The Gift of Values Based Leadership

The Gift of Values Based Leadership

‘Tis the season of gift-giving. Lately, I’ve been reflecting on Values Based Leadership (VBL), and how it’s such an exceptional gift. It doesn’t matter what walk of life you come from, nor does it matter your level of education or profession. When it comes to...
The Spirit of Gratitude

The Spirit of Gratitude

It’s the season for giving.  What a wonderful time to reflect on our blessings and most importantly, how we can serve others. Giving back to the community is a core value that has shaped my business and leadership throughout my career. The words in Luke 12:48 say, “To...
The Foundation of Strong Corporate Reputations: Gratitude

The Foundation of Strong Corporate Reputations: Gratitude

Just before stepping down as chief corporate affairs officer for Walmart, veteran strategist Leslie Dach wrote an article for the Harvard Business Review, titled, “Don’t spin a better story, be a better company.” In the piece, he explored the many ways Walmart showed...
Celebrating Diversity Through The Gift of Hospitality

Celebrating Diversity Through The Gift of Hospitality

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day. -Unknown  Thanksgiving is a time to come together and focus on gratitude. When I think about what I’m grateful for, the vast and varied relationships I’ve cultivated over the years are at...
Mindfulness in Leadership: Part II

Mindfulness in Leadership: Part II

Large companies, such as Google, Aetna and General Mills, have been implementing large-scale mindfulness programs over the past few years. Thousands of employees have gone through their programs with data now showing that there is a definite impact on leadership...