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Guilherme Leal: Bringing Hearts *and* Minds to Work

Natura co-founder, B-Team leader and running mate to Marina Silva in Brazil’s 2010 presidential election, Guilherme Leal is a pioneer of sustainable business. Here, he appears in dialogue with Walter Link, discussing the process of co-creating sustainable economies, the principles that …

Thais Corral: We Go Far Because We Go Together

Global social entrepreneur Thais Corral has played key roles in the women’s movement and the global leadership movement for decades. Now, as founder of SINAL & Vista Allegre, she transitions her social entrepreneurship to focus on local projects in Brazil, with …

Leontino Balbo: Listening to Nature Sustainablizes Big Agriculture

Ecosystem Revitalizing Agriculture Goes Public!

Leontino Balbo, the Brazilian pioneer of sustainable agriculture whose unique method of listening to nature helped him to develop a revolutionary post-organics agricultural method that that has proven itself on 20,000 hectares is going public with what he calls his Ecosystem …

How the Inner Critic Maintains the Status Quo

Many of us may hear voices in our heads – our intuitions or internalized voices can positive and nurturing, but many may be less kind. One such ‘voice’ is the Inner Critic, or the Voice of Judgment, the voice that tells you, ‘You …

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John Kotter & Nancy Dearman: Why change starts with ALL of us

John Kotter & Nancy Dearman, change experts & Kotter International co-founders, have spent decades studying the processes of change and leadership in companies, organizations and societies. A professor at Harvard Business School and author of numerous best-selling leadership books, Kotter’s 8 …

Otto Scharmer on Deep Listening and the Emerging Self

M.I.T. professor, Presencing Institute founder, and co-creator of Theory U, Otto Scharmer tells us that the modern world requires more of us as leaders and changemakers. But how do we create this progress? How does personal growth happen? Scharmer studied the …

The Importance of Art & Beauty to Sustainability

Helio Mattar, Brazil’s former General Electric CEO and Vice Minister of Commerce left business and politics to transform our perspectives on consumerism. In dialogue with Walter Link, Mattar discusses the importance of emotions and appreciation of beauty to leadership and sustainability, and how excessive consumption can lead to …

Marina Silva: How Nature’s Parables Taught Her Leadership