Thursday sundry links

How Patagonia Learned to Act on Its Values
Patagonia’s path toward living up to its own commitment to sustainability has involved decades of acknowledging flaws, solving problems, and finding ways to bring along suppliers, employees, and customers. But by highlighting values and using environmental constraints as a source of innovation, the company has found profits.
The Pandemic Conversations That Leaders Need to Have Now
It’s time for leaders to rebuild the bonds that COVID-19 has shaken. First step: Start talking.
Self-awareness is what makes us human
Because of our ability to think about thinking, “the gap between ape and man is immeasurably greater than the one between amoeba and ape.”
Building Better Work Models for the Next Normal
Office-return planning offers a rare opportunity to transform lessons learned during the pandemic into a more sustainable work model.
Leader, know thyself
To improve executive performance, thinking about thinking is a really good idea.