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Michael Sales

Sales, Michael

Sales, Michael

Principal, Security & Sustainability Guide; Former Co-Chair, Society for Organizational Learning-North America

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Principal, Security & Sustainability Guide; Former Co-Chair, Society for Organizational Learning-North America

Michael Sales is the Principal of Security & Sustainability Guide. He has an Ed.D. from Harvard University, where leading organization theorist Chris Argyris chaired his dissertation committee. He is co-founder of Art of the Future, design consultants for uncertain times, co-creator of the Structural Dynamics Strategic Leadership Development Process, and co-author of Life-Sustaining Organizations. Served as a senior associate of Power & Systems Training for 25 years. Prominent former clients include the US Naval War College, US Dept. of State, UN mid-level managers, EarthWatch Institute, The Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital, Microsoft, MIT Information Services, Harvard Institute for Education Management, and Ownership Associates. He served as co-chair of the Society for Organizational Learning, North America, founded by MIT's Peter Senge, a seminal leader in organization learning. He is an avid cyclist, stamp collector, and part-time rock 'n' roll singer.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

Greening Capitalism, Quietly: Seven Types of Organizations Driving the “Necessary Revolution”   ( Climate Management ), ( International Organizations ), ( Sustainable Development )
Executive Summary In 2008, MIT’s Peter Senge et al. wrote that the Industrial Age bubble was ending and that, especially due to climate change, a “Necessary Revolution” was needed to create a sustainable flourishing world in the decades ahead. Since then, many business organizations have moved toward sustainability to some degree, and many other organizations have emerged, mostly non-profits, to help business and/or prod them to pursue ethical strategies. This report explains how the revolution...