CULTURE INSIGHT BLOG 

Get inspired with ideas on how to activate your values-driven culture. 

February 19, 2018

Want to be a stronger Conscious Creator at work?

The Conscious Creators Learning Experience, a new training program I am co-leading on values-driven innovation and conscious culture, is now out in the world and is getting amazing feedback:

"This is the best meeting I hav...

January 13, 2018

I have a bright yellow biking outfit for when it rains. Long sleeves, long pants, hoodie. It is head to toe NEON yellow.

I wear it like a badge of honor. Here's why.

When I bought it I was embracing my values of safety.  My bike light had been stolen, and I thought a neo...

November 18, 2017

You know change is in the air when one of the nation's largest foundations releases a video of its President dancing on tables in the C-suite.

(dancing starts at 1 minute 21 seconds)

Darren Walker - the Ford Foundation's first openly gay African-American president - step...

October 15, 2017

in 2010, Mary's Gone Crackers founder Dale Rodrigues met Mary Anne Madonia at a health food store in New York City. She was walking through the aisles with a bag of Mary's Gone Crackers pretzels.

Recognizing her as a brand enthusiast, Dale came up to her. "Tell me about...

September 9, 2017

Almost four years ago my husband Lorne and I bought a home with a beautiful garden.

I loved looking at the garden, but wondered, "Whose going to take care of it?"

"That'll be your job," Lorne and I each thought of the other.

With no one taking ownership, the weeds began t...

August 12, 2017

Five years ago we bought our new home. It came with a beautiful garden. 

At first I neglected it. In our second year, I realized I loved gardening. When I took on the mantle of family gardener, I threw myself in with abandon.


"What does my garden need?", I wondered. I c...

April 8, 2017

Driving home from New York recently my husband and I were reflecting on how great it is to finally feel we are in the mainstream of collective thought. Most of our lives we've cared about global warming, organic food, personal growth, alternative medicine, organization...

February 11, 2017

Have you struggled with why it's so hard to change culture in your company or organization? The status quo has this sneaky pull--bringing people back to the same ol' same ol' ways of doing things.

Watch the video above for one of the secrets to real culture change (and...

December 17, 2016

The President of Marymount University Matthew Shank laid out a key to business success at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce annual meeting this month:

Love your staff

Love your customers

Love your community 

And you will prosper

In my work transforming business culture, Sha...

October 8, 2016

Today I called a contractor for work on our home. 

"It's a great day at Nick's," the woman on the line answered in a monotone voice.

"So glad it's a great day," I said to start the conversation.

"Mmmmm. . . Hmmm. . . . Can I help you?," she answered curtly.

If there i...

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