How ‘being-centered’ leadership can drive capitalism

This article was originally published on, here.

In a recent GreenBiz article, Rick Ridgeway, Patagonia’s head of environmental affairs and creator of the “Responsible Economy” campaign, asked a fundamental question: “If [economic] growth is the elephant in the room, and if over time it’s unsustainable, and if it is the underpinning of our capitalist system … what would capitalism or an economy look like without growth or even with retraction?”

While Ridgeway’s question is multifaceted, one thing is clearAn economy where growth is not the driver would have a model of business success and leadership that is radically different from what we have today.