Sustainable Leadership

Appleton Greene
Sustainable leadership’ recognizes the complex interdependency between individuals, business, markets and society and the ecosystem, with the aspiration that the organization creates prosperity and social value as well as long term commercial success, while protecting the environment in which we are all participants. Sustainable leadership requires leaders to focus on four critical relationships. Intro-personal: attending to own psychological and physical health, in particular the ability to learn from experience, a sense of personal purpose, and care for own physical well being and vitality. Organization: attending to the conversations going on in the organization and how these influence cultural norms, the achievement of business goals and the customer experience. Society: taking account of the fact that we are not somehow separate from the society in which we live and do business, we are all participants in creating this society; aiming to create social value and prosperity not only for ethical reasons, but because business needs a healthy society in which to operate. Environment: protecting the environment and minimizing the environmental impact of the organization.