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Failure Can Save Your Life

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

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Giving with WeSpire

WeSpire delivers custom corporate philanthropy and giving capabilities designed to encourage employees to make donations and request matches.

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How Far Should CEOs Go

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.

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WeSpire’s Behavioral Project Library

The Behavioral Project Library is the first solution of its kind, offering 350+ prebuilt employee engagement programs in areas that align with corporate initiatives.

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Dream Big and Start Small

In behavior change, one of the most important lessons is to set “right-sized” goals. One recipe for success? Dream big and start small.

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The Challenges of Being First

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?

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Commit to a Time to Vote

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.

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Permission to Pause

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.

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The Criticality of Consistency

No one says that achieving consistency is easy. When an inconsistency emerges, leaders simply need to work to fix it and underscore their support.

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Just Go

Ask yourself: “If I died today, what would I regret?” Write down what comes to mind, if anything. Then, just go.

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The Power of a Porch

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.

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Action is the Only Option

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.

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Go Ahead, Launch!

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.

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Slaying the Naysayers

Whenever anyone does something innovative, new, or different, the naysayers are everywhere. Thankfully, they have little power over us.

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Making the Case for Optimism

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.

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Just Win the Day

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.

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How to Help During COVID-19

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.

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5 Ways to Manage Viral Anxiety

We are being challenged to manage anxiety as effectively as possible. Here are five tips that so far are helping me maintain perspective.

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Do You Know Your Isms?

What are our unwritten “Isms” or expectations for behavior? What are our examples of “do this, not that.” What messages do we send?

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How to Cultivate Courage

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?

The Power of Praise

Praise is a powerful motivator at work, at all levels. HBR has cited recognition as the most impactful driver of employee engagement.

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Leading with a Ten Year Clock

In the next ten years, how should we lead? I’ve observed some patterns among these leaders that provide optimism, hope, and a roadmap.

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An Unbalanced Life Worth Living

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

Are You What Your People Eat?

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.

I’m Here for the Mission

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?

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Why even CEOs Need Allies

We all have opportunitiesbe an ally. It requires a mix of awareness, empathy, courage, and persuasion. And CEOs have to recognize our own privilege.