The best leaders are lifelong, insatiable learners. Research proves that. But while you and I have a natural inclination towards learning new things, it doesn’t mean we’re good at learning. Because we’re not always great at learning new things, companies are investing more resources than ever before in developing “learning” skills in their employees. Many of these […]
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Last week, about a year after the Nepal earthquake struck, I received a powerful series of images from the nonprofit I donated to support recovery efforts. The very next day, tragedy struck Ecuador. As we did with Nepal, communities around the world once again mobilized and sent money, organized clothing and food drives, and once […]
This March, NuMundo, Caracol Consulting, MAYA COSMOS Transformational Journeys, and MovingWorlds co-produced the first “Social Innovation Experience”, a week-long learning-and-doing project at Lago Atitlan (Guatemala), with a group of 12 students from the Masters in Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California. The purpose of this Social Innovation Experience was to: Support CONSORCIO, a […]
This last week I had the pleasure of attending the University of Washington Tacoma’s Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility Conference in Seattle. It was awesome. Speakers from Iron Mountain (Kevin Hagen), Microsoft (Irene Plenefisch), PwC (Paul Sacca), Tableau (Steve Schwartz), Uber (Brooke Steger), Zillow (Racquel Russell) and many more convened to talk about the biggest […]
The United Nations has ratified the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. They sound surprisingly simple and an obvious no-brainer that everybody should support. Unfortunately, some policy experts are already saying that we run the risk of not achieving them. But others are saying we can – as long as we commit and invest in achieving them. President Barack Obama […]