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We waited and waited, planned and planned some more, and pulled like a dog on a leash. We were so ready. Finally, the bell rung.

COVID Class is out for summer.

Out we raced, from the confinement of the COVID classroom, the daily instructions and rules, the new lessons learned — or at least delivered. Each week, new and more variations of our lessons needed to be learned, it seemed, with no end visible.

We learned a bit, and we yearned a lot.

We longed for the simplicity of summer. Now, here it is.

Now, what comes next?

Our list…


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Investors searching for the next big opportunity are wise to consider SAAS-based companies. These business models are well-positioned for explosive growth as individuals and companies are exploring innovative solutions to address problems or issues they’ve experienced, particularly in the past year.

Given that the pandemic has changed our world, it is no surprise that Zoom was a fast-growing company from 2020 to 2021. The highest end of the company’s sales guidance expects a 330% increase in January 2021 from 1 year ago.

Other SAAS-based companies that experienced significant growth include:

Spotify — The popular music streaming service experienced a 120%…


Nora Crouch

Nora Crouch, a former Fortune 500 Chief Accounting Officer, has served on boards and audit committees and is a qualified financial expert. Nora combines her broad financial expertise with her strong strategic oversight capability. She has successfully served on private company boards and has held leadership positions on a number of non-profit boards.

Today we are in conversation with Nora to discuss her take on diversity in the boardroom and how to create more inclusive company boards. Nora shares with us why she thinks boards and companies lack diversity, and how to overcome this challenge.

Nora, as someone who has…


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Each year, The Washington Post proudly announces a time that it was wrong in the past — and celebrates the fact that a different viewpoint prevailed.

This year, the subject of such gratitude is the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal. It’s been 50 years since President Nixon designated the canal as a national historical park. Its preservation was the result of the work of a wide sweep of Americans who came together to protect the canal’s legacy and beauty.

Saving the treasure

In the 1950s, planners proposed paving over the canal, but a coalition of citizens answered Supreme Court Justice…


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The world is changing rapidly, and so is healthcare. Aside from the challenges and innovations forced upon the healthcare world due to the ongoing pandemic, change is a constant. New medicine, regulations, delivery of care, etc. all impact the challenges that healthcare leaders face on a day to day basis. But, when a health organization is properly managed, these issues can be handled more effectively. One of the main aspects of workforce management is culture.

I’ve seen the results and benefits of enacting an intentional diverse workplace culture throughout my years of research of human capital management and my experience…


Donna M. Hughes

“Donna Hughes found her passion for the field of human resources by way of law. In her years as an attorney, Hughes focused on employment and labor issues as in-house counsel at Circuit City Stores before later working on fast-paced mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical industry.

She then rerouted her path, taking a job as senior vice president of HR at a pharmaceutical company in 2015 before leaving in 2018 and taking time off from her career to care for her ailing parents. …


Martin Puris

Like it or not, we live in a fact-based, data-driven, bottom-line, risk allergic world. A world where opinions matter less to bottom-line driven executives than facts. So formulate and activate a plan to continuously provide your management with fact-based evidence that Big Thinking and Big Ideas do matter at the place they care about most, the bottom line, and that given the considerable amount of money at stake and at risk, inaction is not a wise option or a great career move.


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“When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become wiser, more inclusive, and better as an organization.” — Pat Wadors

A key skill required on every board is being able to understand and appreciate the power of diversity. Troy Taylor brings forth exactly that quality. Having worked with and in different corporate and ethnic cultures, Troy Taylor shares with us his views on the importance of diversity in an organization.

Troy, diversity has many forms; culture, race, age, gender, lifestyle, economic, geographic, etc. and they all contribute to the long-term sustainability of an organization. How would…


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SLOGAN

“Be safe, be smart, and keep your eye on the future: #5050x2028!”

EBLAST April 9, 2021:

Subject: Pushing on an Open Door

Dear Jennifer,

Let’s take stock:

  • Ten women confirmed in a few short weeks in the new Administration’s Cabinet.
  • Many more in the pipeline for leadership posts throughout the federal government.
  • Barely a ripple with some of the most strategic nominations and confirmations.

What a moment. What a wave.

What’s left? As women receive wide acceptance in positions of expertise, influence, and leadership in the national life we share, WCF bangs the drum for…


WHAT IS A LEAP?

If you’ve ever made a running leap, then you are aware that there are several things at work. First, there is vision. You must have your eyes on a prize, somewhere off in the not too far distance. That prize is close enough to be almost within your reach. Second, you have to leap versus just walk or even run to that desired prize, because there is some barrier or impediment that you need to span. Third, leaps oft en require a running start. A kinesthetic, active motion is needed for you to gather momentum and…

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