Your body is going to fall apart in your 40s. Make time for proper exercise and budget for a visit to a physical therapist every other year or so. I put on some weight right after I stopped raking malt and working on the packaging line several years ago. It has been fight to drop those pounds ever since!
As part of my series about companies who are helping to battle climate change, I had the pleasure of interviewing Brent Manning.
Recognize that not everyone is going to be as passionate as you about your mission. I found out quickly that not everyone wants to speak about representation or inclusion ALL of the time (if at all to begin with). But it’s important to keep people informed about what you are trying to do. Make it easy for learning to happen by providing resources.
As part of my series about young people who are making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Alexla Perez Sanchez.
Being a part of a community comes with many benefits, but it also…
Early in my career a manager said to me, “your hard work is worth half if it’s not seen.” I remember I was encouraged to set a goal that someone on the executive team knew who I was and what I did, and that nudge helped me build visibility and boost my confidence with people more senior to me. I think it’s important to help your team’s work shine through and encourage individuals to have ownership over their work at all levels.
As a part of my series about “Lessons From Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech”, I had the…
Always be honest and transparent — Finally, smart organizations are transparent when it comes to sustainability — warts and all. Most Chilean Salmon farmers now publish sustainability reports. They also share environmental data via the Global Salmon Initiative. Transparency fosters trust, though it also comes with criticism when areas for improvement are evident. Trust leads to collaboration, and collaboration, to improvement.
As part of my series about companies who are helping to battle climate change, I had the pleasure of interviewing James Griffin.
I think with large teams, it’s incredibly important to make sure all team members have mentors and sponsors who understand their contributions and can advocate for them at work. Sometimes individuals can feel ‘lost’ within a big team, especially in a remote or hybrid environment, which is why it is so important to build a culture where people can celebrate and support each other so that no one feels underappreciated or overwhelmed.
As a part of my series about “Lessons From Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sue Richards.
Sue Richards, HP’s Global Head…
I think it’s important for all business leaders at the moment to take note of what’s going on in the world and there’s no hiding from what’s happening to our environment. Across all aspects of my life both personal and professional I am feeling the impact of the current state of the environment. It was important not just for me but the team that I work with that we helped action this change and we have the tools to this through media and events.
I wish someone had told me not to look so hard for role models. I recall when I was a young manager and was first being considered for a promotion to director level. At the time, I didn’t see anyone at that level who looked or talked like me. There were very few women and very few people with an interest in promoting environmental issues. Sometimes you need to be the role model you are seeking.
As part of my series about “individuals and organizations making an important social impact”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Stephanie J. Miller.
How important it is to give myself the space to think and plan. I am someone who has always needed to be physically doing a thing to feel I was being productive. But when you are writing creatively, the time to think, while seeming to do not much, is essential.
As a part of our series about entrepreneurs who transformed something they did for fun into a full-time career, I had the pleasure of interviewing Paola Bacchia.
To develop a successful game, you need to have one thing above all else: Knowledge of human nature. My father once said: “Only those who know their audience well will know what tone they should aim for.” Recognize yourself in your counterpart, and you will learn how well people will receive your idea. Of course, people are also critical — no one wants to play the 10th pirate game in a year.
As a part of our series about what’s around the corner for the toy, game, and video game industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Chris Mut.
Learn to love yourself and not be too critical. Being hard on yourself can prevent growth and happiness. It is more important to learn and grow from your faults.
As a part of my series about “Lessons From Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Elizabeth Kermgard.
Elizabeth Kermgard, MD, is a pediatric nephrology fellow at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She was recently awarded a Clinical Scientist in Nephrology fellowship from the American Kidney Fund (AKF), to support her work in the field of nephrology. Dr. Kermgard will study the relationship between the gut…