The Need for More Sadness, Less Anger

Anger rises, stifling collaboration. We need more sadness and less anger. From our sadness, we renew our focus on fulfillment rather than happiness.

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Things I Want to Tell My Kids on Graduation Day

As Heidi Oran prepares for her sons to graduate, she’s compiled a list of “Things I Want to Tell My Kids on Graduation Day.” They’re lessons we can all use.

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The 7 Skills of Highly Effective Millennial Leaders

Millennials occupy a majority of the American workforce. David Grossman draws on his experience to share 7 skills of highly effective millennial leaders.

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Advice I Wish I’d Heard at Graduation 7 Years Ago

For many students, graduation day can’t come soon enough. Our team member Jeremy Chandler shares some advice for graduates in the class of 2017.

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Elementary School Career Day: Celebrating the Power of Story

When called upon to speak during an elementary school’s career day, Donovan Ervin faced self-doubt and then discovered the power of story.

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The Need for a Culture of Belonging

Belonging is an essential human expectation. More than an expectation, belonging is community. We need to develop a culture of belonging.

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Motivating Millennials on Your Team

Motivating Millennials is a proverbial nut that almost every organization and leader is trying to crack. As the largest generation in today’s labor force, Millennials make up a significant percentage of employees at businesses both big and small. Unfortunately, the challenges and issues around leading Millennials seem to be just as big as the generation…

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5 Inspirational Millennials to Motivate Us All

Guest Post by Megan Thompson From time to time, we all meet people that inspire the heck out of us, people that have us wanting to become the most successful versions of ourselves, and who motivate us to be better than we currently are. Right now, we’re in the middle of what some call the…

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What Simon Sinek Got Wrong about Millennials in the Workplace

During the past month, several individuals sent me the YouTube video of Simon Sinek discussing Millennials in the workplace. The interview is conducted by Inside Quest. The first time I watched it, I thought there were some valid points, but other elements didn’t sit well. After watching it several times, it became more clear that…

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Experiences: The Best Gift of All

Experiences are gifts. While experiences have tangible elements, the intangibles last longer. What lasts are the memories relived, relationships developed, and insights gained. We spend time finding the perfect gift, only to give up and buy a gift card. What people remember more is the lunch to a unique place with an engaging, full-attention conversation….

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Join One20: A Day to Do Good

Our character is being tested. Discontentment reigns. As citizens, how we respond now reflects on us. Will our character strengthen? Will we undertake good works with and for others? Our answers cast a reflection on our neighborhoods and communities. Our answer can spring forward with One20. How We Arrived Here The past U.S. Presidential election…

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University to Corporation: Does It Need to Be One Way?

Alphabet just hired a computer scientist from Stanford University. Fei-Fei Li is more than a respected scientist; she also is the director of Stanford University’s artificial intelligence lab. No longer. From university to corporation, academic talent is being hired by different corporations. A recent Wall Street Journal article entitled “Tech Companies Tap New Talent From…

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