Jeffrey Hollender talks with Carol Sanford about how to find your essence and leverage it to lead industries.
Author Archive | Carol Sanford
Think of your favorite products. They make your life deeply satisfying, meaningful, and workable. They help you be your best self and do your best work. You identify with them and tell others about them. You’re proud to be represented by them. Customer’s Lives Are Enriched My favorite product is my new Apple MacBook Air. I’m […]
A Forbes blog on Entrepreneurship invites the reader to “rate yourself for how well you mirror entrepreneur characteristics.” I was troubled by their list. The blog listed five characteristics (blog says six) necessary to be an entrepreneur. I think some are true, but minimally important, and others can lead to missteps. The five are: […]
Leadership is a much spoken about and highly misunderstood subject. It is most often seen as a role of inspiration and motivation. But leadership that ensures a business’s success and its responsibility is neither of these—it is something very different. Responsible Leadership Leadership in The Responsible Business avoids seeking to inspire and does not believe […]
Carol Sanford interviews Responsible Entrepreneur Rodrigo Esquivel of New Ventures Mexico. Carol addresses the question: what does it mean to be a change agent? She introduces three different levels of a change agent as they compare to a brief history of business and how understanding essence and uniqueness and the expression of that is vital in realizing one’s potential. […]
Carol Sanford interviews Madelynn Martiniere of FTI Consulting Strategic Communications. Carol discusses what open source means to the entrepreneurial technology world, and the critical nature of authenticity. Three criteria are offered for how to recognize where and when authenticity is present. Madelynn and Carol discuss these criteria and how they play out in building communication in […]
TRE Podcast – Nathan Kadish and Amanda Obourne of Ecotrust. Carol Sanford interviews Nathan Kadish and Amanda Oborne for the Responsible Capitalist Podcast. They discuss what it means to be “local”, the collaborative nature of Ecotrust, principals of shifting whole systems, and what it looks like to invest in food systems. Find out about Ecotrust at http://www.ecotrust.org/
Originally published in Corporate EcoForum’s EcoInnovator Blog. DuPont sold its Fibers and Textiles business, which had been the heart and soul of its business—the operations that made such well-known products as Stainmaster nylon carpet fibers and Lycra stretch fabric. At the time, the deal reduced the company’s revenue from a peak of $45 billion in […]
TRE Podcast – The Responsible Entrepreneur – Koann Skrzyniarz Hear Responsible Entrepreneur Koann Skrzyniarz, Founder and CEO of Sustainable Life Media and Sustainable Brands and Carol Sanford talk about what it takes to shift from a community to a movement and how whole systems change thinking can leverage great change in the world.
Carol Sanford introduces us to core capabilities of internal entrepreneurs, those using other’s platforms. Then we listen to parts of an interview with Annalie Killian who has helped shift governing processes using the platform of the largest aluminum company on the planet and now she’s doing the same thing in the financial industry
Carol Sanford introduces us to four types of coops and the value each can bring. She shares clips from an interview with Kipp Baratoff, who has created the most sophisticated form of co-op and therefore likely the highest financial and social return.
Carol shares three traits of “rock star” entrepreneurs and talks with Dhaval Chadha, a founding partner of Pipa and Cria, about alignment of a company’s essence or DNA and his company’s investment thesis. To learn more about “rock star” entrepreneurs, read Carol’s latest book, The Responsible Entrepreneur.
Carol discusses how to discern what type of work you do and how effective it is to making a significant change. She talks with Alejandro Tocigl, a Chilean entrepreneur who has set out to change the health care system in Chile, particularly cancer research and treatment. To learn more about changing systems through business, read Carol’s […]
Carol interviews Dr. Sarah Slaughter, the president and founder of Built Environment Coalition. She has developed to help engage teams and stakeholders in a way that creates transformational results rather than defensiveness. To learn more about changing systems through business, read Carol’s latest book, The Responsible Entrepreneur.
Carol talks with Robbie Vitrano, the founder of Idea Village and Naked Pizza, on the need to align the essence of investors with the essence of a start-up or company.