The important new approach to leadership that John Gordon and Joyce Berry explain in this book is built upon the experiences of environmental and natural resource organizations as they contend with complex, long-term problems. But the lessons learned apply beyond these groups--to all modern organizations, for-profit and non-profit, that are dealing with the complicated conditions of the twenty-first century.
~Garry D. Brewer
"There is a genuine need for this book. ‘Green organizations’ are increasingly showing themselves to be in need of better leadership and management. And all businesses will, in due course, become green ones."—Garry D. Brewer, Yale School of Organization and Management
~Jack Ward Thomas
"Gordon and Berry tap the experience and wisdom of those who have actually and successfully addressed highly significant organizational problems related to the environment."—Jack Ward Thomas, Chief Emeritus, U.S. Forest Service
~Jared L. Cohon
"Leading a major university calls for precisely the skills John Gordon and Joyce Berry describe in this book. Even after a lifetime of practicing environmental leadership, I find useful insights and reminders in every chapter. Environmental Leadership Equals Essential Leadership should be required reading for the leader of every not-for-profit and for-profit organization."—Jared L. Cohon, President, Carnegie Mellon University
"Leadership is an elusive concept typically taught as a systemized process. This book is unique in contextualizing leadership skills. This book should be placed by one’s night table and reread frequently."—Kristiina Vogt, author of Forests and Society: Sustainability and Life Cycles of Forests in Human Landscapes