July 21, 2021 | FEE Content, FEE Posts, Global Warming

Navigating Your Business Through the Tumult of Our Climate Crisis


All over the planet temperature, rainfall, forest fire, flood and drought records are being broken… and the frequency of severe weather is increasing. Organizational survival demands that it be taken seriously. It touches everything… food, shelter, water, energy, healthcare, transport. I could keep going. It is transforming not only our physical world, but our society, […]

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September 30, 2020 | FEE Content, FEE Posts

Ignore Context at Your Peril


by Bob Leonard and David Ross   “We believed that by opening ourselves to the wider world, we could harvest ideas that had so far escaped our notice, and in the process break free from company-centric ways of looking at technologies, markets and ourselves.” – Guido Jouret, former Cisco executive   In this turbulent time, […]

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September 16, 2020 | FEE Content, FEE Posts

Culture of Trust


by Bob Leonard and David Ross   It’s clear to most that the way we organize and lead our businesses must evolve to meet the challenges of our Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world. After the pandemic is gone, we will still have to deal with our climate crisis – a problem that touches […]

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September 3, 2020 | FEE Content, FEE Posts

Climate as Purpose


by Bob Leonard and David Ross   Nobody can predict the future, especially in this uncertain time of exponential change, but there are hard trends that we can use to confidently anticipate what lies before us. Our climate crisis is one of those hard trends. We are not going to list all of the scientific […]

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August 25, 2020 | FEE Content, FEE Posts

Purpose Beyond Profit


by Bob Leonard and David Ross   Does your company have a purpose beyond profit? Organizations whose sole focus is on their own financial performance do not create the competitive differentiation or emotional engagement required for lasting success. An overemphasis on profit directs the organization inward, employees focus on short-term gains, there is little innovation, […]

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August 19, 2020 | FEE Content, FEE Posts

Culture Eats Climate Strategy for Lunch


by Bob Leonard and David Ross   It is becoming increasingly apparent to more and more people that we must take serious steps to address our climate crisis. Many businesses are responding, but in a half-hearted way… doing the minimum that allows them to point to their sustainability or carbon reduction efforts and say, “look […]

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August 12, 2020 | FEE Content, FEE Posts

Citta Lente – Slow Cities


by Bob Leonard   Many people around the world are aware that our current growth economies and consumer societies are not working – they are the root causes of our climate crisis and many other societal woes. A few years ago thirty-three Italian towns banded together to protect their human-paced way of life from our […]

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August 5, 2020 | FEE Content, FEE Posts

Leveraging Design Thinking to Meet the Challenges of Our Climate Crisis


by Bob Leonard and David Ross   Organizations are finding it difficult to successfully address climate issues, and to take advantage of the opportunities inherent in our climate crisis, while relying on legacy thinking… mindsets that worked effectively in less turbulent times. Design thinking enables new, innovative approaches.   The development of effective business strategies, […]

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