In this issue:
- Increase your energy influence
- A new memo for companies facing ESG challenges
- The Human Flourishing Project: The weekend crisis and the Playtime Planner
Increase your energy influence
Most of us wish we could be more persuasive when it comes to the issues we care most about. But influencing others is enormously difficult–especially on an issue as emotionally charged as energy.
Over the last decade I have had a great deal of success turning fossil fuel non-supporters into supporters and supporters into champions–and teaching those skills to others so they can increase their energy influence.
For a long time, however, the only way to learn these strategies and tactics was to take one of my in-person Constructive Conversation Workshops. But earlier this year I was able to film one of those workshops, and you can now watch some of the highlights on YouTube.
In these five videos I cover:
- The reason why discussing energy and environmental issues seems so hard–even though it isn’t
- How bias, sloppiness, and anti-humanism cause energy conversations to go badly–and how to overcome them
- The one tactic that will instantly make you twice as persuasive
You can watch all of the videos here.
A new memo for companies facing ESG challenges
For readers involved in the financial side of the energy industry.
I’ve been circulating a new memo on the growing ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) Movement.
Here’s the two-sentence summary:
- The demands for ESG climate “reporting” are a brilliant strategy by the anti-fossil fuel movement to harm your company’s valuation now and to destroy it in the future—all in the name of accurate reporting.
- But if you respond to their calls for accurate reporting, not with the biased reporting they request but with full-context reporting, you can promote a positive narrative that helps your valuation.
The Human Flourishing Project: The weekend crisis and the Playtime Planner
On the latest episode of The Human Flourishing Project I discuss why I and others have difficulty flourishing on the weekend. To address this “weekend crisis” I introduce a new tool called the Playtime Planner.