If you ever have the opportunity to listen to Steve Wozniak speak on the origins of Apple, his love of inventing, or anything really, take it. I had that opportunity recently and was truly inspired to hear this humble, down to earth, self-proclaimed geek!
Monthly Archive: March 2011
Last week I had the honor of spending a couple of hours with two amazing young ladies thanks to an introduction by my friend John Kunhart – thanks John! First let me describe Sara, a student at MIT studying Math and Computer Science. She is spending the upcoming summer in New Zealand as one of the programmers for the special effects for the Hobbit movie that is being filmed on location – how cool is that?!
There comes a time in almost everyone’s life that the world knocks, asking to be addressed. Sometimes it is a gentle, persistent rapping heard during international flights while gazing out the window at the mesmerizing clouds. Sometimes the call comes in the form of a knock on the side of the head when you read a headline or see an injustice that just won’t let you turn away.
Ever wonder what it would be like to have to make a decision in a life threatening situation? Although I have not been in that situation myself, I met with two men who have faced that scenario many times and are still around to tell about it. The first of the two great men I am referring to is retired Rear Admiral Roger Box.
There have been many times in my career that I needed to switch directions, sometimes even changing jobs, due to a business imperative. I was constantly looking for ways to grow my skills to make sure I could be versatile and ready for different opportunities
There are a myriad of choices to be made that can work for women in the workforce and for men as well. By automatically dismissing women who chose to have families as viable contributors to the organization, you lose the value of bringing diverse talent and perspectives to the business challenges.
The Power of Diversity to Transform your Organization
"Woven Leadership is one of the freshest concepts in the field of building a vibrant organization that will empower the reader to a new standard of excellence and performance. A must-read for all managers desiring to be their best!"- Todd Duncan, New York Times best-selling author
"Kim Box's Woven Leadership shows how much stronger you and your team will be when different types of people and talents are woven together." - Jennifer Basye Sander, New York Times best-selling author and speaker
Introduction to Woven Leadership
"It's time to start recognizing that leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, demographics and life experiences. We must see diversity as a secret weapon to be exploited in order to build the most successful organization. And we must also acknowledge that acting based on our own authenticity is imperative to weaving together the strength of the very fabric of the organization. We will explore why diversity and authenticity are now requirements for any organization that wants to succeed." - Chapter 1-Woven Leadership