That word was echoed by many of the people in attendance that day--brilliant, hard-working diversity practitioners defining their effort in advancing more women and minorities as a "journey."
Issues about the lack of women in senior corporate roles are discussed in the media and in forums regularly -- yet busy executives hear but do not fully get it -- that women at the top is a bottom line, strategic business imperative, not just a nice thing to do!
If anyone, anywhere offers you a piece of gum or a breath mint, take it. It may just be a polite gesture or it could be a subtle hint that you need a little freshening up. Either way, take it, because you never can be sure when you'll get back to the hotel and be able to brush your teeth.
If we're going to nominate a buzzword for 2015, big data is already a major contender for the title. It seems to be all the rage these days -- the promises are huge -- yet very few businesses are leveraging big data well.
The best leaders, organizations, and teams don't view change as a negative. They seize it as an opportunity to prove their continued relevance and strategic value in a competitive marketplace.
For decades, experts in talent management have emphasized the costs that are produced by turnover. It is usually said that depending upon the complexity of the job and the level of management, the cost of turnover can equal anywhere from one month's to several years' salary for a departing employee.
In a world where we're constantly grinding and chasing success, things can become very exhausting. In our quest for success and freedom and liberty, we often get trapped with the whole process and find ourselves losing all the energy and motivation in between.
We all compare ourselves to others, or just simply compare ourselves to our own unrealistic ideals! So what is it about these people we are comparing ourselves to? I'll bet you can spot the following traits in nearly all of them
Kelly O'Neil was in her late 20s and in what her father dubbed a "beautiful, cushy job" as director of branding and public relations for a corporation. Kelly shared with me five mindful strategies successful entrepreneurs can use to boost wealth while building a business they love to manage.
Ever since I was young, I've always been the one to put my hand up in class. Not sure if it was the rebellious nature in me or if I was just really up for it. Last time I checked, I was still half introvert.
In Formula 1 racing the difference between a champion and a second place finish can be a matter of seconds of indecision, imprecise execution, or error in judgement. To win, the entire Formula 1 racing team, including the information technology (IT) and the CIO, must perform at the highest level.
As technology becomes more sophisticated and choices for consumers multiply, it's important for companies and app developers to think about how they will simplify our lives, not complicate them. I prefer my apps segregated and organized by my interests, not what a company wants to sell me.
"Today is my first real day as an adult!" That is what my oldest said to me as she left for day one of her new job. It is an incredible and significant transition to move from a college student to a professional.
Those sins of deadly business meetings? Don't be a time hog. Share your thoughts and don't monopolize the meeting. Don't step over or talk on top of other people in the room and check your ego at the door.
The next time you catch a case of the purpose blues, just remember that you'll find the greatest success and purpose when you let go of the need for perfect answers and instead start actively living into the space of a few good questions.
Maybe it is about time that we restart our belief system on entrepreneurship. Maybe it is time we stop treating it as a hip trend and acknowledge that by attaching ourselves to someone else's ideas we are losing the focus on our own story.