Revisiting Today’s Business Sustainability Skills

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Revisiting Today’s Business Sustainability Skills

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 8:28am

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As we have extensively discussed in previous posts, sustainable business leaders have elevated corporate culture and the creation of meaningful work to be one of their organization’s top priority.   Thus, our sustainability consulting pracatice continues its study of leadership and the evolving nature of required executive characteristics for sustainable business development.
 
Reviewing a recent GreenBiz article, Too Many MBA Students Graduate Without Right Sustainability Skills, our sustainability consulting practice finds some interesting insight into the evolving knowledge set required for aspiring business leaders. Building on traditional business aptitudes, GreenBiz suggest the following be added to the knowledge base of the leaders of tomorrow:
 
• Inside-out skills: Those needed for the day-to-day duties, such as an understanding of project management, finance, marketing and risk mitigation.
• Outside-in skills: Those needed to assess the external issues that can impact a business, including knowledge of public policy and the multi-cultural perspectives of the communities in which the company operates.
• Traversing skills: Those that intersect the first two sets of skills, such as systems thinking and interpersonal skills that can be used to communicate with internal and external audiences. 
 
 

Home to one third of the earth's trees, the Taiga is the largest land-based biosphere and encircles the globe. Its immense oxygen production literally changes the atmosphere and refreshes the planet. It is this continuous renewal that has shaped Taiga Company's vision to drive similar change in the business world. Taiga Company seeks to be the "oxygen for your business".

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