change leadership

disruptive-leadership  

A few months ago, I attended a workshop that examined the issue of leadership for change: integrating sustainability into an institution’s core mission and transforming organizational identity, culture and processes to enable change. It was delivered by Leith Sharp, director of executive education for sustainability leadership at Harvard University’s Center for Health and the Global Environment. She has 20 years’ experience greening universities all over the world and is the one-woman sustainability machine behind Harvard University’s green transformation.

Sharp suggests that what’s really needed is “disruptive sustainability”: a kind of leadership that brings about a change of direction, away from eco-efficiency and “doing less bad” of old-school sustainability approaches, and towards what she calls “eco-effectiveness.”

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what-do-sustainability-and-porn-have-in-common-blog  

This past autumn, Net Impact London and I hosted a cafe style workshop with a diverse group of sustainability professionals to delve into the questions that every job seeker has: how can you figure out what a potential employer is looking for? And how can you communicate your competitive advantage as a potential employee?

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