Tag Archives: sustainable leadership

“You are all too comfortable to be dreaming”:@IbukunAwosika to young #leaders

In CSRwire (the Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire) this week, David Wilcox opens his article about “real” sustainability with a quote from Ibukun Awosika, founder of the Chair Center, to an audience of young women at Harvard Business School: “You are all too comfortable to be dreaming” of sustainable solutions. It’s a poignant comment — a […]

Four Steps to Developing Yourself and Others

This article offers some practical ways to develop leaders, and I really like that. Of course, practical rarely translates into easy, does it!? Understand yourself, of course — but what a process! Build Relationships — yes! and that means building skills, opening your heart and mind to diversity, and finding commonalities even with the most […]

The Pragmatics of Power: Leading from the Follower’s Role

David Bradford, on “managing up” in the workplace, makes some powerful points in the Stanford Business Review, about subordinate relationships with bosses. In essence, this is a business world view of courageous, creative followership, or more accurately, multiple leader relationships that make a difference between a successful company and a chaotic one. “We want to […]

Altruism and Leadership: Service and the Alleviation of Suffering

This quote crossed my desk today, from the intriguing little book, The Pocket Dalai Lama. I often turn to this great leader (scientist, philosopher, visionary) for plainspoken truths. “ALTRUISM AND INNER PEACE We humans are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others’ actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether […]

Green Business Leadership: Sustainable Authenticity

My article, “Towards Green Business Leadership: Ecocentric Authenticity and Sustainable Management,” has been published in Business Leadership Review‘s special issue on Sustainable Business Practices. Three cheers for the field, to open up such an interesting debate, and welcome  such diverse articles! In my article, I argue that an ECO-centric style of leadership and management needs to […]