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Discussing solutions to the issues of modernity: > How to integrate technologies of the future and stories from the past to develop a sustainable path forward? > Are there current educational systems which can be better used to inspire critical and creative thought? > What effect does the internet have as mediator to our relationships of self, of community, and of environment?
 
This isn’t your typical management-skills podcast. Join Nash Consulting’s President Mike Nash (a cynical gen X’er) and his son and Business Manager Ethan Nash (an entitled millennial) as they sort through the plethora of leadership information out there in order to provide you practical, actionable ways to become a manager rockstar. If you manage people or you aspire to manage people, you should probably listen to this podcast. Since 1996, Nash Consulting has been helping managers not suck. ...
 
A novel that disturbs you 160 years after it first appeared in print, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, has so much relevance and resonance even today. Dorian Gray is a strikingly handsome young man whose beauty attracts a debauched aristocrat Sir Henry Wotton. Dorian's picture has been painted by a talented artist Basil Hallward and Sir Henry becomes desperate to meet Dorian, though Basil himself is against it. Sir Henry persuades Dorian to pose for a picture painted by Basil and d ...
 
Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases is a practical handbook written by Grenville Kleiser. Grenville is known for his writings on humor, positive thinking and inspirational thought. This serves as a handbook of pertinent expressions, striking similes and terms for embellishing speech and literature. This book can be used to improve vocabulary for reading, writing and speaking alike. Through mastery of words, the most powerful and perfect expression of thought can be delivered orally. Choosing the ...
 
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Climate change is the foremost problem of the age. The term involves a host of environmental issues adjacent and consequential to increased atmospheric greenhouse gases and rising temperatures- including biodiversity loss, ocean acidification, and permafrost melt. In this episode we discuss what caused the problem and potential ways to fix it, as w…
 
If a group of people makes key organizational or departmental decisions together, that group of people needs to be healthy before they can expect the rest of the department or organization to be healthy and achieve sustained positive results. And this is the topic of our episode and the next several episodes in this series. Ethan and Mike break dow…
 
Ancient Greece had an advanced bureaucracy that developed a money economy (rather than a bartering economy), funded many public works and infrastructure, and allowed freedom of religion and culture. They valued balance between mind and body above all else. This society has captured the Western imagination and we want to discuss why.1:06- The Sustai…
 
There are few artists who inspire us more than J.R.R. Tolkien. The breadth and quality of his life's work (both creatively and academically) serve as consistent reminders that the boundaries of the human imagination are limitless, that education and work are enhancements rather than distractions from creative enterprise, and that it is possible to …
 
Originally aired in October 2019. “All the time you’re taking with these regularly scheduled one-on-one meetings pays itself back with higher morale, more engaged employees, better relationships, and more trust. So, a few in-depth conversations a week doesn’t seem like too much time to me.” Running one-on-one meetings, without being hyperbolic, is …
 
Mark Morrey is a leadership mentor and consultant from Vermont. He works with executives and other leaders like Nash Consulting does, and he has a couple of really special and unique focuses. He’s passionate about, for one, reconnecting humanity to the natural world. Another of his unique areas of focus is building community in workspaces. He calls…
 
It's exhausting being optimistic in a world of such disappointment. This week is all about cynicism and earnestness in the modern world. Post-modernism has given way to so much hyperawareness and critique of everything we once held as sacred and beautiful. It is a big topic on which we could never cover every aspect, but we hope this episode brings…
 
In our world of fast fashion and its instant gratification, natural dyes are a lost art. Originating in pre-historic times, the process of using natural materials to colour fabrics (with all its slowness, experimentation, and imperfection), seems completely incompatible with the modern world. But there is a growing movement championing its benefits…
 
From things as simple as interior decor to the way we order society, this episode covers it all. It is crucial to consider the parts of our lives that are just taken for granted, this week we share some starting points for changes that would benefit society and the environment by listing 10 things we think shouldn't exist.Contact the hosts with any…
 
“I’m starting to think it might be dang impossible to be really good at delivering these Top 15 Management Skills without a regularly scheduled one-on-one meeting.” Folks, we’ve made it. This is the final episode of our series on the Top 15 Management Skills, and it’s a goodie. This episode is all about regularly scheduled one-on-one meetings with …
 
So we often hear the words "motivational" and "inspirational" thrown around in relation to all sorts of media and art. On this week's episode we talk about what it means to get inspired and how there is certainly not a one size fits all solution to finding your raison d'etre. 1:28- Motivational v. Inspirational 3:17- The 'Dying Soon' Hypothesis10:0…
 
Hello! This episode is all about getting to know Aaron and Alicia, the hosts of this podcast, through a series of interview questions we ask each other. In the course of the conversation, we touch on subjects such as our interests outside of this podcast, our visions of the future, and our preferred age for politicians. If you want to send a messag…
 
"It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance... and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process."These words from author Henry James aptly summarize the significance of art in our lives. 'Art therapy' can mean a lot of things- a legitimate lifesaving medicinal practice, a regular addition to one's self c…
 
A classic Environmental Podcast deconstruction of some ancient stories to unveil the mediocrity of modernity. This week we cover the myth of Panora and the story of Zeuxis and Parrahasius to unveil some truths about the illusion of technology, the fragility of nature, and duplicity anticipation.4:38-The Story of Zeuxis and Parrhasius8:34- Super rea…
 
“Organizations are as healthy as the leaders are skilled.” Welcome back to Part 6 of this series that is all about the Top 15 Management Skills. Now that Mike and Ethan have broken down each of the skills and discussed some of their implications, it’s time to get really practical. The topic of this episode is how a leader (or manager, if you prefer…
 
What should be the relationships between governments, charities, and corporations? In this episode, the conclusion to our series discussing the merits and drawbacks of different environmental organizations, we attempt to define this intricate balance through the lenses of various potential charity sectors. We attempt to define what a 'charity' is t…
 
Green parties never win elections. In this episode, we lament this fact and try to suggest possible routes to victory through the hypothetical exercise of designing a new political party. The discussion covers branding, ideology, strategy, and more, as well as the role of government in achieving general sustainability. This episode is the second in…
 
This week's episode is the first in a series all about the change-making power of different entities like corporations, political parties, and NGOs. To start out we discuss the oxymoron that is "green capitalism" and concludes by discussing solutions.0:00- Introduction5:14- Defining capitalism and its pros and cons26:12- Alternatives to traditional…
 
“If my employees aren't feeling cared about, if their needs aren't met, if they don't feel like I have their back, they are not going to provide good customer service, and my customers are going to be bummed.” In the fifth installment of our Season 2 kick-off series, Mike & Ethan cover the final of the Top 15 Management Skills. These skills are Be …
 
On this week's episode, we each brought our five favourite visions of the future. Imagining a better tomorrow is a great way to cope with eco-anxiety and other feelings of dread for the uncertainty of a climate-changed world. 2:02-Jetsons8:49- AOC's A Message from the Future11:25 Star Wars14:24- Expo 5820:09- Luc Schuiten23:12- Benedetta Cappa2:48-…
 
“How can you hold people accountable if you haven't made your expectations clear?” In the fourth installment of our Season 2 kick-off series, Mike & Ethan cover three more of the Top 15 Management Skills: Give Recognition and Praise, Make Expectations Clear, and Hold People Accountable. Managers who practice these skills are more effective and have…
 
This episode discusses the biggest modern anxiety of all- a struggle so ingrained, that many of us have grown numb to its daily suffocation- work. The conversation sees us address the anti-work movement and its criticism as being 'lazy', as well as relay our own experiences working entry-level jobs as students. We also share our hopes about Get Z's…
 
The modern world provides historically unprecedented sources of anxiety. Some such external forces that weigh on us include politics, climate change, and even the ever-growing attention-seeking entertainment industry. This episode features a discussion on our own struggles with 'big' anxieties as well as thoughts and ideas regarding the cultural en…
 
“Being a good manager is really about being a good human.” Mike and Ethan are back for the third part of the Season 2 kick-off series. In this episode, they continue to break down the Top 15 Management Skills (according to research) that will make or break your success as a manager. Managers who practice these skills are more effective and have hig…
 
"If you could make everybody in the world read one book, which book would you choose?"This conversation sees us each answering that question through 5 different choices, expanded to allow all forms of art. Our picks span hundreds of years and several different mediums, and each has a specific benefit it has imparted onto us from which we believe th…
 
To wrap up our final year of our undergraduate degrees, Aaron and I recorded a reflection on our time at University. We discuss the merits of a modern degree, the virtues of a grand graduation ceremony, and our personal hopes and fears going into our future. Throughout the episode we pose questions that will hopefully inspire you to reflect on this…
 
In the second episode of our kick-off Season 2 series, Mike and Ethan dig further into how not to suck at managing. In this episode, the duo breaks down the Top 15 Management Skills (according to research) that will make or break your success as a manager. Managers who practice these skills are more effective and have higher-performing teams. And f…
 
Electric Vehicles- The savior of the environmental movement. On this week's episode we talk about the feasibility, the effectiveness, and the role of EV's in the 21st century. 0:00- The iconography of cars8:35- The negative systems enabled by car culture16:26- Sustainability of electric vehicles23:02- Crash course in electric vehicles25:41- The fut…
 
An estimated 1.4 trillion photos will be taken in the year 2021. What effect does such saturation have on us, and what, if anything, should be done about our culture's ever-increasing obsession with images? In this episode we discuss these topics + our theory on the shift from film photography to digital, the massification of art under streaming se…
 
We are back for Season 2 of the Managing with Mind & Heart Podcast! After a short hiatus from the mics, Mike and Ethan Nash get back in the studio to record their most important episodes yet. They break down the Top 15 Management Skills (according to research) that will make or break your success as a manager. Managers who practice these skills are…
 
Here at the Environmental Podcast we speak for the uncharismatic flora and fauna. We wanted to shed light on some of the major threats to biodiversity and what you can do to help! Biodiversity is important to the longevity and quality of all life on earth, so we should all do our part to learn about the threats and honor those species that have gon…
 
For an unofficial sequel to the episode "Living an Artful Life" we decided to chat about what has been on our mind lately. For our primary text, we chat about the book Braiding Sweetgrass. From there we talked about the value of engaging all of our senses, romanticizing our lives, and practicing self-love. I hope this episode inspires you, as it wa…
 
This one is for all the plant parents (or aspiring ones) out there. A brief introduction to the history and future of house plants. Plants bring light, routine, and joy into our daily lives so we decided to answer some questions about why they are so wonderful. 2:53- Why do we have house plants?10:23- Recent popularity among young people19:44- Envi…
 
A game of relaxation, exploration, and imagination- what's not to like? This episode is a review of one of the best selling games of all time, Animal Crossing. We talk about its role during the pandemic and its merits as a tool for coping with mental health challenges. Some twists and turns ensue and our conclusions are unexpected. 2:02 - informati…
 
To follow up our Studio Ghibli series we hopped into a mini series about two of our favorite video games. For the first episode we are talking about Breath of the Wild, a game of exploration, creativity, and dare we say sustainability. Listen to hear our conclusion on the question: Are adventure video games a good thing to be spending time on?3:15 …
 
The man who imagined worlds of lost possibilities, the patron saint of the Environmental Podcast, co-founder of Studio Ghibli- Hayao Miyazaki. He is a complex human who inspires us every day to imagine a future where people and the planet get along. We discuss his background and his future in this fourth and final episode of our Studio Ghibli serie…
 
On this week's episode we compare some of our favorite Studio Ghibli movies with their Disney princess counterparts in the context of their feminism. Ghibli is famous for its representation of girls in leading roles, but critiques rarely go beyond that. We believe Ghibli does an excellent job of creating realistic, inspiring, and well-rounded portr…
 
Continuing our series on the wonderful world of Studio Ghibli, we talk about the environmental themes in some of our favorite films from the studio. Environmentalism is a theme too rarely present in popular art, especially in genres traditionally marketed towards children. These films take a "show don't tell" approach to teaching adults and childre…
 
Studio Ghibli is the source of some of the purest and most imaginative imagery ever put to film. From the distilled childhood wonder of 'My Neighbor Totoro' to the nuanced environmentalism of 'Princess Mononoke', the studio has spent the last few decades pouring its heart into art that inspires. If you have a love for these movies, then this episod…
 
The second episode in our Food series is all about agriculture. What we are growing, how we are growing it, and the impact this has on the environment. Agriculture is responsible for 50% of greenhouse gases emissions, 70% of freshwater use, and 50% of habitable land use. We are optimistic about the future of this industry and hope this episode is a…
 
“What are they saying [to others] about their job? That reputation caries out through the community and becomes either a recruiting tool or it becomes something that hurts the reputation of that company.” – Skot Waldron In this wide-ranging episode, Mike and Ethan are joined by leadership and communication coach Skot Waldron. The trio discusses Sko…
 
A healthy diet is arguably the cornerstone of the ideal society to which we should aspire. So many of the flaws of modernity are evident in our modern western diets- processed food, sugar addiction, and a disregard for mindful eating and nutrition in general. This episode is the first of a series on ideas for reshaping the modern food institutions …
 
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