Few sustainability leaders are well positioned to write a book with the title Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind: Leadership Lessons from Three Decades of Social Entrepreneurship . Alex Counts, former President and CEO of the Grameen Foundation is one of them.
A Fulbright scholar and protégé of Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank and co-recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, Alex is an icon of commitment and dedication to making the world a better place.
Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind is an exploration of social change leadership through the lens of Alex’s three decades of working for some of the most progressive and innovative change organizations in the world. Alex writes about success and failure as a person, in his career, and in the institutions he has worked for.
It takes courage to write this stuff. If you work as a sustainability professional, aspire to do so, or are in any kind of leadership position, you will want to read Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind.
Find out more about Alex at his blog
Music on the pod: Kodaline – Loose Your Mind