Entries by Steve Jones

Posted Interview of the Author of Nature Based Leadership

I am thrilled — bookscover2cover just posted an interview with me: https://bookscover2cover.com/author-interviews/. Open the link and click my photo for the interview. Sandy Fluck, the site’s creator (with Justine Fluck’s incomparable technical support), performs magic in asking the right questions to draw me into explaining and describing the essence of my first book, Nature Based […]

Nature-Inspired Learning and Leading

This blog appears on the Future Fit Leadership Academy (FFLA) web site: http://ffla.co/#contact. London-based FFLA “provides real-life education – applied transformative development; pioneering thinking and doing for the day-to-day practicalities of leadership and organizational transformation.” FFLA Guest blog (May 2017) by Steve Jones, PhD I’m pleased to be designated Faculty at the Future Fit Leadership […]

A Special Assignment: Interim President Fairmont State University

Across the forty-four years since earning my forestry bachelors degree, I have been blessed by unbelievable opportunity and good fortune. These past 12 months have led me to publish two books (the second scheduled for release mid-summer) and create and launch Great Blue Heron, LLC. Now another alignment of serendipity and fortuity! Effective late July […]

TRex Makes a Call

Please consider this blog as an early summer interlude. A break from more serious Natural musings. The Huntsville Botanical Gardens (http://hsvbg.org/) is currently hosting a few Jurassic guests — animatronic dinosaurs (http://hsvbg.org/event/dinosaurs-uproar-alive/). We visited Saturday with our two local grandsons, 9.5-year-old Jack and 3.25-year-old-Sam. As we walked into the gardens, Sam talked non-stop about how […]

Nature Based Leadership Book Review

I am pleased to post an external book review for Nature Based Leadership, my first book: https://bookscover2cover.com/…/nature-based-leadership-liv…/ Please take a few minutes to see whether the book might interest you. Many thanks, Steve

Nature’s Pleasurable Terror at Big Blue Lake

I’m a lifelong weather enthusiast, catching the rain/wind/snow/sleet/hail/cloud bug in my earliest memories. The weather affliction deepened when I practiced forestry, which took me outside day after day. Outdoor-oriented avocation likewise immersed me in Nature. As a former, decades-long distance runner, I often braved (I considered it relished) what others consider adverse conditions. I pay […]

Pirtle Forestry Services

John Pirtle served as my Special Projects Forester 1981-84, when I was Land Manager for Union Camp Corporation’s (UCC) Alabama operations. The Company owned (and managed) 500 square miles of forestland across 32 Alabama counties in Central and South-Central Alabama. Thirty-three years after leaving UCC for my doctoral studies, and serving since then at eight […]

Fifth Year Anniversary — An Unpleasant Encounter; A Fortuitous Outcome

May 3, 2012, Judy and I experienced an unforgettable life-event. We had taken an after-dinner walk, still in full daylight. We circuited through our Urbana University campus, and were now within sight of our off-campus home. We crossed a secondary street intersection, “protected” by a stop sign. Any vehicle approaching the crossroads from our right […]