Category Archives: Podcast

162: Bob Langert: McDonald’s former head of Corporate Social Responsibility

on April 1, 2019 in Podcast

I got an email that Bob Langert, McDonald’s former head of Corporate Social Responsibility, wrote a book on his experience in over two decades at the corporation. From my view, seeking change, I see places like McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Exxon, and Monsanto, to name a few, as the places with the greatest potential. Many protest them, which I consider important, but I also believe they could use help. I don’t know[…] Keep reading →

161: Katie Pettibone, part 1: Americas Cups, 81-foot waves, and protecting the oceans

on March 28, 2019 in Podcast

Katie continues the line of world class sailing champions who have translated their athletic success to leadership in their sport, business, and beyond. What success? How about three America’s Cups, including being the youngest member of the first ever all-female boat, two around the world races, as well the famed Sydney Hobart and Worrell 1000 Extreme Catamaran Races. She’s also a lawyer and is president of the Rising Tide Leadership[…] Keep reading →

See Leadership and the Environment recorded live and in-person, April 10 in Manhattan with Tensie Whelan

on March 27, 2019 in Podcast

We’re holding our next live, in-person event, April 10 at The Assemblage, a beautiful coworking space in Manhattan. My guest will be former President of the Rainforest Alliance and director of NYU-Stern’s Center for Sustainable Business, Tensie Whelan (see her full bio below). Contact me to register Tensie has worked with, influenced, and led some of the world’s largest corporations and their leaders. You will hear inside stories of what[…] Keep reading →

160: Sean O’Connor, part 2: Replacing coffee cups with human connection

on March 22, 2019 in Podcast

This episode is about a simple experiment anyone can do. It costs nothing and takes no extra time or other resource besides carrying a mug with you. Everyone knows how much garbage we’re dumping in the ocean. Everyone knows they can pollute less, including me. Probably including you. This episode shares Sean’s experience cutting out coffee cups. I’d say you never have to use another coffee cup again, but you[…] Keep reading →

159: Chris Schembra: Expressing Gratitude

on March 20, 2019 in Podcast

Do you feel gratitude toward people who have helped you? Do you express that gratitude more than enough, not enough, or about right? You’re probably familiar with research that expressing gratitude and feeling it improve people’s lives. I loved my exercise of writing ten gratitude messages a day for a week. Here is the Inc. piece I wrote on it: I Wrote 70 Gratitude Emails. Here Are My Awesome Results.[…] Keep reading →

158: Dee Caffari, part 1: Turning the Tide on Plastic

on March 19, 2019 in Podcast

For context for today’s guest, those who know I’m avoiding flying might also know I’m learning to sail to explore off North America. When considering acting on their values, most people focus on the part they like of what they’re stopping. They don’t seem to have trouble ignoring undesired side-effects, like the pollution flying causes. Sailing and the other things I’ve replaced flying with have given far more than I[…] Keep reading →

157: Tom Szaky, part 1: TerraCycle’s new initiative: Loop

on March 18, 2019 in Podcast

Tom Szaky has been working on waste since his undergrad days at Princeton in 2001. Then I suddenly heard about him from many sources in the past few months. His company, Terracycle, recycles waste others don’t. The new initiative, Loop, got attention at Davos and support from many companieswhose business plans depend on producing waste, within an economic model that promotes growth. He also published a book, the Future of[…] Keep reading →

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