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Viva GREEN Las Vega$

Las Vegas is GREEN. Amazing but true.

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I lived in Las Vegas for five years and never heard a word about sustainability in the 1990’s. However, I was always impressed and inspired with the innovative business practices of my employer, the Wynn properties (including Bellagio, The Mirage, Treasure Island and Golden Nuggets). I often wonder, if I still lived in Vegas, whether I’d be working for Zappos.com. Either way, it’s wonderful to know that even sin-city who thrives in lights, action and over-consumption is taking steps to ‘do good and do well.”

I am inspired to share this article I read this morning from Smart Planet, “Verde Las Vegas?” by Mary Catherine O’Connor. Ironically, I’m now in Las Vega$. Apropos. as we’ll be visiting the revamped downtown today.

Progress in Las Vegas

The following stats were excerpted from this inspiring Smart Planet article:

– Reduced its energy consumption by 22 percent since 2010.Night illumination of the modern luxury hotel on Palm Jumeirah m
– 8 percent of electricity comes from solar panels with plans to gain another 13 percent of energy from solar.
– Local government is prioritizing walkable communities.
– Waste oil from kitchens serving the nearly 40 million annual visitors is collected and used to help power city busses, running on biodiesel.
Caesars has reduced its landfill contribution by 25 percent by managing their own recycling facilities.
– Water consumption has reduced about 40 percent since 1989, despite the city’s significant growth.

Looking forward to seeing more

Kudos to Las Vegas. Hoping they will inspire more cities to make positive changes for our future and prosperity for all.

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Leadership as an Experience in Humanness

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Screen Shot 2013-03-29 at 10.55.45 AMCheryl DePonte

The Ken Blanchard Companies

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Cheryl DePonte is a Human Resources Learning and Performance Specialist at The Ken Blanchard Companies and has over 15 years experience in the fields of organizational effectiveness and human resources development.

Leadership as an Experience in Humanness

At the beginning of my career, desperate for experience, I took whatever job I could in my field. Fortunately, my first manager treated employees and customers like gold. Luck struck twice when I was hired by yet another wonderful manager.

Screen Shot 2013-03-29 at 11.00.02 AMRegrettably, subsequent managers provided the “opportunity” to witness appalling treatment of both employees and customers. Still relatively naïve, I unconsciously swept their behavior under the rug in an attempt to gain valuable experience.

As my skill-set grew, I became disillusioned with my own attempts to lead. Emulating a combination of previous managers, who overall, seemed successful, led to followers who appeared blatantly angry, humiliated, and hostile. Advised not to take it personally, I couldn’t help but wonder what I was doing wrong and how I could change. With a warrior mentality, I read every work regarding leadership I could find and studied leaders as if by doing so I could internalize their success merely by being in their presence.

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Our “green” team

Our “green” team

Supply Chain Excellence

Blazon Laurels takes the utmost care and consideration in selecting associates and vendors. We painstakingly ensure our supply chain is aligned with our mission of “Building Global Citizenship for a Better World.” Additionally, we encourage and support continued commitment in the areas of energy consumption, water usage, waste management, transportation efficiency, office supplies and equipment used, employee development, and social and environmental justice issues. To encourage more businesses to take the noble path of sustainability, we proudly honor our associates and vendors as examples of integrity, achievement and leadership.

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Screen Shot 2013-04-16 at 10.45.41 AMBlazon Laurels educates leaders, builds honorable reputations and publicly recognizes hospitality global businesses “doing well AND doing good.”

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Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder Engagement

Growth & Profit
Brand Loyalty
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Transparency
Legacy Building

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