Sustainable Leadership: Creating Receptivity or Resistance?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Nov 5, 2010 3:30 PM ET

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Compa…

What is the fastest way to get from where you are to where you want to be?  Is it a linear path? The shortest path?  Our sustainability consulting would argue that the answer is actually by following the path of least resistance.

Traditional business models and methodologies are giving way to new innovative means to navigating the complex waters of internal and external stakeholder engagement.  Yet, as we bridge our way from traditional models and simultaneously explore new pathways, turbulence is bound to be a result.  How does leadership smooth the way?    Oftentimes within our business sustainability programs we find its commitment to a solid vision.  Defining that true North  or what sustainability means to the organization.  Once the end in sight, it's easy to benchmark against that to find the smoother, easier path toward the end goal.   Guidelines suggested in our business sustainability programs include the following.  Consider exploring each question from the context of Identifying areas of discord - how is this creating resistance in the organization and what needs to change to create receptivity?  Click here to continue reading.  

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".