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jueves, 29 de julio de 2010
Sustainability leadership in a perverse world
The demand for more precise climate forecasts by the policy community is having a knock-on effect on organizations – institutions and their processes will not change all that quickly. We need 'positive deviants' - sustainability-literate leaders who can implement sustainability solutions despite being surrounded by institutional structures, processes and people perversely intent on the opposite.
I'm pleased to announce a new book that I hope will be of interest to all of you – The Positive Deviant: Sustainability Leadership in a Perverse Worldby Sara Parkin. Sara is co-founder, with Jonathon Porritt, of Forum for the Future – the UK's leading sustainable development charity – and creator of the Forum's highly-regarded MA in Sustainable Development.
Sarah presents notions of 'sufficient knowledge' to make 'good enough' decisions – and tools that will help all of us to start making decisions that contribute to sustainability straight away – despite the difficulties.
The book is suitable for management and leadership courses and for anyone who aspires to sustainability-literate work, whoever they are, wherever they work.