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Love, Cholera, Bitter Almonds, Unrequited Love, and You

on April 7, 2018 in Art, Audio, Awareness, Perception, Podcast

“It was inevitable. The scent of bitter almonds always reminded Dr. Juvenal Urbino of the fate of unrequited love.” Have you paid attention to the opening lines of Love in the Time of Cholera, the novel by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez? I hadn’t for decades and missed richness, complexity, and depth, paralleling a richness, complexity, and depth I missed in nature, my relationships with others, and my relationship with[…] Keep reading →

Op Ed Fridays: Challenging beliefs on men and masculinity

on April 6, 2018 in Awareness, Models

When I turned 17 I received the letter from the federal government that they required me, by my next birthday, to register for what it called Selective Service and and that I call the draft. I don’t remember the details, but I remember something about punishment if I didn’t. I also remember thinking I didn’t feel I had the experience or maturity to comprehend this obligation imposed on me to[…] Keep reading →

Leonard Kim’s Grow Your Influence Tree on Voice of America: “How to Lead People Without Relying on Authority”

on April 5, 2018 in Audio, Leadership, Nonjudgment

I’ve wanted to meet top influencer Leonard Kim for years, having seen his online presence everywhere. I appeared on his Voice of America show today, speaking on leading people without relying on authority. He led the interview to get to the heart of my practice. I enjoyed the conversation and got to share what counts. Listen to the conversation. Listen to the conversation.

Success! A first Expert Panel from the Leadership and the Environment podcast

on April 4, 2018 in Leadership, Nature, Podcast

Yesterday was the Leadership and the Environment podcast’s first Expert Panel, on a path to turn the podcast into a movement of people enjoying acting on their environmental values. Expert panelists Vincent Stanley, Robin Nagle, and RJ Khalaf topped the reasons making yesterday so successful. They openly shared their struggles and triumphs in vivid, colorful stories. Each time I looked at the audience, everyone seemed engaged and enraptured. We started[…] Keep reading →

039: Vincent Stanley, conversation 1: business success through environmental support

on April 3, 2018 in Blog

Vincent shares several stories of Patagonia growing from a few dedicated outdoors people to discovering business growth, the usual ways businesses abandon values besides profit, and their not accepting that abdication of responsibility. The company grew financially, its employees grew emotionally and socially, and its community grew numerically. If you think you’re alone in wanting to act, Vincent and Patagonia go farther. Vincent shares how the company made difficult decisions[…] Keep reading →

Don’t Call It a “Carbon” Tax

on April 2, 2018 in, Nature

Don’t Call It a “Carbon” Tax Words have meaning and the problem isn’t carbon. Naming the tax meaningfully and effectively will create support. As a carbon-based life form, I’m fond of carbon. Taxing it doesn’t sound appealing to me. As someone who likes the sea levels where they are, I find taxing greenhouse gas emissions compelling, like taxing cigarettes, which reduced smoking, extended lives, and increased revenues. “Pollution tax,” not[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: Is It O.K. for My Wife’s Shrink to Ask Her to Contact Mine?

on April 1, 2018 in Ethicist

My series answering the New York Times’ Ethicist column with an active, leadership approach instead of an analytical, philosophical perspective continues with “Is It O.K. for My Wife’s Shrink to Ask Her to Contact Mine?” My wife and I receive counseling at the same mental health facility but from different therapists. Our issues (as individuals and/or as a couple) are probably not what anyone would consider major. My wife tells[…] Keep reading →

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