Be a catalyst for moral change.

As we focus on our Black brothers’ and sisters’ achievements during Black History Month, I’m left to wonder why the f*ck we only spend one month—and the shortest month of the year!

Tales from the Road: Navigating the Complicated World of Consulting

MOFI’s experience SWAT team is always looking for its next challenge and never shies away from even the biggest, hairiest problems that get presented by our partners.

Reinventing Our Rituals:

Why We Need to Hold On to Our Traditions – but Not too Tightly.


Don’t Call It A Comeback! Lessons From LL Cool J on Disrupting Yourself

Just a few years after LL Cool J dropped his first single, rival rappers were already attacking him in diss tracks…

Don’t Think Outside the (Check Box).

US companies spend $8 billion a year on diversity and inclusion initiatives—with squat to show for it…

Mindset 3: Embrace the Mess and Enjoy the Reward

“Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves.” That’s what Cheryl Strayed concludes in her best-selling memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Finding a Way Forward, Together.

When it comes to diversity in the workplace, the real work is only beginning, and the only way forward is together. To do so, we need to consider an area where the workforce is already diverse: age.

It’s That Simple

At the end of 2020, I finally claimed an important truth: I don’t love November and December…

How Self-Compassion Can Help You Finish 2020 Strong

Did you achieve all of the 2020 goals that you set pre-pandemic?

Go, Set the World On Fire!

Like most things 2020, the upcoming holiday celebrations will look different than they usually do.

Act Fast, Fail Fast, Learn Fast?

A recent study in Scientific American showed that people learn faster when they are free to choose which action they make, even if the choice initially leads to a negative outcome.

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What the Roomba Teaches Us About Pushing Through Fear of Failure

A Roomba robotic vacuum goes about its programmed task, leaving its dock, collecting dirt and dust in a preset grid of space, and then returning to its dock…

Shift Your Mindset and Move To Healing

What do radical relationships look like in America? Consider an episode of Black-ish in which Dre Johnson finds a girl in an elevator.

Turning A Splash Into A Flood

One of my “lean in” moments is to focus on the intensity of human connectedness and the responsibility we have for each…

Compassion and the Man in the Mirror

Over the past several months, I’ve been on a journey to explore the topic of compassion, especially reflecting on compassion as the act of…

Finding Joy in the Yuck

Thirty frickin’ more days of social distancing. Really? The other night, we learned that we were going to have to live in our new norm…

Overcome by a Challenge? Forget about It and Go Play

Noted improv expert Janna Sobel joined us for a recent Disruptor Studio session to demonstrate how doing improv can help us access new ways of solving problems as we work to blow sh*t up on a daily basis.

Raising a Glass to Courage, Simplicity, and Conviction

No matter how you’ve been affected by all the disruptive events of the past year, I think you’ll agree that we’re no longer the people we were a year ago.

Mindset 2: Authenticity Before Action

In August, astronauts safely splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico, completing NASA’s first successful mission in partnership with a commercial space flight company, Elon Musk’s SpaceX….

Healing the Divide

Just like so many of you, I’m struggling with our current world. So much tension. So much division. So little care for people who think differently than we do. This blog may get a bit more personal than usual, but I have to tell the story….

Flipping the Script: From Scarcity to Abundance

Today, do you choose to live in fear, anxiety, and worry? Or, are you able to flip that and lean into…

Who Will Be in Room 716?

Thursday, March 19th, 2020, will be a day I’ll never forget. My team and I landed in Southern California in the midst of the most…

Blow In, Blow Up, Blow Out

Close your eyes and imagine this with me: There’s a guy on the stage playing his heart out on a piano and he’s delivering a sermon…

Turning Empathy into Action

If empathy is the great connector, compassion is the bridge between emotion and action…


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