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Key Qualities of Sustainable Leadership

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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"In a comprehensive review by the researchers Bruce Avolio and Fred Luthans of more than two hundred leadership studies, only one quality among leaders consistently had a positive impact on their employees.

Santa's CSR Checklist: Has Your Business Been Naughty or Nice?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Santa's making a list and he's checking it twice.  He's wondering if your business has been naughty or nice.  Has your organization delayed business sustainability strategies to see how the market responds before taking action? Has management been afraid to commit resources and capital to sustainability initiatives?  Or, has your businesses harnessed the organizational power of sustainability to deliver top and bottom line results? 

How CEO’s Can Leave a Legacy of CSR, Innovation: The Executive Guide to Creating a CSR Culture

Executive How-To Guide from the Network for Business Sustainability
Summary: 
Summarizing 13,000 academic and industry sources, this report is the authoritative planning guide for senior CSR and HR leaders. Designed to help senior leaders ensure their company's focus on sustainability lasts even after they leave, the report, Embedding Sustainability in Organizational Culture, was commissioned by business leaders and written by a management researcher.
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Summarizing 13,000 academic and industry sources, this report is the authoritative planning guide for senior CSR and HR leaders. Designed to help senior leaders ensure their company's focus on sustainability lasts even after they leave, the report, Embedding Sustainability in Organizational Culture, was commissioned by business leaders and written by a management researcher.

2011: Planning for What is Around the Corner

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“If I knew then what I know now, I would have made a different decision”.  Will these be the parting words of your organization? 

Putting Action to Business Sustainability Words

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Closing the gap between awareness and action may represent the single largest opportunity for global sustainability progress.  In fact, the promotion of the action step is one of our sustainability consulting missions in facilitating business sustainability change. 

Three Executive Mindsets that Propel Sustainable Innovation

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Over the last decade, the world has witnesses a dramatic increase in eco awareness, with a significant shift in the knowledge of the everyday shopper.  Evidence of this shift can be seen in the ever increasing number of alternative products and services available to consumers today.  While ‘green’ products are flooding the market, the stable brands that will ultimately survive are harnessing consumer expectations and utilizing internal innovation as a major business sustai

Break the Silence in Your Organization

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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When you walk the halls of your office do you hear the chatter of enthusiasm and excitement, or do you hear the sound of silence?

When Sustainability Leadership Really Matters

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Not all companies, in fact very few, have a uniform business sustainability understanding across the entire organization.  This lack of cohesion is often an opportunity for leadership to really shine.  By facilitating sustainability discussion, leaders open the door to inclusion, reduced resistance, alignment, and a smoother transition of sustainable business change. 

Selling Business Sustainability to Executive Management

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Generally, the surest way toward environmental and business sustainability is to engage an entire workforce from the top down.  While executive support is a critical key component of most success stories, it is not the only direction from which leadership can come.  

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Leadership, Learning and the Millennial Generation

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The final installment in a series of interviews with Greg Van Kirk, an Ashoka Lemolson Fellow and Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Columbia University.  He discusses the impact  that international social and business engagment can have on emerging leaders in the millennial generation and how his program can be replicated across the globe.

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The final installment in a series of interviews with Greg Van Kirk, an Ashoka Lemolson Fellow and Social Entrepreneur in Residence at Columbia University.  He discusses the impact  that international social and business engagment can have on emerging leaders in the millennial generation and how his program can be replicated across the globe.

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