Real Leaders

This is the True Value of Our Oceans (It’s Not Fish)

Marine biologist Dr. Sylvia Earle has led more than 100 expeditions, logged over 7,000 hours underwater, and has authored more than 190 scientific, technical, and popular articles. As former chief scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and founder of Mission Blue, she wants everyone to know that the life in our oceans holds […]

Case Study: How to Create a Corporate Sustainability Action Plan

In early 2019, Copenhagen Fashion Week announced its ambition to transition and develop into a pioneering, sustainable event. Their requirements stipulate that brands must achieve a specific score to be eligible to apply for a show or presentation on the official schedule of Fashion Week. All shows must comply fully with 17 minimum standards or […]

The President Who Dismantled His Country To Save The World

One of the world’s most powerful leaders decided that aggressive posturing and ideological differences shouldn’t matter anymore. He was of the opinion that leaders who seek peace should be seen as strong, not weak. Mikhail Gorbachev moved from politics to forming a green “Red Cross” to help solve environmental issues. To meet future challenges he […]

The Trillion Dollar Market Opportunities at the Bottom of the Pyramid

I have moved from the Third World to the First World in my life. I was privileged to be poor before I became rich, to understand what it feels like to live in poverty without needing to read a book. I failed all my subjects at school, but the teachers never tested me on the […]

6 Steps to Being a Fearless Leader

Rebecca Minkoff built a fashion empire through hard work and a relentless drive to live her dream. It wasn’t easy and took tremendous resolve to remain hungry and persevere. By never giving up, she has created a space for herself on the shelves of luxury department stores across the world. She also cofounded the Female […]

5 Ways to Elevate Your Voice

As we emerge from a year of confusion and muted voices, who better to keep us inspired than those who never lost their voice — keynote speakers. Draw inspiration from these 5 speakers who deliver words of wisdom to help you lead better than before. Many celebrities and politicians have lost their appeal over the […]

6 Leadership Lessons From Rob Chesnut, Former Chief Ethics Officer at Airbnb

Rob Chesnut is a graduate of Harvard Law School and worked for 14 years with the U.S. Justice Department. As a federal prosecutor, he ran the Major Crimes unit and prosecuted a wide variety of cases, including bank robberies, kidnappings, murder, and drug trafficking. He also handled the prosecution of CIA, FBI and other employees […]

Michael Franti: Creating a Better World Through the Power of Words

Musician Michael Franti has a deep understanding of the hurtful and healing power of words. Michael Franti didn’t want to tell his mother the bad name he’d been called at kindergarten that day. The last time he’d said a bad word in front of her, he had his mouth washed out with soap. “Was it […]