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Creating a Culture of Sustainable Success

I was honored to be the lead-off speaker for Georgia Tech’s
IMPACT Series.
  Sponsored by the College of Management, the IMPACT Series provides an opportunity for students alumni and the Atlanta business community to learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and notable business and non-profit leaders.  

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I was honored to be the lead-off speaker for Georgia Tech’s IMPACT Series. Sponsored by the College of Management, the IMPACT Series provides an opportunity for students alumni and the Atlanta business community to learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and notable business and non-profit leaders. The topic, Creating a Culture of Sustainable Success, addressed ideas on how to embed sustainability into an organization’s culture. While transforming culture isn’t easy – it certainly can be done when approached systemically. I presented three keys for doing so – to Lead, Engage and Align.

Dennis Lockhart’s Advice to UGA Graduates

University of Georgia’s August 2011 graduates were honored by Dennis P. Lockhart, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, as their commencement speaker.  Mr.

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University of Georgia’s August 2011 graduates were honored by Dennis P. Lockhart, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, as their commencement speaker. Mr. Lockhart began by saying that he would not speak about the economy, since this is “supposed to be a happy occasion”. Instead, he shared advice that he has given his daughter. Paraphrasing Mr. Lockhart, his three key pieces of wisdom were:

Citigroup, UPS, Interface and Shaw on Culture, Engagement and Leadership

Focusing on the technical and operational aspects of sustainability will only go so far.  Companies need to apply a dual strategy where they simultaneously build organizational capacity while moving through stages of sustainable development.   This means building the muscle needed to succeed in becoming sustainable.  Organizational capacity is about enhancing leadership capabilities, acquiring and developing expertise, transforming the culture and applying organizational design practices to align the structure, processes and people practices

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