Do you find that you aren’t achieving the results as a sustainability practitioner that you’d like to get? Do you want to be a more effective leader but don’t know what to change about your approach? The article, Why You’re Not a Leader, by Mike Myatt was published on Forbes earlier this year and is helpful in providing a framework by which to analyze sustainability leadership skills.
Jennifer Woofter, President of Strategic Sustainability Consulting reflects on how to be an effective sustainability leader.
Mike’s points are in bold italics followed by suggestions from Jennifer Woofter, the President of Strategic Sustainability Consulting, on how to best to apply it to sustainability.
Does sustainability need a new definition? Can a company pay a “poverty wage” and still be considered a sustainability leader? When the working poor need government assistance to help them pay for their basic needs – the taxpayer is forced to step in and effectively tops up the wages of the workers. Is this good capitalism OR so we have a major system flaw.
To learn more about what a new economic system could look like – please visit the Sustainable Economy Project