Category Archives: Podcast

047: Michael Lenox, conversation 1: Can Business Save the Earth?

on May 21, 2018 in Podcast

At last I spoke to someone with a systems perspective! I enjoyed the conversation with a fellow academic who cares beyond the classroom. Michael spoke about how many areas we could work in, not to say it’s too much but that you can find a place to contribute. Many people wish there was a silver bullet. As far as I know there isn’t one. His about-to-launch book, Can Business Save[…] Keep reading →

046: Systems, values, and learning from the military

on May 18, 2018 in Podcast

Why do people who haven’t tried it call not flying impossible, yet it was just as challenging for me and I find it one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Being in a system without realizing it makes it easy to confuse that system’s values with your own or with absolute reality. What looks impossible is just impossible within that system. To change, it’s easier to exit the[…] Keep reading →

045: Anisa Heming, conversation 1: Every day you make choices. Make them conscious

on May 15, 2018 in Podcast

Anisa is another counterexample to believing that working on the environment distracts from getting ahead. She rose to become the director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council despite being early in her career. Though she was doing fine in architecture, she responded to the call for help people and communities in New Orleans after hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Doing what people cared about helped[…] Keep reading →

044: Jeff Brown, Conversation 1: Leading means more than reading and writing

on May 10, 2018 in Podcast

Jeff has interviewed authors of leadership books since before I started writing mine. I enjoyed being a guest on his podcast. This time he’s on mine, and it’s a landmark event, as the next section describes. If you’re here for leadership, Jeff is a great example of turning an interest into becoming an important person in a field. If you’re here for environmental leadership, listen for Jeff’s project—one of the[…] Keep reading →

043: Ken Blanchard, Conversation 1: We’re here to help each other

on May 8, 2018 in Podcast

Few people have influenced the day-to-day management of people and companies more than Ken Blanchard. A prominent, sought-after author, speaker, and business consultant, Dr. Blanchard is respected for his lifetime of groundbreaking research and thought leadership that has influenced the day-to-day management and leadership of people and companies throughout the world. With a passion to turn every leader into a servant leader, Ken Blanchard shares his insightful and powerful message[…] Keep reading →

042: More valuable than hope

on May 5, 2018 in Nature, Podcast

This morning I volunteered to pick up trash along the Hudson River. The experience included baby geese, a crab, lots of plastic and waste, and people not connecting their behavior with all this garbage.

041: David Burkus, Conversation 1: Flipping the mental model

on May 3, 2018 in Leadership, Podcast

David has helped me many times. I felt honored to host him and, I hope, help start his environmental legacy. We covered two main things. First, his new book, Friend of a Friend, on networking. His background as a professor and practitioner means he approaches networking systematically and practically, so beyond learning to network more effectively, you understand networking as a process. Second, his environmental commitment. I loved his choice[…] Keep reading →

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