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Lavinia Weissman
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Lavinia Weissman is an ecologist, leadership coach, consultant and publisher of Lavinia serves on the Advisory Board of EthicMark® and Ethical Markets Research Group. Lavinia advises and coaches executive leaders on investment strategies and educational programs that apply the Earth Charter's Precautionary Principle.
Interests: eclectic!
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Being a women in today's workforce takes courage. And yes, I will readily admit anyone living today - man, woman or child- need courage. Yet it is becoming common knowledge that the decisions women have to make regarding going to work, take extreme measures of courage. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook has been on the speaking circuit. More recently, Sheryl presented at TED and asked the question, Why women are dropping out of the workforce." This takes real courage. Sheryl has formulate a message that is quite remarkable for an c-level executive in business creating new markets; in a new like the burst and bubble created by Amazon and Google. Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at AboutWorkEcology
I want to thank everyone who took the time to comment on my post from last week on how they see the growing opportunity for Sustainable Health - It's Possible, Let's Get to Work Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at AboutWorkEcology
Thank you everyone for your comments. I will be returning here next week to post my own response to all of you after I have a chance to reflect on who spoke here and what was said. I have such wonderful benefit of knowing each of you, some better than others; and can understand from your simple sentences that others cannot, if they don't know you.
Our health care system in the United States and in fact around the world is moving more people into a new form of poverty. This form of poverty is grueling and different than the poverty that people are born to due to ignorance and in accessibility to resources. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2011 at AboutWorkEcology
Joan’s book arrived at my door just on time for my Christmas break from my twitter, hoot and blog dance. The book now aptly titled Fried: Why You Burn Out and How to Revive, is a combination of quality neuroscience analysis of the growing rate of depression and its relationship to burnout; stories of how people experience burnout, and the passages for healing that people can consciously chose beyond simply fixing the symptoms with anti-depressants. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2011 at AboutWorkEcology
I will be threading into the white paper and coaching tools more on GE distilled from this article Thank you Jeffrey Immelt
Chuck Maniscalco's resignation as CEO of Seventh Generation in September, followed by Jeffrey Hollender's departure from Seventh Generation in October pushed me to think about leadership in a company committed to sustainable business practice and what that implies. Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2010 at AboutWorkEcology
Seventh Generation has finally spoken. A Blessed Rabbi spoke in email. It took my leaving for a congregation to grapple beyond the work of a guru. It was time for that.
Jeffrey Hollender, “CSR hero and friend to many”, was abruptly fired from Seventh Generation this week. Emotions ran high on #csr and #csrwire with links to this discovery and numerous fact finding missions from @marcgunther, @fastcompany and others. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2010 at AboutWorkEcology
What happens when two women, who are colleagues and leading practitioners of CSR perceive a need to build a response to Dr. Aneel Karnani’s post, “The Case Against Corporate Social Responsibility,” that exceeds anything that was accomplished within a two week time frame when CSR bloggers from around the world authored 20+ responses to this narrow focused editorial that attracted a whirlwind of response directly to the post of over 250 entries. Voila... Here is What Happened Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at AboutWorkEcology
In my opinion, Genzyme today stands at a door of possibility to sustain its company by adopting a steep CSR/Sustainability Agenda to embed as an educational format to lead itself into a culture of change to sustain. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2010 at AboutWorkEcology
Four Mile Canyon Fire on the outskirts of Boulder Co on this morning of the 9th anniversary of 9/11, is now 56% contained. The ecology of this 6427 acres is now destroyed for years to come. Over 170 households have lost their homes. A place of home is sacred and essential form of stability from which people can refuel and nurture their mind, body and spirit. This disaster is gripping its victims similar at the edge of the envelope that swept New York Citizens with the terrorism attack on the World Trade center. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2010 at AboutWorkEcology
@elainecohen has been using her twitter and blog posts to mix up a lot of ideas that added great value to the idea of chemistry (#safechem) as a metaphor for a sustainable leadership practice of "sensemaking." Elaine directs us to think of the chemical practice of "mixing up of ingredients" as a metaphor from which companies can build learning and sustainable outcomes ( OR NOT). I pointed out something similar this past week, as a guest blogger at IN GOOD COMPANY. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at AboutWorkEcology
Thanks, I need to submit a design to a developer and move on with my next stage of blogging with multiple authors.
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I downloaded and it would not open when I double clicked. I just discovered that Safari 5 requires an operating system I can don't have. I have MAC OS X 10.4.1 and Safari * Snow Leopard System Requirements o Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.2 or later * Leopard System Requirements o Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 That is very disappointing since my machine works really well and has a smaller hard drive, so I was advise by Apple Genius Bar to stick with my current operating system. I am trying to see if I can borrow another Apple computer to test the blog features out. I don't want to buy a new computer just to upgrade to new features on Typepad; when my computer works fine. I have become annoyed with technical domination re: my budget as a self-employed person that pushes me to upgrade when my equipment works fine. Lavinia
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The utility did not work for me. I click on the download twice and it opens in my Safari Browser with nothing in the window. I am very frustrated with Typepad these days and prefer to stay with you, but I keep being told I should move to Wordpress. So I hope you can respond and support me with success with Moveable Type and Typepad so I can serve my clients and projects with professional alacrity. My current blog has caught a lot of attention globally and viewed as almost like a magazine. Hopefully I can get over this hurdle wit you.
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How the world perceives chemicals and the mom's dream for chemical free was questioned this past September when the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus questioned advertising messages of "CSR" famed brands Seventh Generation Products and Procter and Gamble Detergents. Both companies conceded after the issue was raised that their products are not "chemical free." Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2010 at AboutWorkEcology
Mark, I think more to the point, poverty is a state of mind. This article outlines a new value for work that is not dependent on income. It guides people to see education, relationships through social networking to acquire knowledge and be in the right "neighborhood" when economic advantage provides jobs through the power of "learning to discern act with professional advantage."
Perhaps we need to shift our view in the way we think to have more progress and lead the change in society today that is going to be integral to embedding a culture of education from which we can construct a sustainable economy. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2010 at AboutWorkEcology
This post is a comment in response to Bill Shireman's editorial on Huffington Post. The Trackback URL is connected to this post. Bill back to 1993, when I convened a leadership dialogue in the Bay Area, and have since convened many other similar types of discussion the outcome of these conversations is the same. We have outgrown our system of government. I see that now more than every. How can we expect one person, e.g. Obama to save the day. Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2010 at AboutWorkEcology
It pushed me to think through some of what I am thinking about relative to material for my new book, The Tale of Meaningful Use. The intersection of where science meets spirituality and healing is a challenging place in which to hold the positive. It seems it is very timely for people to be drawn from science, investments, health to create a neural network of condition that inspires a change in scientific practice that builds sustainable practices for health, environment and economy. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2010 at AboutWorkEcology
This morning a comment on FaceBook arrived at my door, "Benzine EPA allowable 0-4 parts/billion. Gulftest=3,400 parts/ billion" My heart immediately sank deep into an experience of sorrow. When I get that way, I let my fingers walk through Google to clarify what I am feeling with facts. I found a few websites of facts on the implications of this health hazard. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2010 at AboutWorkEcology
Copied from AboutWorkEcology Group on (for a subscription to this conference contact me Lavinia Weissman I posted this to the AboutWorkEcology conference after reading this link via @simransethi 85% of Kids' Drinks, Snacks Could Contain High Levels of Lead... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at AboutWorkEcology
Sandy, your remark is interesting to me. You are a college student and actively give your time to in support of the school in India. So I know health matters to you. Do you think corporate sustainability can integrate into our health care system?