Ever wonder, of all the sustainable actions you could take, what one green thing is the most impactful? For Earth Day 2021, what’d your one green thing that you will try this year?
If this year has demanded one skill in particular, it’s adaptability. It’s time to keep focused on the big picture, but be flexible and creative as we re-evaluate the path forward. It is filled with opportunities to try new things and find better solutions to the ways we’ve always done things, even Easter Dinner.
From everyday allies to business leaders, our AAPI colleagues & neighbors need us to break through the hate to build more inclusive spaces.
Unlocking untapped funds for nonprofits takes novel approaches to corporate giving, employee matching, and personal philanthropy.
At the anniversary of the pandemic, now is the time for reflection and recalibration to design what we want our post-pandemic normal to be.
If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that leaders need to be better humans. What have you done recently to learn how to be a better human?
Our research shows access to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) programs has dropped 35% since 2019. Possible causes? Reliance on in-person activities and volunteer leadership, as well as the lack of technology.
With 10 years left to meet the bold imperatives set forth by the SDGs, the key question now is how can we achieve all 17 targets by 2030?
The struggles of working parents have never been more acute than during the pandemic. Cultural changes about parenting and work are needed.
The line from GreenBiz that stood out to me came from Former CEO of Unilever Paul Polman: “We are short on leaders and trees.”
During the pandemic, we have been able to see clearly that organizations—not just individuals—have different levels of resilience.
In a global business, leaders need to rethink and redefine the workday and teamwork. It’s a very small planet and we are now tightly connected.
What matters most for a thriving life at any age, besides healthy habits, is dedication to continuous learning.
Most leaders are aware of the mental health impact of the past 10 months. Yet, the enormity of the physical toll of suboptimal work from home conditions is only beginning to be understood.
Georgia is an great example of the phrase “you get what you organize for.” It is also a reminder of how long it can take for organizing efforts to pay off.
We know simple acts of workplace social purpose can protect the environment, promote justice, and improve the world. (That’s why we do them!) But most of
How can business leaders leverage the idea of purpose to boost the happiness and engagement of their people at work?
As I reflect on the most important leadership lessons I have learned over the course of 2020, three rise to the top.
You have to understand the source of your emissions to know how to get to zero. As the saying goes, you can’t manage what you don’t measure.
We all need a hope intervention, but how do we do it? There are a number of exercises, but one of the simplest is to answer three questions.
Even in the midst of loss, there are things for which we can be grateful. Exercise your appreciation by taking time to reflect.
In early September, I got back into a rowing shell for the first time in seventeen years. Only this time, instead of 7 other women
Now is the time in your career and in your life when you most need to find and use your compassion superpower. So, what should you do?
It’s not just the US reporting significant stress over the election; the world is on pins and needles. Here’s the best advice for leaders over the next few weeks.
WeSpire delivers custom corporate philanthropy and giving capabilities designed to encourage employees to make donations and request matches.
I have chosen as a CEO to make my opinions clear to my employees and to many others as well. But I have drawn a line at sharing my opinions with our users.
The Behavioral Project Library is the first solution of its kind, offering 350+ prebuilt employee engagement programs in areas that align with corporate initiatives.
The future may feel impossible to predict, but I encourage all of us to take a page from gardening and use this time to prepare to grow.
In behavior change, one of the most important lessons is to set “right-sized” goals. One recipe for success? Dream big and start small.
WeSpire’s methodology uses triggers to inspire employees to take action. These calls-to-action are embedded in our employee engagement platform.
The death of RBG — and the resulting surge of attention on gender equality — has reminded us we still have a lot of work to do.
People are tightening their belts during COVID. It isn’t how anyone would have chosen to reset their budget, but there are ways leaders can help.
Only 32% of employees are resilient, but research shows resilience brings more energy, confidence, enthusiasm, and better concentration.
The “firsts” in our lives matter. They have an outsized impact on progress. Who in your life is trying to be the first at something?
The ability to vote in the U.S. has been a hard fought battle for many and barriers continue to emerge. This year give employees time to vote.
A purposeful pause is a known practice for restoring balance. As we wind down summer and gear up for the rest of 2020, you have permission to pause.
No one says that achieving consistency is easy. When an inconsistency emerges, leaders simply need to work to fix it and underscore their support.
Ask yourself: “If I died today, what would I regret?” Write down what comes to mind, if anything. Then, just go.
For most of my life, my alarm has been set for 5-something am. During a rough patch at WeSpire, it even moved to 4am. I am
Sponsor someone who is not already in the majority. It will be your personal pathway to contribute to a better, more just, and more equal working world.
Through social impact, volunteering, philanthropy, sustainability efforts and more, positive business can be a force for good.
On this Independence Day weekend in America, I have been reflecting on some of the words of that pledge cited so often long ago.
This pandemic has illustrated quite dramatically for me the power of a porch. Most importantly, they enable what matters to us when much else is stripped from our lives: connection and community.
Without significant support soon, more women will likely move to part-time work or leave jobs altogether to care for kids.
For the past 10 years, I have been a road warrior. While I plan to be back on the road soon, I hope we are entering a new era of mindful business travel.
Yes, words help to inspire action, but ultimately what matters is what you do. And when you do something and share it, your actions inspire others.
Harboring an idea for a new business? Just handed the circumstances to take the leap? Right now, the world needs brave people like you. Go ahead and launch.
This week, the UN warned about the health toll of COVID-19. The focus wasn’t on the devastating physical effects; it was on mental health.
Whenever anyone does something innovative, new, or different, the naysayers are everywhere. Thankfully, they have little power over us.
Millions of Americans have filed for unemployment and the numbers continue to grow. More than ever, we need Employee Assistance Funds.
A COVID-19 version of the G.I. Bill could give everyone a path to build up their skills for the future and, ultimately, to build a better working world.
Because of COVID-19, citizens in Northern India are seeing the Himalayas due to reduced air pollution for the first time in 30 years.
As hard as it is right now, don’t be afraid to channel your optimism and do what you can do to prepare for or lean into that scenario now.
It’s good to have a plan, but it’s also good to avoid getting fixated on one version of success. Plan everyday to reinforce who you are.
We’ve just conducted the most rapid, large-scale test of global remote work ever. Now is the time for all of us to be more human.
Communities are setting up funds to help those out of work, who are food insecure, who lack child care. Now is the time to dig deep and help.
We are being challenged to manage anxiety as effectively as possible. Here are five tips that so far are helping me maintain perspective.
I realize now that, by not parenting out loud as a leader prior to WeSpire, I blew an opportunity to be a parent role model.
When such a shocking event occurs, what do you do as a friend or colleague? If it happens at your own workplace, what can you do as a leader?
I turned 50 this week. I am celebrating, but it has also prompted reflection on what the next fifty years might be like.
When we use all of our senses to experience something, we can figure out ways to improve it. Which is why we need to get out of the office.
I completed “Dry January,” a choice to be temporarily sober. What I learned is we need to rethink the role alcohol plays in the workplace.
It makes sense for all of us to ask hard questions about the role of plastic in our lives. Here’s how we can get started.
As organizations become increasingly global, success is directly linked to your ability to build a cohesive employee experience.
In his 2020 letter from the CEO, Larry Fink wrote about the climate crisis and says that sustainability will reshape finance as we know it.
Now is an opportune time to look at all your benefit policies and procedures with carbon, climate, and employee behavior in mind.
Whether you made any New Year’s Resolutions or not, learning to get habits to stick gives you a superpower that many people don’t have.
In 2020, WeSpire turned 10. I look forward to working with you over this next decade to build a better working world.
In behavior change, defaults are incredibly powerful. Research has shown they are twice as effective as other behavior change interventions.
As I sat there appreciating Rob’s iPhone hotspot, I wondered, how do you create more Robs?
What are our unwritten “Isms” or expectations for behavior? What are our examples of “do this, not that.” What messages do we send?
A technology columnist for The New York Times kicked off his presentation to 800 corporate sustainability and responsibility executives at BSR19 this week with this pronouncement: “No Job is Robot-Proof.”
My mother gave a TedTalk on the importance of finding space for, caring for, and really listening to your soul.
Companies with female-dominated leadership team grow faster, but struggle to raise capital. How do we feel about funding inequities?
Increasingly, I believe purpose-driven businesses will see flexwork as a key part of their culture strategy.
As a parent, how do you raise children who will be courageous and helpful? As a leader, how do you create a culture of courageous helpers?
Psychological safety is the shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk taking. It can be defined as “being able to show and employ one’s self without fear of negative consequences.”
I think that the CEO of a purpose-driven, trusted, large company has great potential run as a candidate to unite our bifurcated electorate.
Climate activism is about to go mainstream, which means every leader needs to be prepared for an increasing level of employee activism.
If you have major stress, then a radical change may be necessary. But for most of us, small, regular actions will lead to better wellbeing.
CEOs, like grey wolves, have an outsized impact relative to other executives and other employees.
Organizations need to democratize their employee recognition programs by encouraging employees, and not just their managers, to recognize their peers.
Like many leaders, I don’t completely stop working while on vacation. It’s partly the nature of entrepreneurship and running a small company. There are just
Bringing your whole self to work can mean so many things. Recently, I’ve been reading Michelle Obama’s autobiography to my daughter before bed. It’s been
Not matching with the culture is harder in small companies, unless people can openly acknowledge, respect and flex to embrace diverse work preferences.
How does one combat burnout and does having a job with purpose help or do high impact careers lead to greater burnout?
The impact of financial stress is significant, including lost time from work, lower productivity, anxiety, and higher health care costs.
Plastic is complex. How can you demonstrate personal leadership on plastics and influence the acceleration of solutions to this problem?
Where passion can be all over the place, wild and exciting, purpose is much more focused and tends to be longer term.
In this era, moral courage might be one of the most critical leadership skills. But is one just born courageous or can you cultivate courage?
A growing number of CEOs are taking on an activism role. Our jobs as CEOs now include driving what we think is right.