Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams Discusses Leadership With Elysabeth Alfano

(video 5:21) Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams gives a powerful interview with Elysabeth Alfano on The Plantbased Business Hour to discuss the public health benefits of a plant-based diet, the public health issues with NYC’s wet markets, and what it takes to be a leader in a time of crisis.

Although this interview was taken before the Black Lives Matters riots, Adams, who is a 22-year NYPD veteran and current NYC Mayoral Hopeful, has been a strong leader advocating for a revamping of the police department.  His words on leadership during coronavirus are relevant for corporate and government leaders alike and continue to apply during the #BLM unrest.

Raw, humble. and direct; Adams also talks about curing his type 2 diabetes and partial blindness with a plant-based diet and the economic impact of implementing plant-based lifestyle nutrition in corporations, hospitals and schools. He is known for putting vegan meal options in schools, hospitals, and prisons and implementing #MeatlessMondays in 1700 public NYC schools.

Points of note from the full interview are

  1. Traits of a successful leader in times of crisis,
  2. The financial implications of an unhealthy society, also applicable for corporations with unhealthy employees and
  3. The necessary elements for shifting the collective will of a group of people (employees, citizens, etc.)

For the full video interview, click here.  For the audio interview,  click here.


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