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

It’s what you do that defines you

How often I think of thanking the people who have been helpful. But then, I don’t act on it. Sometimes it’s because I feel like that might make that person uncomfortable (what if they think I’m asking them for something and the gratitude is just a setup?). Or, I worry I won’t find the right  More