100: Michael O’Heaney: Story of Stuff

on November 6, 2018 in Podcast

Michael is the Executive Director of an organization that inspired me as much as any—The Story of Stuff. They continue to inspire me to think bigger and to focus on the details it would be easier to ignore but that matter. If you want to avoid plastic, waste, and other stuff, you’ll find Michael’s perspective and experience helpful. Having cut my waste a lot, talking to Michael leads me to[…] Keep reading →

099: Jethro Jones: No Excuse Stewardship

on October 26, 2018 in Blog

Stewardship is Jethro’s core message, as I heard—of his community, especially children in it, his country, and the natural world we share. This world is a beautiful, abundant gift we could wreck if we don’t steward it as we know we can. He cares about being an effective steward—not just talk but action. Wait until you hear this Alaskan’s commitment to live by this value. WARNING: if you’re full of[…] Keep reading →

077: Overcoming adversity while still finding the fire; Scott Mautz, Part 2

on August 21, 2018 in Podcast

Sometimes what looks like a hurdle activates your team.  Scott details how he launched his book—last I checked at 96% 5-star reviews. He tells it from the trenches, so if you lead, hope to lead, or want to write a book, you’ll want to tune into this episode. We also go into his challenge of saving electricity. He found that he was probably the biggest offender in the house. So[…] Keep reading →

074: Finding the Fire; Scott Mautz, part 1

on August 15, 2018 in Podcast

Scott takes on a three-part challenge in this episode . . in the middle of a book launch! We discuss how Scott is bringing his experience running multibillion dollar companies within Proctor and Gamble to helping people make sense of how they see work . . . and to create meaning and purpose in a world that doesn’t do it for them any more. We discuss the life of a[…] Keep reading →

073: Sustainable resources on a global scale; Jared Angaza, part 1

on August 14, 2018 in Podcast

Jared and I have deep, engaging conversations, starting from before my appearances on his podcast a year before we recorded this one. You’ll hear we quickly get deep on this one. It follows an earlier conversation a topic that many won’t talk about or listen on, but that we consider essential, at least to talk about. We discuss resources per person as our populations grow. Some societies controlled their population[…] Keep reading →

072: Teaching leaders how to lead; Daniel Bauer, part 1

on August 10, 2018 in Podcast

(Spoiler alert: Daniel takes on the biggest challenge so far. You could argue his circumstances make it easier than it sounds, but he’s coming from Texas!) Leadership education and practice can begin in school. Sadly, in most systems it doesn’t. My K-12, college, and graduate school nearly completely lacked training in the social and emotional skills of leadership, and I went to some of the world’s great schools. That’s why[…] Keep reading →

071: The value of coaching; Jordan Harbinger, part 1

on August 7, 2018 in Podcast

Jordan and I got to be friends over a decade ago before he moved to California. We’d get  burritos around the corner from my place. In the meantime we toured North Korea not once but twice together and I’ve seen him in Los Angeles. This time I hosted him and his wife for my famous no-packaging vegetable stew.You get to hear from him how it tasted (spoiler alert: he says[…] Keep reading →

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