Adam’s mission includes equipping millions of sustainability professionals with the tools they need to be successful in their companies. That means sustainability strategy (2nd book) and sustainability leadership (1st book). Now, let’s get to work…


LEADERSHIP BOOK

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INFLUENCE FOR GOOD

Adam’s first book Stress-Free Sustainability: Leverage Your Emotions, Avoid Burnout & Influence Anyone was written in 2010 while he was still working as the manager of sustainability at Kum & Go. It breaks change management at the community and corporate level into three critical pieces: emotional intelligence, coalition building, and personal influence. Priceless.

Tony Thompson, PhD  Farmer & President   Iowa Farmers Union

Tony Thompson, PhD
Farmer & President
Iowa Farmers Union

In this book, Adam shares his personal evolution as a sustainability champion in a way that is accessible to those of us working in a broad range of sustainability areas. It is a treasure trove of insights and resources for people who care about making the world a better place.

STRATEGY BOOK

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break your work into phases

Adam wrote his second book Sustainable Business in Iowa after launching and becoming executive director of the Iowa Sustainable Business Forum, a local industry association for sharing best practices. It shares the goal in every major sustainability category, but also the phases it takes to get there, and the types of work needed in each phase. Priceless.

Bob Willard  International Speaker & Author   The Sustainability Advantage

Bob Willard
International Speaker & Author
The Sustainability Advantage

Adam crafted a novice-to-expert encyclopedia for navigating the 5-stage corporate sustainability journey. The book covers the why, what, and how of critical environmental and social initiatives, with cases of real companies reaping quantified benefits. This practical guide should be required reading for all MBA students, managers, and executives.