If You Want to Get Better at Something, Ask Yourself These Two Questions

By |2019-08-23T10:49:57-06:00August 27th, 2019|@enable_change, Health, Safety & Environmental Programs|

Change requires doing things differently. And doing things differently requires dealing with the uncomfortable, the awkward, and the difficult. I love finding simple concepts that help explain complexity, especially when it’s the complexity I’m particularly passionate about: change – individual and organizational. (They are really the same since organizations [...]

Sustainability: Top Down or Bottom Up?

By |2017-11-17T09:38:44-07:00June 27th, 2017|Health, Safety & Environmental Programs, Organizational Change Capacity, Sustainability|

The Case for Top-Down While I was at an energy industry conference recently I was asked the question, “Do you believe that it is better to have a bottom-up or a top-down approach for sustainability?” I answered immediately, “Top-down.” But I would not have answered this way even a [...]

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Evolving Sustainability Strategies

By |2017-11-17T12:19:20-07:00April 5th, 2017|@enable_change, Health, Safety & Environmental Programs, Operational & Process Improvement, Organizational Change Capacity, Sustainability|

Business is often not prepared to take on sustainability efforts for a variety of reasons. Some of these may be related to a lack of maturity in business process, data management, information gathering or expertise in the subject. This presentation considers organizational capability in the form of maturity models and frameworks [...]

What’s in a name?

By |2017-05-23T10:35:47-06:00August 4th, 2015|Health, Safety & Environmental Programs, Operational & Process Improvement|

Sustainable development, energy efficiency, environmental protection, corporate social responsibility, recycling, waste reduction, are just some of the terms implied or included in the concept of sustainability. A good place to start with any sustainability effort is to define what you mean by sustainability.  The key is to make the definition [...]

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