2011 Flyfishing and Environmental posts in review

Time is but a stream I go a fishing in.   Thoreau

Each year I try to get in a few “adventure” flyfishing trips to some interesting place on the globe where the country is wild and the fishing rugged.  Somehow, for me, getting out into sparsely populated areas and flyfishing has a miraculous rejuvenating effect on me.  Sadly, I don’t go often enough.  As someone once said in a moment of true wisdom; “work definitely interferes with fishing”.

The gods do not deduct from man’s allotted span the hours spent in fishing.  ~Babylonian Proverb

In addition to my love of flyfishing I am very concerned about the health and well-being of our planet and so have written about and researched numerous articles on the environment, commercial fisheries, pollution and ecology.

Before 2012 fully gets underway I thought some of my recently joined followers might enjoy reading some of my 2011 flyfishing and environmental blogs.

Looking forward I do have two flyfishing trips planned so far for 2012, the Maldives for bonefish and Giant Trevally and the Ponoi in Northern Russia for Atlantic Salmon.  Will keep you posted.

Flyfishing blogs:  2011

Profiles in Leadership – Orri Vigfusson

A Real Fish Story . . .

The DNA of those who fish with flies . . .

Charlie and the Fishermen . . .

Fishing and Bad Weather . . .

Flyfishing the North Fork of the Clearwater River, Idaho

Flyfishing with Jack Hemingway

Part One . . . The Dark Side of Planning

Withdrawal Symptoms . . .

Flyfishing with Hugo Chavez

Red Tide in Belize. . .

Blame it on the Barracuda

Environmental blogs: 2011

Over-fishing is painfully evident – action, no more studies

Death by Plastic . . .

A Look at the Fossil Fuel Ecosystem

We should all be ashamed . . .

The Future of India . . .

Leadership, Roots and Shoots

Low-tech Solutions?

Happy 2012 and Tight Lines . . .

John R Childress

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About johnrchildress

John Childress is a pioneer in the field of strategy execution, culture change, executive leadership and organization effectiveness, author of several books and numerous articles on leadership, an effective public speaker and workshop facilitator for Boards and senior executive teams. Between 1974 and 1978 John was Vice President for Education and a senior workshop leader with PSI World, Inc. a public educational organization. In 1978 John co-founded The Senn-Delaney Leadership Consulting Group, the first international consulting firm to focus exclusively on culture change, leadership development and senior team alignment. Between 1978 and 2000 he served as its President and CEO and guided the international expansion of the company. His work with senior leadership teams has included companies in crisis (GPU Nuclear – owner of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Plants following the accident), deregulated industries (natural gas pipelines, telecommunications and the breakup of The Bell Telephone Companies), mergers and acquisitions and classic business turnaround scenarios with global organizations from the Fortune 500 and FTSE 250 ranks. He has designed and conducted consulting engagements in the US, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, China and Asia. Currently John is an independent advisor to CEO’s, Boards, management teams and organisations on strategy execution, corporate culture, leadership team effectiveness, business performance and executive development. John was born in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and eventually moved to Carmel Highlands, California during most of his business career. John is a Phi Beta Kappa scholar with a BA degree (Magna cum Laude) from the University of California, a Masters Degree from Harvard University and was a PhD candidate at the University of Hawaii before deciding on a career as a business entrepreneur in the mid-70s. In 1968-69 he attended the American University of Beirut and it was there that his interest in cultures, leadership and group dynamics began to take shape. John Childress currently resides in London and the south of France with his family and is an avid flyfisherman, with recent trips to Alaska, the Amazon River, Tierra del Fuego, and Kamchatka in the far east of Russia. He is a trustee for Young Virtuosi, a foundation to support talented young musicians. You can reach John at john@johnrchildress.com or john.childress@theprincipiagroup.com
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