How Great Leaders Bring Us Together

Great leaders aren’t great alone. They’re hubs that bring people together. This lesson on leadership isn’t intuitive, and it wasn’t for me. But through my friend and colleague Steven Skinner, a Cognizant associate whom I deeply admired and who sadly passed away in 2019, I learned this and other leadership lessons that only grow in […]

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A Corporate Lifeline for Domestic Violence Victims

As the coronavirus pandemic wears on, remote work and learning is intended to keep us safe. For victims of domestic violence, however, it does anything but. Instead, working from home often keeps victims close to their abusers. This dynamic makes employee assistance programs (EAP) more important than ever. But while EAPs offer referrals and counseling […]

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Real Diversity Starts When Assumptions End

I’m blond and fair-skinned—and I’m a proud Chickasaw Indian. You can imagine the collision of assumptions I’ve encountered throughout my life. And truth be told, I’ve also grappled with my own. At a time when unwarranted assumptions about others seem as ingrained in our culture as ever, the workplace is ground zero for having difficult […]

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The Leadership We Need Today – And Tomorrow

In our divided and socially-distanced COVID age, leadership has never been more important. But effective leadership for these times is as difficult to find as it is to define. Is it an iron-fisted presence that commands respect? Deft negotiating to topple opposition? An irresistible influence to sway crowds? In our experience, the best leaders are […]

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