Many of you are already active in the workplace or will soon be entering workforces all over the world—in privately held corporations, large foundations, small not-for-profit organizations, advocacy groups, government positions, or other jobs right in your neighborhood—and yet, you…Read more

Major transformations are often associated with one highly visible individual. Consider Chrysler’s comeback from near bankruptcy in the early 1980s, and we think of Lee Iacocca. Mention Wal-Mart’s ascension from small-fry to industry leader, and Sam Walton comes to mind.…Read more

We have a dream. It is a big vision … it is a leap … and it is audacious: we want to see women make up at least 30 percent of the top leadership positions in corporate America within the…Read more

Without doubt, stories about alignment’s transformative power can be found in every industry, but none offers quite the treasure trove of examples as private equity. Think about it. Any business of interest to a private equity (PE) firm is almost…Read more

Aimee Mullins has 12 pairs of legs. Like most people she was born with two, but unlike most people Mullins had to have both legs amputated below the knee due to a medical condition. Mullins has lived with no lower…Read more

Maybe you were “fortunate” and did manage to land a job after college. However, chances are that whatever you’re currently doing was not your first choice. It’s probably not even your 10th or 20th choice. Heck, it’s probably not even…Read more

Early one fall morning, I opened my e-mail in-box to find a message I wasn’t expecting. It was from a woman named Josephine Karimi from Kenya, and the subject line read “Jorova Crafts still remembers Stacey.” I remembered Josephine too.…Read more

My son’s Little League team lost its first game so bad that the umpires called the game under the “mercy rule.” This rule, also known as the “slaughter rule,” is invoked when one team has an insurmountable lead; it protects…Read more

St. Joe had traditionally used a bank other than First Boston, but Bruce and Joe had muscled their way in, Ilan remembers. “They basically called up the company and wedged their way into the deal by sheer force of personality…Read more