Sustainability can be seen as a disruptive technology, breaking into the business world and pushing leaders of organizations large and small to think more meaningfully beyond the bottom line or what’s also called the “triple bottom line” – profit, people, and planet.
I’m thrilled to introduce you to our new album “The Journey” by InnovatorsBox Studios. It’s extra humbling to share this as we recently celebrated our 6 year company anniversary in November 2021. I hope this is another album you’d enjoy, cherish and remind you how you can be who you want to be as an innovator and how your voice matters. I hope it feels like a hug.
Probably like many of you reading this, I grew up thinking of gender in a binary: Men exist, women exist, and society is constantly telling me which ideas, skills, hobbies and even colors fall into the sexes.
Saying no is easy…when it’s in your head.
In reality saying no, especially at work, is really hard. As a result we often end up saying yes so many times that we overload our plates and burn out.
“Hey, stop right there. What is your business here? What is the exact address you are staying in? Show me confirmation of that now. Yes now!”
These were the words I heard the moment I felt the sting of my white-passing, American-born privilege smacking me in the chest.
As innovators we are always at the crossroad of decision making. Sometimes those decision-making feels as painful as how William Shapekspear said through his character Hamlet. “To be or not to be.”
This Earth Day we’re facing a brutal truth: people are exhausted and climate-related issues are not currently top of mind. We’re in the midst of a shaky global economy, a still-rampaging pandemic and its physical and mental impacts, and oh did I mention the increasing threat of World World III?
Creativity and innovation are crucial in not only the workplace, but also in daily life. Everyday, we come up with new ideas and solve problems – big or small. Whether it’s to figure out what to have for dinner or how to get a project done on time.
When you play a board game, we’re using a combination of strategy and tactics to win. Let’s take Checkers. When you play checkers you’re thinking strategically — Which pieces should I move first? Which piece is my opponent going to move next? If I skip them now, will that put me in a position to be skipped even more? And you’re also playing tactfully by actually moving the pieces.
It’s been a tough couple of years, hasn’t it? Did you know that 4 in 10 adults have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder? Before the pandemic, this stood at 1 in 10 adults. This statistic alone shows that more people are struggling than they ever have been.