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...
Mindfulness in Leadership: Part I

Mindfulness in Leadership: Part I

The complexity of our work, the intensity by which we constantly get interrupted, and the competing demands for our attention have reached a critical level. Think about the sheer number of tasks, the number of folks reaching out to us at any given time, and the myriad...
I Love Candy

I Love Candy

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.  –– Charles Schulz I love candy. All kinds of candy. So as you can imagine, Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.  As my boys transitioned from trick-or-treating with my...