Category Archives: Podcast

035: RJ Khalaf, conversation 1: Leading in the West Bank with the Dalai Lama

on March 19, 2018 in Podcast

I encourage you to review RJ’s leadership program in Palestine for yourself. Check out RJ Khalaf is my youngest guest so far, still an undergrad at NYU, but achieving beyond student status. He took my social entrepreneurship classes. In this episode, you’ll hear RJ on his passion and success: a leadership program that teaches leadership skills to Palestinian kids who would otherwise throw stones or worse, as you’ll hear.[…] Keep reading →

034: Joshua Spodek: Before, Living by Others’ Values

on March 15, 2018 in Podcast

After sharing my “after” stories about after taking on my environmental challenges, in this episode I share the “before” situations.

033: David Biello, conversation 3: “It’s easier than you think”

on March 6, 2018 in Podcast

David shares what happens when you act on your values: Act on your values -> better life -> act on your values more -> yet better life -> etc This cycle is the opposite mainstream society suggests—that environmental action distracts from getting ahead, costs more, or whatever excuse. Acting on your values distracts from living by others’ values—in particular, the values of people and institutions trying to influence you most.[…] Keep reading →

031: Frances Hesselbein, Conversation 1: Where you can make the greatest difference

on March 1, 2018 in Audio, Podcast

Having worked with many people and generations, Frances sees great hope in millennials. She points to research that they are like the so-called Greatest Generation, who fought World War II and then helped rebuild the world. Moreover, we see them as having done it because “it was the right thing to do,” not fame or fortune. The environment could use such perspective and results. I hope she’s right. I recommend[…] Keep reading →

029 and 030: Joel Runyon: Discipline and resilience make it “almost too easy”

on February 26, 2018 in Podcast

029: Discipline and resilience If you’re here for leadership, especially personal leadership, you’re going to hear about one of the most important things you can do to improve. What Joel talks about and how he lives are how you develop skills people think you can’t learn, such as integrity, discipline, and resilience. You can, but you have to act—specifically to challenge yourself, not just passively read about or watch. We[…] Keep reading →

Leadership and the Environment one-page description for guests

on February 24, 2018 in Audio, Podcast

Thank you for being a guest on the Leadership and the Environment podcast. Guests so far have loved the interviews and personal challenges. Here is a one-page description of the podcast. Click here for a pdf version. Background and goals For sample episodes, please scan the list of all episodes for a name you like. A few episodes are just me, without a guest, sharing my views, which gives background[…] Keep reading →

028: Sandy Reisky, Conversation 1: Providing 10% of America’s New Wind Power

on February 23, 2018 in Podcast

“But acting on the environment will distract me from getting ahead,” complain many people to excuse themselves from acting. How they miss that national and global demand is a huge opportunity to lead or advance at any level if they act, I don’t know. Maybe fear? I think they’re expressing a lack of imagination. Most of these people who think they are choosing leadership are actually following traditional paths set[…] Keep reading →

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