Category Archives: Podcast

379: Dan McPherson, part 1: A Heart Attack Last Week at Age 46

on August 31, 2020 in Podcast

Do you have friends that you talk to once or twice a month—someone you can talk about important things beyond the day to day? Dan is one of those friends for me. The week before recording this conversation he told me he had a massive heart attack. He’s 46 years old. I was traveling and could only hear part of the story. What I heard made me reflect all week.[…] Keep reading →

378: Libba and Gifford Pinchot III, part 1: Redefining business education

on August 26, 2020 in Podcast

Rarely do you meet someone who created a word that became common. My guests today, Gifford and Libba Pinchot, created the term intrapraneurship. In the world of leadership and entrepreneurship, they created a discipline. After years of activism in the 60s, through entrepreneurship in the 90s, and what attracted me to them most, they started a business school from scratch, the first to offer an MBA in sustainable business. Beyond[…] Keep reading →

377: Chris Manhertz, part 2: Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.

on August 24, 2020 in Podcast

Our last episode ended with two subjects either of which I’d love to cover—an NFL tight end picking up other people’s garbage and stoicism. We had covered life for a professional team athlete under a pandemic. Then George Floyd and Black Lives Matter eclipsed the pandemic in the media and public discourse. We covered all these topics in this episode, starting with stoicism, which I think set the tone for[…] Keep reading →

376: Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and Stewardship

on August 23, 2020 in Podcast

I’m continuing my practice of bringing leadership to sustainability, following my bringing speeches and messages by Patton, Frankl, JFK, King, Mandela, Henry V, and others. Today I bring President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg address honoring men who fought and died in battle. I hoped to draw parallels to acting in stewardship today but faced two big differences. First, we don’t have to risk our lives—the opposite. Living in harmony with nature[…] Keep reading →

375: Vertical farms belie the false hope of fusion

on August 22, 2020 in Podcast

For years I thought fusion could solve our environmental problems. Serious consideration betrays that false promise, illustrating it would only continue the the pattern creating the problems we’re trying to solve. Even if it works, it leads to two results I see as problems. One, it will lead us to keep changing our world away from the environment we evolved in to allow us to thrive and enjoy a bountiful[…] Keep reading →

374: Andreas Larsson, part 1: Leadership and the Environment Sweden

on August 21, 2020 in Podcast

Andreas and I go back five or ten years. He hired me as a coach when he was selling his share of a business he cofounded. He appears in my book Initiative about that experience and what he’s done since. I invited him as a guest for two reasons: One, he started the Leadership and the Environment Sweden podcast. I shared with him my vision of working on sustainability in[…] Keep reading →

373: Jaeden Graham, Atlanta Falcon: Reaching beyond your potential

on August 17, 2020 in Podcast

I love talking with people who strive to reach their potential and beyond, and who elevate people around them—their teammates. People like that exist everywhere, especially in professional sports. Jaeden plays for the Atlanta Falcons. We start by talking about his first touchdown pass, which you have to watch. It’s what you’d dream of for a first touchdown pass. Loving sports as I do and hearing about the personal experience,[…] Keep reading →

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