Saturday Spark

Saturday Spark is a newsletter for purpose-driven leaders of all kinds. Join WeSpire Founder and CEO Susan Hunt Stevens in a weekly reflection on the principles and beliefs that are of central importance in your life and your business.
Rower in the River.
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

CEO Wearing a Tee Shirt that says "Silence is Complicity" at a protest.
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.

Small Graph Drawn on Piece of Paper.
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.

Hand With First Finger Being Held up to Represent #1.
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?

Vote stickers that say "I voted" Scattered Across a Table.
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.

Scrabble Pieces That Spell out the Word Pause.
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.

Black and White Picture of Hands Carrying a Sign of Support That Says: "I understand that I will never understand... however, I stand with you.", Illustrating the Inclusive Culture Concept.
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.