How do we recognize the impact of the American flag?

Actions speak louder than words. America’s flag represents a willingness to take action, to rise against oppression and fight for a cause that is greater than the individual. That notion motivated the Boston Tea Party to sabotage supplies of the British Empire. It motivated the Union to fight against their brothers in the Civil War. It gave Theodore Roosevelt the charge to lead the Rough Riders into battle. It inspired us to build ships and bombs at record pace to overcome Hitler and the Nazis. And it inspired Colin Kaepernick to take a knee in humility.

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The impact of Nature’s power

Projected to be the costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States of America, Hurricane Harvey has left an impact both physically and economically that will be experience for years. Estimated at nearly $200 billion dollars, the damage will be more than the combined effect of Katrina and Sandy. The harsh reality of these facts is that when nature strikes, her power is far beyond our comprehension.

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Derek Jeter’s era of change

For much of our humanity, we get the privilege of having things that we enjoy end well before we are ready to part with that feeling. Whether it is a warm summer day or a performance by a great athlete, appreciation for the moment often happens after its zenith. Yet in this rare case, we can make every effort to enjoy an athlete in his final days on the field, still playing at the highest level at his position, continuing to make tough plays look effortless. The Captain has captured this so magnificently in his final moments as a Yankee, we can only reflect on what has changed during his outstanding career.

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Chasing the Green

For many, the challenge has been understanding what “Green” is and how these new environmental policies will impact current costs. This focus on the immediate impact to bottom line expenses has driven much of the conversation for owners, businesses, stakeholders, and community. What has been lost in translation is why redirecting efforts on environmental objectives is advantageous. The broader vision of going green has been missed. 

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Yahoo leadership missed a “Greening” opportunity

Leadership that elevates the value of its human capital is often able to reach greater productivity, quality and performance standards from a labor force that is excited, happy and motivated to show up every day. The balance of happiness and motivation is often a level of comfort that is provided by leadership demonstrated by its views and acknowledgement towards its labor force as an important part of the operation.

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Any Universal Health Care Policy and Plan should be sustainable

How we protect all of our citizens and help them obtain affordable care for their personal and family livelihood will direct our country towards a more prosperous outlook as a nation long-term. While many believe that healthcare should be a right of the people, the decision to make healthcare affordable to all of our citizens and protect those most vulnerable who cannot afford any private care, should be considered with the same long-term vision as that of previous benefits like social security and disability/medicare coverage.

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From Easter to Earth Day

Good weather on Easter this year super-charged everyone in New York that had a pulse. After months of skeptical and often dreary weather, Spring was less than certain of establishing her presence in our lives. Then Easter Sunday hit us with a shot of perfect weather...

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Now is the time for Green leadership

Green leaders need to take action now. The Paris Climate Accord challenged us to ask such questions as – how can we protect the health and welfare of all humans before it is too late? It will take many smaller actors in the United States banding together in the way the Paris Climate Accord once bound us to other world leaders in order to change the current trajectory. Bold, decisive action that commits our direction towards more valuable impacts with our planet, our people and our way of life is what is needed.

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How do we recognize the impact of the American flag?

Actions speak louder than words. America’s flag represents a willingness to take action, to rise against oppression and fight for a cause that is greater than the individual. That notion motivated the Boston Tea Party to sabotage supplies of the British Empire. It motivated the Union to fight against their brothers in the Civil War. It gave Theodore Roosevelt the charge to lead the Rough Riders into battle. It inspired us to build ships and bombs at record pace to overcome Hitler and the Nazis. And it inspired Colin Kaepernick to take a knee in humility.

read more

The impact of Nature’s power

Projected to be the costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States of America, Hurricane Harvey has left an impact both physically and economically that will be experience for years. Estimated at nearly $200 billion dollars, the damage will be more than the combined effect of Katrina and Sandy. The harsh reality of these facts is that when nature strikes, her power is far beyond our comprehension.

read more

Chasing the Green

For many, the challenge has been understanding what “Green” is and how these new environmental policies will impact current costs. This focus on the immediate impact to bottom line expenses has driven much of the conversation for owners, businesses, stakeholders, and community. What has been lost in translation is why redirecting efforts on environmental objectives is advantageous. The broader vision of going green has been missed. 

read more

Yahoo leadership missed a “Greening” opportunity

Leadership that elevates the value of its human capital is often able to reach greater productivity, quality and performance standards from a labor force that is excited, happy and motivated to show up every day. The balance of happiness and motivation is often a level of comfort that is provided by leadership demonstrated by its views and acknowledgement towards its labor force as an important part of the operation.

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