January 2018 Newsletter

Free Teleclass | Transform Your Workplace with Radical Honesty

Patty McCordTransform Your Workplace with Radical Honesty
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
12:00-12:30 pm

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The Statesman Cap10K: Give Yourself a Round of Applause in 2018

Runners at last year’s race

By Jeff Simecek, Director, Statesman Cap10K Race Read More

El Poder de Cocinar con Mamá (The Power of Cooking with Mom)

Lorena Kaplen

Lorena Asebedo Kaplen

By Lorena Asebedo Kaplen, Dietitian, HEB, and Andie Gonzalez, Dietitian, HEB

Communication and love are built around the mesa (table), and they’re a vital way of keeping healthy, physically and emotionally. Research shows that involving family and kids in the kitchen strengthens family ties by fostering togetherness and spurring cooperation. With today’s technology and jam-packed schedules, this simple integration can help re-establish some traditional home dynamics.

Andie Gonzalez

Andie Gonzalez

Embracing the skill of cooking, passing down favorite traditional recipes, connecting and lifting each other’s spirits—all have the potential of increasing your quality of life and keeping your corazón saludable (heart healthy). Here’s how to tap “el poder de concinar con mamá.” Read More

Secrets to Being a Great Idea Person

Jennifer MuellerHave you ever been in a brainstorming meeting that wasn’t a waste of time? Chances are no if the goal was to hit upon something truly original and innovative.

“Often in a business setting, people are using best practices in brainstorming, and that’s a large part of the problem,” says Jennifer Mueller, associate professor of management at the University of San Diego School of Business and author of Creative Change: How We Resist It… How We Can Embrace It. “How can you choose something new when the criterion is what has been successful?” Read More

Office Hours: Candid Answers to Your Pressing Career Questions

Marian HeardTwo of the most accomplished executives you’ll ever meet, Marian Heard and Margaret McKenna aren’t just founts of business and management wisdom. As female trailblazers who were often the only woman in the room, they are also experts at handling workplace-culture and gender-bias issues. Over the years they’ve shared their experience and advice as mentors to women, and at the most recent Conferences, they fielded questions from attendees in breakout sessions that really got people buzzing.

Margaret McKennaWhat attendees especially appreciated were the candor as well as the humor of Heard, former president and CEO of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and CEO of United Ways of New England, and McKenna, former president of Walmart Foundation and president emeritus of Lesley University. Listen for yourself to the podcasts from Philadelphia, Austin and Boston, or read a sampling of their answers, edited for clarity and brevity, below. Afterward, please submit your burning career questions to [email protected] We’ll be publishing answers from Heard, McKenna and other women leaders in future newsletters. Read More

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