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.
Praise is a powerful motivator at work, at all levels. HBR has cited recognition as the most impactful driver of employee engagement.
In the next ten years, how should we lead? I’ve observed some patterns among these leaders that provide optimism, hope, and a roadmap.
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
Data shows that Millennials tend to receive multiple offers in their job searches. So, how do businesses stay competitive and attract top talent? Here are
Recently, I found myself in the gap: I didn’t know many women who were raising children while in leadership roles with a working spouse.
Organizations benefit from a culture of lifelong learning. Continuously educated and skilled employees make teams competitive and innovative.
We have a “Happiness Crisis” on our hands. The US rank has fallen to 19th and our happiness decline over 10 years is the 21st steepest.
I’m not advocating for a return to plastic, but the paper straw is far from perfect. What do we do when the substitute for an unsustainable product is a bad product?
A small change to how people eat will will prevent an estimated 445 million pounds of CO2 emissions, save 16.6 billion gallons of water, and save more than 15 million animals’ lives by 2023.
Whether you are a parent or a leader these days, you need to be prepared for the “what should we be doing” conversation.
How many of your employees would say, “I’m here for the mission?” When you think about your own job, are you there for the mission?
Take this short, fun quiz to discover which of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) most resonates with you.
We all have opportunitiesbe an ally. It requires a mix of awareness, empathy, courage, and persuasion. And CEOs have to recognize our own privilege.
Circular thinking can make you healthier, wealthier, and wiser. But, if nothing else, your closets will be just a little cleaner.
I would like to offer the following advice to anyone leading a team, a company, or a volunteer group who sense they have lost their purpose.
Experts and researchers have tried to answer the “How do we engage Millennials?” question, in order to understand the future of work.
Robin Krieglstein writes for WeSpire about strategies that drive sustainable behavior despite challenges.
Climate change is the most critical issue of our time, but people are not taking action. Why do we have climate change behavioral response?
Why should organizations use the Employee Net Promoter System (eNPS) to actively manage and understand their customer experience?
Expressing gratitude is a November tradition. But, if we want to promote a spirit of generosity, we need to add another habit to our repertoire.