Diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical concepts that have become increasingly relevant in today’s society and business. Many popular rock groups have taken it upon themselves to promote these values through their music, actions, and advocacy. By examining the strategies used by these groups, we can learn valuable lessons about how to create a more inclusive and equitable society and work culture. Continue reading What We Can Learn About DEI from Rock Groups
Inclusive leaders possess several key features that allow them to create a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel valued and respected. Some of these key features include: Continue reading Key Features of Inclusive Leadership
Don Fisher had bought two pair of pants. When they didn’t fit, he and his wife Doris began a search for the right size at clothing stores in San Francisco. Their futile search became an epiphany. “What if,” Don mused, “someone put together all the styles, colors and sizes Levi Strauss had to offer in one store?” That led to the creation of the first Gap store which revolutionized the retail industry. With no retail training or experience, they created a contagious shopping experience that the Fishers grew into a major global brand with over 3,200 stores and a portfolio that includes Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy. Continue reading Don’t markdown your career or grab it off the rack. Make it a perfect fit.
Samuel Leroy Jackson grew up as an only child in Tennessee, the son of an alcoholic father who lived away from the family. He was raised by his mother, a factory worker and supplies buyer for a mental institution. During childhood, he had a stuttering problem but eventually learned to “pretend to be other people who didn’t stutter.” Continue reading International success at 46 is no “Fiction”
How many doors are you willing to knock on to reinvent your career? Sara Blakely has knocked on a lot of them.
After a brief stint at Walt Disney World, she sold fax machines door-to-door for seven years. Frustrated by having to wear pantyhose in the hot Florida climate on her sales route, she experimented by cutting off the feet of her pantyhose while wearing them under a new pair of slacks. Continue reading How many doors are you willing to knock on?
Follow my daily career quest to prove that whether you’re 50, 60, or even 70 you can take charge of your career, find meaningful work, and be audacious at any age. Read Day Thirty
Follow my daily career quest to prove that whether you’re 50, 60, or even 70 you can take charge of your career, find meaningful work, and be audacious at any age. Read Day Twenty-Nine