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From Me to We: The Five Transformational Commitments Required to Rescue the Planet, Your Organization, and Your Life

Do you have any unexamined assumptions that lead to unintended consequences?  I know I do.   I just wish somebody would point them out to me so they would be more transparent.  I mean – really, wouldn’t it be a better use of my … Continue reading

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Are we following the “collapse” scenario predicted 30 years ago?

Dennis Meadows, one of the original authors of the 1972 book The Limits to Growth, thinks it is far too late to achieve sustainable development as that term is commonly understood. Speaking March 1, 2012 at a joint symposium in … Continue reading

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21st century leadership: the case for being more of yourself

(orignally posted at: 2Lead – Enabling the Next Generation of Sustainable Leaders) A post by Christopher Baan. We live in a time of exponential and disruptive change, significant risks and uncertainty on the horizon, and daunting challenges connecting energy, environment, … Continue reading

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A generous way of being: holding paradoxes, ambiguities and multiple worldviews.

These days, I think nothing could be more paradoxical than the way we live in this world.  We face the greatest environmental crisis in the age of human-kind, yet doggedly push on with massive fossil fuel and resource extraction projects … Continue reading

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Great Leaders are First Great Human Beings…

I admit it.  I still make New Year’s Resolutions.  Some of them I even follow through on. For instance, one year I pledged to quit my cushy VP job, go back to University and get a Master’s of Education in Sustainability … Continue reading

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“Wage Peace” a Poem by Judyth Hill – Happy Holidays

This season, the calm before the New Year breaks dawn, is a time to reflect and embrace what is really important.  A friend shared this poem with me.  A real gift.  Happy Holidays. “Wage Peace”  by Judyth Hill “Wage peace … Continue reading

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Sustainability Strategy – a luxury or competitive advantage?

Joseph Schumpeter was an Austrian-American economist who likened capitalism to a  “perennial gale of creative destruction”.  It’s funny how many economists did not / do not like Capitalism, but that is a discussion for another day.  Last week the Schumpeter … Continue reading

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reimagining the world … something owed to our children’s children

I think Paul Hawken got to the “heart of the matter” last week in his eulogy for Ray Anderson. He spoke to Ray’s courage and the responsibility that he felt to future generations. He spoke of Ray’s passage being a … Continue reading

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What motivates you to work for sustainability?

A recent post on The Natural Step’s Linkedin page made me reflect on this question.  The Natural Step instructor, Chad Park opened with this question in one of his training sessions.  It is a great reflective ice breaker and brings … Continue reading

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Researchers ‘Crack the Code’ for Persuading Skeptical, Cynical Consumers to Go Green

I am currently reading John Marshall Roberts’ book “Igniting Inspiration : a persuasion manual for visionaries”.  It is one of many books that I am reading as I try to understand  what will bring people to understand the need for new … Continue reading

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