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Leadership and the Environment

Dec 1, 2017

Reading Elizabeth Kolbert's haunting The Sixth Extinction was difficult but enlightening. She presents what most people fear facing but is happening around us. We are causing the loss of almost unbelievably large parts of the natural world on which we rely without realizing it---sleepwalking, I would say.

Her writing in...


Nov 30, 2017

Everyone in leadership knows Dan Pink, his books and his TED talks.

If you want to lead, influence, or motivate people, it's a matter of time until you read or watch something of his. I started with Drive: the Surprising Truth of What Motivates Us, which led me to contact him (and criticize his work, listen to the...


Nov 30, 2017

Michael is a coach's coach. Our conversation became a two-way interview on leadership, values, and acting on them.

I was pleasantly surprised that though he wasn't sure what to do specifically, he had thought about acting on the environment. I think a lot of people feel the same way. If that fits you---that you want to...


Nov 28, 2017

I first heard of Marshall Goldsmith when business school leadership class assigned reading the New Yorker article about him in 2005. He became one of my most influential mentors since I met him in person shortly after. His insight and advice have been insightful and incisive---what best friends tell you because...


Oct 24, 2017

Why Joshua Spodek created Leadership and the Environment, what it does, and how you can help.