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PROMOTING CLIMATE LEADERSHIP

Check out my new book, Lead for the Planet: Five Practices for Confronting Climate Change  (The University of Toronto Press, 2020, in press.)  In a serious but easy-going style, it helps guide concerned citizens and business leaders as they take on the twin challenges of climate change and energy evolution. One of the first in the University of Toronto's new imprint for trade books, it is also academically rigorous and appropriate for university courses on leadership.

 

As an organizational psychologist, my focus is on understanding the psychology of climate leadership and promoting scientific and systems thinking. I have been teaching sustainability and leadership in undergraduate and graduate business schools, and across university curricula,  for a decade. I am now focusing on helping educators in academic, professional and community settings to develop courses and modules on climate leadership. 


I also continue my interests in two other areas: monitoring the accountability of social enterprises and building community for scholar-teachers.

ASSESSING THE ACCOUNTABILITY OF THE SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

Alternative organizations like hybrids (in the US) and quangos (in the UK) comprise a growing sector in the US and internationally. This sector includes organizations like Fannie Mae and the latest social enterprise form, the so-called benefit corporation. How does the public hold organizations in the fourth sector--I prefer to call it the "gray sector"-- accountable? How does this sector, in which corporations move away from regulated capitalism toward free market capitalism, impact our democratic system of government?

My publications on social enterprises include:

 

(2017) Examining the Ethics of Organizational Legal Forms: Lessons from the Social Enterprise Movement. In P. Miesing & M. Aggestam (Eds.), Educating Social Entrepreneurs: A Workbook of Cases, Exercises, and Commentaries, Vol. II: From Business Plan Formulation to Implementation, 17-24. Principles for Responsible Management Education Collection, Oliver Laasch, Editor. Business Expert Press.

 

(2016) Who Should Define the 'Social' in 'Social Enterprise'— Elected Governments or Partnered Corporations? Management Teaching Review. First published on June 5, 2016 as doi:10.1177/2379298116653227

(2015) Benefit Corporations at a Crossroads: As Lawyers Weigh In, Companies Weigh Their Options. Business Horizons. 58(3), May-June, 243-252. Reprinted as Case Study BH667-PDF-ENG, Harvard Business Review series on Leadership and Managing People (2015).

(2014) Fifty Shades of Accountability: Governmental-Non-Governmental Hybrids. Non-Profit Quarterly. 2(1), Spring, 36-45.


BUILDING COMMUNITY FOR SCHOLAR-TEACHERS

The Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society encourages wonderfully active engagement from management educators in all career stages and across all disciplines, in their annual American conference and their biannual international conference, as well as in the Journal of Management Education and Management Teaching Review.

Learn more about the Society, including its SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS AND NEW EDUCATORS, at www.mobts.org.