Backyard, Nighttime

I installed a “trail cam” in the backyard to see who or what is digging little holes during the night. It has night-vision and takes photos automatically, but it took a good bunch of repositioning to find the culprit and not just one of the neighborhood cats that like to stroll through the yard, or a squirrel running up the tree. 

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“Work-Life Balance” is bunk. Real flexibility is the future of a good workplace.

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Getting Personal About Committing To Diversity

Simon Rothery, the CEO of Goldman Sachs Australia and New Zealand, wondered whether his staff was really hearing his message that diversity is critical. We talked about the research Deloitte had done elsewhere which showed that leaders often think they are communicating their commitment clearly, but staff report hearing silence on the topic.

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Inclusive leadership means encouraging and empowering your people to bring their whole self to work, which creates the opportunity for extraordinary performance. Only when we are fully able to be ourselves, can we truly be extraordinary.

—Beth Rauschenberger,
Vice President of Internal Audit, Nationwide Insurance

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