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By Tom Davidson

As natural resource professionals, we’re familiar with the issues and impacts of climate change, both on the environmental and human side of the equation. Climate change is complex, emotional, and divisive. As leaders, we also need to be aware of the issues and impacts related to organizational climate change, another complex, emotional and divisive subject […]

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On Saturday, December 20, two officers with the New York Police Department (NYPD) were executed while sitting in a critical response vehicle on a New York City street, and that night a segment of the same police force demonstrated their disrespect for Mayor de Blasio by turning their backs on him just ahead of his […]

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By Tom Davidson

It’s only the latest example of a senior leader publicly throwing his subordinates under the bus, but it’s a big one, with a lesson for everyday leaders as well. To “throw someone under the bus” is a contemporary version of the expression, to “throw someone to the wolves.” In both cases, the one doing the […]

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Today’s blog is about how to give more recognition, even when you don’t have a large budget for raises, opportunities to enrich a person’s job, or promotions to spread around.  Just as the environment has a changing climate, so does your work team. You influence the small microclimate that exists in every working group, and […]

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Today’s blog is about how to show more interest in each individual, here’s how you can show more interest and help change the climate: “Climate change” usually refers to the gradual rise in temperature in the environment that has multiple implications to the ecology. Climate change on your team has many ramifications as well.  – […]

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