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Culture and leadership aren’t just two important aspects of the game – they are the game.

Why The Metric Matters

Around this time last year, my son was coming home with some really (!) disappointing grades. It was driving my husband and I a little crazy cause we knew he was more than capable of acing the work. (Ex: He would do the homework but neglect to turn it in. He would ace the test  More

Belonging Precedes “Doing Stuff”

What Your Organization Needs to Increase Innovation Belonging is a seemingly little thing that shapes everything. We each need to belong. Having a sense of belonging is, in fact, a most fundamental human psychological need, as essential as our need for shelter, sustenance, and being safe from harm. For those of us who took Psych,  More

Why Leaders Must Find & Create Belonging

The Secret to Getting Your Ideas Heard & Impacting the World This post originally appeared on Medium.  Why are some people able to make a difference, and other people give up on their own ideas? For a long time, I would listen to authors and those in the management circuit for answers and found myself frustrated.  More

Is Denise Young Smith of Apple Right?

Could 12 white, blue-eyed, blonde men constitute a diverse group? That’s what Denise Young Smith, Apple’s Diversity exec, recently suggested and then, because of the Internet blowback, had to apologize for saying. ARE WE DOING TO OTHERS ? Though it’s a bad sound-bite, there’s also validity in the comment. Some statistics came to mind: When one-third of people  More