Robot Mom: Educating our Next Generation of Leaders and Innovators

Posted on July 10th, by Gia Medeiros in Grow, Learn. No Comments

I will start this article by admitting I am not a Robot Mom – but I aim to inspire many.

Last year I was attending a sustainability conference where a wonderful local company Rally Software was presenting about their Agile Innovation methods.  They have launched programs teaching businesses as well as college students human-centered design and agile innovation.  At the end of the talk, I stood up and asked a simple question, “What about our younger students?”  It seems to me that 4 year olds come into this world as agile experts – empathetic, willing to innovate and experiment, fail fast and even break stuff!  It seems we spend the first 18 years of their schooling routinely training them out of this faculty only to spend the next decade of their career re-training it back in.

When I stood up and asked … Read More »

The Inside Job: Cultivating Calm and Clarity for Leaders

Posted on July 9th, by Gia Medeiros in Coaching, Learn, Live, Uncategorized. No Comments

Leadership is an inside job. How do you cultivate an inner calm in order to deal with the chaos of our outer world?  With less than a minute, here’s how to find a way to quickly get clear (scroll down for instructions on taking a brief moment of clarity).

The Daily Practice:  Cultivating Calm & Clarity in a VUCA World

The military has a name for the times we are living in – the VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous).  As a business leader, how do you wake to so much chaos everyday and find your own center? How can you cultivate a personal and realistic sense of what you can do or control?

This morning I got up at 5 am to meditate and do yoga.  BUT you don’t need to do that.  And certainly don’t try to start there.  For … Read More »