Making the leap from good to great is not an easy one. Ravi Norman Over the past three years, I have had the pleasure of accompanying many of Minneapolis-St. Paul’s civic, philanthropic and business leaders on an annual inter-city leadership visit to peer cities to learn about common challenges, innovative ideas and best-practice outcomes. Simultaneously, … Read More
Embracing the rat in the room. In Ken Blanchard’s book Who Moved My Cheese? he created four imaginary characters: Sniff, Scurry, Hem and Haw, who are in a maze looking for cheese. The cheese is a metaphor for what we want in life—a job, relationship, house, money, freedom, health, recognition, spiritual peace, etc.—and each character … Read More
It was October 9, 2013, and a close-knit group of family and friends gathered at our home to celebrate my oldest child’s 16th birthday.
About nine months ago, I had the opportunity to participate on a panel with several esteemed colleagues from government, philanthropy and banking to provide different perspectives about diversity and inclusion in our workforces.