Category Archives: Leadership

My keynote at My Green Lab’s Sustainability Summit (Sneak preview of my third TEDx talk)

on April 28, 2020 in Leadership, Nature

[EDIT (May 4): My third TEDx talk just went up. I recommend watching it.] I gave the following talk for My Green Lab‘s Sustainability Summit. I recommend watching it to the end. It’s based on my third TEDx talk, for TEDxConnecticutCollege, which TED is still editing but should appear soon. We’re probably all used to keynotes delivered from people’s homes, but on March 24th it was still new. The people[…] Keep reading →

297: RIP James Lipton, a huge influence and inspiration

on March 4, 2020 in Art, Creativity, Education, Exercises, Leadership, Relationships

James Lipton, who started and hosted the show Inside the Actors Studio, died yesterday. Here are the notes I read from for this episode: I could talk about how much I enjoyed the episodes, his humor, and a few things I learned from his guests that only his interviewing could have elicited but I will go deeper, to share how fundamental his work has been to mine. Many times I’ve[…] Keep reading →

Forbes, Faherty, a blog award, and other media mentions

on February 15, 2020 in Leadership

The media has covered me and the blog in the past couple weeks.: Forbes The Faherty Journal A top 15 must-read blog award A top 100 blog award A top 10 influencer award Forbes I’m honored that Forbes contributor Mark Nevins mentioned me and a life principle of mine in a piece What Are Your Big Rocks?: Getting prioritization right means ensuring that you have a small number of clear[…] Keep reading →

Hear me on the Ask Women podcast

on February 14, 2020 in Audio, Education, Exercises, Leadership, Nonjudgment, Stories

Would you expect me on a podcast called Ask Women Podcast: What Women Want? With an episode title “How To Be A Leader With Women | The BJ Technique“? Yes, ‘BJ’ meaning what you think. Here are the notes about the hosts, Marni Kinrys and Kristen Carney: What do a female comic and a professional wing girl have in common? The realistically raw and hilarious perspectives on what women ACTUALLY[…] Keep reading →

285: How to take initiative

on February 3, 2020 in Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Podcast

“. . . but what I do doesn’t matter . . .” Regular listeners know I can’t stand this phrase. If you’re like most people, you want to act on the environment. You want to make sure you make a difference and fear wasting your time or doing pointless work. I felt that way before I started the path that led to this podcast. Taking initiative overcame it. I wrote[…] Keep reading →

A simple, genius way media can lead on the environment

on February 1, 2020 in Leadership

You know how Hollywood and other media can lead people on the environment? They can write characters that act environmentally as a matter of course–that is, without calling attention to it. Not to make an environmental superhero or character that makes a big deal about it. Make characters eat sustainably, put sweaters on in the winter, bring bags shopping, take public transit, choose to vacation close to home, and things[…] Keep reading →

My keynote at Sustainology 2019 (video)

on January 16, 2020 in Leadership, Nature

I gave the lead off keynote talk at the 9th annual Sustainology, hosted by the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce at Citi’s headquarters in Tribeca, Manhattan on November 12, 2019. Sustainology’s mission “An Impact Unicorn is a disruptive company impacting over 1 billion people” Let’s measure the success of unicorn companies through impact instead of dollars! In a single day, ‘Sustainology Summit – One Billion’ will bring together and demonstrate[…] Keep reading →

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