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The Difference Between Purpose and Passion

Saturday Spark #18 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Graduation season is in high gear in Boston. As a result, thousands of graduates are being told by very well-meaning speakers to find their passion in life, to not compromise, and that when you do something you are passionate about, it doesn’t feel like work. […]


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How to Cultivate Courage

Saturday Spark #17 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO I’m a big believer in the power of three. When something “pops” three times in a week, you should pay attention. This week, the word “courage” popped.First, I watched Seth Moulton, a member of Congress and presidential candidate, do his CNN town hall. In response to […]


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How Colorado is Using Game Mechanics to Inspire Green Building

By Lauren Do, 2019 Marketing Intern at WeSpire Even though I live in Boston, I still have a very close relationship with Colorado–my home state. Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, sustainable living is ingrained in our everyday lives. Boulderites are active, healthy, and love the outdoors. Naturally, we care about the health of our environment. Although […]


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How to Lead in an Era of Employee Activism

Saturday Spark #16 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO This week, Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, told Reuters that if Georgia enacted their very strict abortion law, it would be “very difficult” to continue producing films in the State. “I rather doubt we will,” Iger said. “I think many people who work for us […]


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The Power of Praise

Saturday Spark #15 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO At a holiday dinner several years ago, the WeSpirit team decided to give every team member an award. It had been a challenging year, with an unexpected hurdle that required tough decisions and rallying together to make it. The award was a simple paper certificate […]


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Leading with a 10 Year Clock

Saturday Spark #14 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Do you remember where you were 10 years ago? I was running Boston.com and beginning to float this crazy idea I had for a start-up. Obama was 5 months into his presidency. Captain Sully had landed the plane in the Hudson. The Great Recession was […]


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An Unbalanced Life Worth Living

Saturday Spark #13 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO I swore I would never write about work-life balance. My reasons were in part to avoid perpetuating the gender stereotype. I find it’s a topic most leaders wrestle with, but generally only women leaders get asked about, primarily by other women. It’s also sets up […]


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3 Ideas to Fix the Gender Gap in Leadership

Saturday Spark #12 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Several years ago, I realized that I didn’t know very many women who were raising young children, running companies or a large business unit, with a working spouse. I could count about five in my network. I decided to invite these five women to dinner. […]


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Why You Need a Culture of Lifelong Learning

Saturday Spark #11 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO A recent New York Times article on the job market in Phoenix could have been about most urban areas in America. “Tech is splitting the workforce in two” explains that high wage jobs are available for a small amount of highly educated workers at companies […]


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How to Solve the Happiness Crisis

Saturday Spark #10 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO This week, I learned that we have a “Happiness Crisis” on our hands, especially here in the US. At a conference for 600+ human resources executives, the keynote speaker shared the latest World Happiness Report, which came out a few weeks ago. Commissioned originally for […]


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Earth Day EcoChallenge

Did you know that due to existing inequalities, women and girls are disproportionately vulnerable to the impacts of climate change? Yet at the same time, engaging women and girls is pivotal to addressing global warming successfully. Or did you know that the power sector currently accounts for around 40% of annual greenhouse gas emissions, making […]


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My Love-Hate Relationship with Paper Straws

Saturday Spark #9 By Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO Earlier this week, I was blessed to be sipping a piña colada with a view of the ocean. I was also thrilled that the drink came with a paper straw. I hate plastic straws. Like many, I cried seeing the video of the sea turtle […]


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