TEDx talk live, this Saturday, April 6!

on March 30, 2019 in Education, Events, Leadership, Stories

You know you’ve wanted to see a TED talk live. Now’s your chance. Cancel your old plans for next weekend. [NOTE: I will post the video of my talk here when the organizers finish editing and post it. They estimated 6 to 12 weeks from April 6 — that is, likely late May or June.] See me and six other brilliant, engaging speakers this Saturday, April 6 at TEDxNYU—the intersection[…] Keep reading →

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