For many of us with aging parents the implications of their loneliness is something we struggle daily to address. But reading that loneliness can be as closely linked to mortality as smoking shocked me. This seems like a solvable problem and one that each of us with a phone call to a distant older relative, a visit to a local nursing home or any number of simple caring gestures could actually impact.
The adage “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” is especially true in this tight labor market. Employees want to know that their work matters and they expect their employers to invest in their development and provide opportunities for growth.
Just one more reason to be a Steph Curry fan. We need more role models like him.
The joy of sitting on the couch in sweatpants watching other people bake cookies and decorate must be hardwired into our DNA. The people in the story span ages 19-52 and professions. Ah life’s simple pleasures,
We always hear about boycotts, wouldn’t it be great if all of us who believe in tighter gun restrictions did a “forcott” and found ways to support Dicks this holiday season?
The continued rise in death from opioids and suicide is stark evidence of profound unmet needs. People need jobs that give them pride, relationships that give them joy and faith that gives them hope.
Great examples of how high the stakes are when executives speak and how easily even accomplished CEOs can fail to strike the right tone.
We must do better than this. I think it is important to acknowledge that all of us have bias and a tendency to look down at on groups we consider “less” than us. The differences might be caused by education or economics or gender or race or religion or favorite sports team! We need to pursue relationships with people we consider “different” and seek to understand where they are coming from. As a society we cannot tolerate hate crimes but as individuals we can each do our part to bridge divisiveness.
So this is what happens when your role models are the Kardashians and Real Wives of Wherever. You end up in jail but with your own fashion line.
Take Your Parents to Work Days are certainly a new trend but pride in your kids accomplishments must be as old as time. My dad once ran into the CEO of PepsiCo at an event and told him he ought to keep an eye out for me, a young brand assistant at the time, as I might want his job someday. Years later this story still makes me simultaneously cringe and feel really loved.
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