Sustainability is a Mindset, Not a Job

Many businesses are gearing up for sustainability by adding a position to oversee it.

Will adding a position without changing the way decisions are made actually lead to sustainable business practices within the organization?

It turns out that sustainable CEOs are making money while incorporating sustainable business practices into their daily practices, and that “sustainability” is a mindset and a way of doing business profitably in their companies, rather than a job position.

These articles provide a case for the “sustainability mindset” and list CEOs who are being recognized for doing it well:

And the Top 10 Most Sustainable CEOs Are… by Nick Aster,

Sustainability Mindset by Frits Hesselink,

Sustainability Starts When You Throw Away the Instruction Manual, by Saybrook University’s Organizational Systems Program (guest article) at

Ethical Leadership Matters Now, More Than Ever

Linda Fisher Thornton’s Guest Column that appeared in Monday’s Richmond Times Dispatch explains the quickly changing landscape of ethical leadership, why the ethical leadership movement is gaining momentum, and why ethical leadership matters now, more than ever.

Ethical Leadership Matters Now, More Than Ever“, Guest Column, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Metro (B1), June 14, 2010.

“Most Wanted” Leadership Skill 2010

What is the most desired business leadership skill according to CEOs?

It may surprise you to learn that it’s Creativity.    Because of the complex challenges businesses are facing,  the fast pace of change (and many other reasons) CEOs most want leaders with creativity and problem-solving skills.

Read about the results from a new survey in the article “What Chief Executives Really Want” by Frank Kern,  Bloomberg Business Week, May 18, 2010.


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