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441: John Sargent, part 1: The CEO who reduced a Big Five publisher’s footprint

on February 24, 2021 in Podcast

I learned of John’s work through his statement at Macmillan’s Sustainability page while researching Ray Anderson: In 2009, after reading Ray Anderson’s “Confessions of a Radical Industrialist,” I decided it was Macmillan’s responsibility to lessen our impact on the earth, and in particular, to lower our carbon emissions. We created a senior position in the company and spent well over a year measuring our carbon footprint. We then set ourselves[…] Keep reading →

How learning sustainability is like learning sex

on February 22, 2021 in Education, Nature

My books and courses get stellar reviews because they teach how to lead and take initiative effectively—not through lecture but through practicing the basics and advancing as we improve, sometimes to mastery. We learn all performance-based fields that way—sports, dance, music, military, and so on. I approached coaching acting sustainably similarly. It hit me the other day that some things we don’t need structured learning for—things we love without any[…] Keep reading →

Pandemic Fatigue? How to Achieve Pandemic Thriving

on February 21, 2021 in Leadership, Models, Nonjudgment, Perception, Tips

I posted on handling what people call pandemic fatigue to Thrive Global today: Pandemic Fatigue? How to Achieve Pandemic Thriving. Here’s the text of the article: When I learned I would be locked down indefinitely, knowing we were all heading into unknown territory, I looked for role models. Who had handled such a situation successfully? Nelson Mandela had been locked down for twenty-seven years, most of that time on a[…] Keep reading →

Why do we end sentences with “and stuff” and “or something”?

on February 20, 2021 in Awareness, Habits

Maybe from the podcasting, maybe from writing, maybe from my general interest in self-awareness and preferring to do things deliberately, not thoughtlessly. We all know about filler words and sounds like “umm,” “like,” “so,” and “and.” I’m not sure why we use them. Lately I’ve started trying to reduce them, which takes concentration, so therefore distracts from speaking and listening. I’ve been asking myself lately why we end sentence with[…] Keep reading →

440: Andrés Reséndez: The Other Slavery

on February 19, 2021 in Podcast

About six months ago the parallels started forming for me between our global economic system today that creates great suffering on the scale of hundreds of millions of people with nightmarish cruelty, but also people benefiting from it looking the other way or saying “what I do doesn’t matter” or “the youth will solve it”. . . And the systems of slavery. Also looking for role models who changed systems[…] Keep reading →

“The 11 Best Leadership Books You Should Read This Year” named Leadership Step by Step

on February 18, 2021 in Education, Leadership

Brunchwork’s “The 11 Best Leadership Books You Should Read This Year” named Leadership Step by Step along with favorites including, 1. Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman by Yvon Chouinard 3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey 6. 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell 7. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie 9. Leading with[…] Keep reading →

Hear my second conversation on This Sustainable Life: Solve for Nature

on February 17, 2021 in Nature, Podcast

I wrote about Eugene launching This Sustainable Life: Solve for Nature with me as his first guest. As the guest on his podcast, he led me to commit to an environmental activity based on my environmental values. I committed to planting some edible plants in my windowsill. Listen to hear my results, how Joe DeSena and Spartan Race get involved, and more. Click here to listen at Eugene’s site and[…] Keep reading →

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