Nature-Inspired Learning and Leading

Revealing and Applying Nature’s Wisdom

by Stephen B. Jones



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/3/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781489713094
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781489713100
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 164
ISBN : 9781489713087

About the Book

Stephen B. Jones, a university president, lifetime champion of nature, and the founder of Great Blue Heron, LLC, explores in this book of essays how individuals and organizations can apply nature’s wisdom to achieve success.

Expanding on the themes in his first book, Nature Based Leadership: Lessons for Living, Learning, Serving, and Leading, he points out that nature’s routes, processes, options, and outcomes seem infinite. In many ways they are, but all species—including humans—seek the same thing: to succeed, reproduce, and sustain.

Jones draws upon his varied background as a natural resources scientist, educator, and philosopher to convert nature’s time-tested wisdom into actionable insights that will help you live, learn, serve, and lead while engaging in responsible Earth stewardship.

His personal reflections translate science through words that evoke comprehension, stir passion, elicit emotion, and prompt action. Above all else, he harnesses the wonder, magic, awe, beauty, and spirit of nature in the service of reason and the cause of humanity.

Capitlize on the wisdom of the natural world with the lessons in Nature-Inspired Learning and Leading.

About the Author

Stephen B. Jones is Interim President Fairmont State University (FSU), Fairmont, West Virginia. FSU is Steve’s fourth university presidency and ninth university. He earned a bachelor’s degree in forestry and a doctorate in applied ecology. He founded the Nature Based Leadership Institute at Antioch University New England in 2015 while serving as that institution’s president. He formerly worked in the paper and allied-products manufacturing industry. He is the CEO of Great Blue Heron, LLC, which helps individuals and businesses apply nature’s wisdom to achieve success. He is also the author of Nature Based Leadership: Lessons for Living, Learning, Serving, and Leading. He and Judy, his wife of forty-five years, reside permanently in the Tennessee Valley region of northern Alabama. Visit his website at: