275: How Leaders Create Creators at Plastic Bank

275: How Leaders Create Creators at Plastic Bank

275: How Leaders Create Creators at Plastic Bank

What would happen if leaders focused on helping each member of their team create a new way of thinking about themselves and others? David Katz has developed a way of thinking where he sees everything that happens as a gift, including the death of his daughter five years ago. This extraordinary man shares what he’s learned over the past 3 years about himself, life, and his work since his first appearance on this podcast (Episode #98).

You’ll want to take notes as David talks about how leaders can be vulnerable with others, how to create real freedom in your life, and what you can do to help others feel seen. Listen to this conversation more than once if you’d like to extract the full value. It’s packed with treasures!

David is the founder and CEO of Plastic Bank. It’s a remarkable company comprised of a global network of micro-recycling markets. This ecosystem empowers the poor to transcend poverty by collecting and trading plastic waste as a currency. Their global partners include IBM, Shell Energy, SC Johnson, and Aldi.

You’ll discover:

  • Why David sees plastic trash as gold and diamonds
  • The power of your thinking in changing your life
  • How David creates an environment of vulnerability and safety
  • What you can do to help others feel seen
  • Powerful questions David asks candidates to determine if they’ll be a good fit at Plastic Bank

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