Recently I had the pleasure of visiting with an impressive group of 40+ interns working in various areas of our business. They were meeting with me all together as part of their onboarding and integration process, so I won’t pretend they all signed on to hear what I had to say – but I was flattered that they appeared to have done their homework, knew who I was, and came prepared to ask very specific questions about my experience.
I’ve done these visits, virtually or in-person, many times. They are never the same and I leave each feeling that I received much more than I gave.Read More
When my son was eight years old, he often found himself in trouble. In trouble for fighting with his sister. In trouble for not doing his homework. In trouble for being too loud or too disruptive. Come to think of it, when you’re eight, it seems like you get in trouble for almost everything.Read More
LEADERS EMERGING: DON’T WAIT TO BE ASKED By Rick Nelson, Chairman of Launch Consulting It’s March 16th. The United States is shutting down its own economy in an attempt to slow the unknown but potentially catastrophic effects of a virus. Uncertainty is all around you. But you’re lucky: you have a good job. It’s secure.…Read More
On the Path to Women’s Equality August 26, 2020 100 years ago, the 19th Amendment was ratified, paving the way for women to vote in the U.S. Democracy is a journey, and we applaud progress, while working to ensure everyone has an equal voice and the opportunity to pursue their dreams. – Sheryl Tullis, VP Marketing Learn more about the 19th Amendment and…Read More
Strength Under (Wild)Fire: Kristen Long’s Leadership through Tragedy and Triumph By Kaitlin Sitton On November 8th, 2018, TAG HR leader Kristen Long woke to news of a rapidly growing wildfire only 90 minutes from her Northern California home. Within a couple of hours, the town of Paradise was destroyed, 85 lives were lost, and thousands…Read More
By Rick Nelson Several years ago I asked our CFO, Casey Stenzel, to give a presentation to a group of senior leaders. Casey chose the topic “Doing Business the Right Way.” By way of antithesis, Casey posited the financial collapse of Enron to show how poor decisions, poor judgement, and ultimately lack of ethics can destroy even the most…Read More
15 Women Pioneers in Tech who Inspire Us to #PressforProgress By Kaitlin Sitton Melinda Gates, Microsoft computer scientist and philanthropist Tomorrow is International Women’s Day, when we honor the social, political, economic, and cultural achievements of women around the world. According to the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap Report, gender parity is still over…Read More