Learning to Lead by Nature’s Designs

tipuake.gifLeadership models, especially in business, tend to be linear and heirachical. All too often, this strict structure falls back on its own rigidity, stifling an organizations’ ability to adapt and innovate. Alternative theories of leadership are emerging throughout the world, many of which embrace natural concepts of organic, sometimes chaotic, growth. Tipu Ake, from New Zealand, uses holistic analogies from the natural world to guide organizations and projects.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.