Tag Archives: Transformational Leadership

Chipotle’s Scarecrow Takes Action

Strategic Management

"If you want to change the world, there’s nothing to it."

— The Scarecrow video produced by Chipotle

I believe Chipotle has a strong company culture around sustainability. After watching the video, please share your thoughts about Chipotle AND their company culture. What do YOU think?

 Company Vision

Food With Integrity is our commitment to finding the very best ingredients raised with respect for the animals, the environment and the farmers.” -Chipotle

Progress over time
  • 2000-Started serving naturally raised pork
  • 2002-Started serving naturally raised chickens
  • 2004-Started using zero trans fat oil
  • 2007-Started serving naturally raised beef and removed rBGH in cheese and sour cream

For more milestones, click here.

Stocks up

Apparently, ”Cultivate a better world,” is also very profitable. Look at the 10-year trend for this socially responsible company. For more NYSE information, click here.

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I’d love to hear your experiences and impressions. Please feel free to make comments on the blog.

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HAPPY … Dance along

2014 Oscar nominee for Best Original Song from Despicable Me 2
2013, over 96 million youtube views

"Clap along if you feel that happiness is the truth."

— Pharrell William's HAPPY

Clap. Sing. Dance.

Feel the joy.

Skip. Stroll.

Feel the music.

Smile. Laugh.

“Where the Hell is Matt?”
2008, over 47 million youtube views

"There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met."

— William Butler Yeats

What’s the point of dancing around the world?

It is a small world. We are all alike when we dance. We are joyful and have so much in common when we play. There is much to be said for reaching out and connecting with people you may not know, yet.

You can sign up to dance with Matt! To find out more, go to http://www.wherethehellismatt.com

“I like to move it.” Madasgascar 2: Escape to Africa
2005, almost 10 million youtube views

"To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance."

— Aubrey Lynch

Catchy song. Happy go lucky animals.

Pay-it-forward by bringing joy to others. Have some fun.

Dancing is a way to connect with others in a light-hearted manner.

Why is connecting important to your business?

Movies, animation and videos all express images to ignite emotion.  It’s subjective to the viewer, of course. Some yearn for that feeling of being free, uninhibited and joyful. Some just smile. Others laugh. Some share with friends, family and colleagues. Others get up and dance. Many press replay! Either way, there is a connection made through demonstrating common values.

What did you do after seeing these videos?

Stakeholder Engagement

Song and dance make a connection. Stakeholder engagement needs a connection-maker and creating a video may be a great tool for you to use. If you aren’t ready to make your own video, share other videos that demonstrate your company culture, goals, mission, vision and values. Relating to your stakeholders and communicating your values is essential. This is one way to create long-lasting and trusting relationships that will propel your business success.

Who are your stakeholders?

Stakeholders can include those who are invested in the organization (e.g., employees, shareholders, suppliers) as well as those who are external to the organization (e.g., communities). (excerpted from GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards)

Most importantly, focus on your employees, customers, suppliers, distributors and neighbors. Next priority would be the NGOs, labor organizations, governmental institutions, industry organizations and financial bodies. (excerpted from Triple Pundit)

Please share your videos with us and leave some ‘happy’ comments on this blog
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UNLESS someone like you …

Innovative Leadership

Set the example for your colleagues and industry with innovative and transformational leadership skills. Create your legacy to benefit future generations by taking the first step to building a sustainable business.

The Lorax Blazon Laurels


The Global Citizen Business Certification

Perhaps, it’s time for you to take the initiative to become certified in The Global Citizen Business Program.

Ten areas reviewed in certification process:

1) Sustainable Business

2) Innovative Leadership

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4) Strategic Management

5) Stakeholder Engagement

6) Global Citizenship

7) Supply Chain Management

8) Quality of Service

9) Luxury Distinction

10) Giving Back Commitment




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Essential tools for your GREEN TEAM

Strategic Management

Hire right, manage for strengths, build trust, invest in your employees development and coach with compassion. Celebrate diversity, talents and contributions. Manage with intention, not on a whim.

Build a shared vision for a better world with your GREEN TEAM.

Jeff Bezos Blazon Laurels

Hospitality Audit Programs

Perhaps, it’s the time to begin your GREEN TEAM and make a positive impact on your company culture? Focus on low hanging fruit. Small investment with huge payoffs.

Your team can start easily and seamlessly improve by choosing from these four audit programs:

1) Energy, Water and Waste Management Efficiency

2) Landscape Optimization

3) Employee Engagement

4) Financial Finesse


Viva GREEN Las Vega$

Las Vegas is GREEN. Amazing but true.


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.