Global Leadership Blog

  1. 60 Years of Sarvodaya

    Sarvodaya is celebrating 60 years! One of the world’s largest and most impactful social movements, Sarvodaya.org, was founded 60 years ago by Nobel Peace prize nominee Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne, who is often called ‘Sri Lanka’s Gandhi’. This month it celebrates the 60th anniversary of its exemplary work that has empowered the lives of millions of individuals in thousands of villages and towns,… Read More

  2. Marina Silva: How Nature’s Parables Taught her Leadership

    Brazilian presidential candidate in 2010 & 2014, Marina Silva is one of the most successful Green Party candidates of all time, winning 20 million votes for the Green Party in 2010 & again 20 million votes in 2014. Central to Silva’s message is a call for sustainability, appreciation for diversity, and environmental protection. Silva herself grew… Read More

  3. How the Inner Critic Maintains the Status Quo

    Most of us hear voices in our heads – and no we are not all crazy. Those voices can be our intuitions, our internalized voices, some of which are positive and nurturing, others which may be less kind. One such ‘voice’ is the Inner Critic, or the Voice of Judgment. This is the voice who… Read More

  4. The Importance of Art & Beauty to Sustainability

    Helio Mattar, Brazil’s former General Electric CEO and Vice Minister of Commerce left business and politics to transform consumerism. In dialogue with Walter Link on GlobalLeadership.TV, Mattar discusses the importance of emotions and beauty for leadership and sustainability, and how excessive consumption leads to environmental crisis and personal unhappiness. Mattar believes in the importance of art and beauty for happiness, and that… Read More

  5. How Leontino Balbo gained 30% of the world’s organic sugar market by listening to nature

    Growing up on the his family’s sugar mill in the surrounding farms and fields, Leontino Balbo grew up like Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Mowgli’, fishing in streams, disappearing for long days into the jungle and marshes in the area. His childhood experiences informed his deep sense of love and respect for nature, which he integrated into pioneering… Read More