By: Joanna Young (@JCYCIO) “Women make up more than 2/3 of the world’s 796 million illiterate people.” Source: United Nations Women First, let’s digest that almost 800 million, about 26%, of the world’s population over the age of 15 cannot read. This is an appalling statistic with negative ripples, as less education equals higher risk of negative
By: Joanna Young (@JCYCIO) “I gravitate towards gravitas” ~ Morgan Freeman, actor Gravitas is defined as “dignity, solemnity, and seriousness of manner.” In business, people with gravitas are seen as intelligent and serious; they unconsciously command respect. While the degree to which gravitas is valued within a particular organizational culture may vary, gravitas is
By: Joanna Young (@JCYCIO) “Courage and resolve; strength of character” – “Small, loose particles of sand” Both are definitions of “grit.” Grit is a word defined in two ways: one definition positive and soaring, the other speaking to the dirt beneath our feet. Displaying grit in the face of disappointment or annoyance (akin to
By: Joanna Young (@JCYCIO) “Going into debt usually isn’t caused by lack of money, it’s caused by lack of vision.” Dave Ramsey, American businessman One of my clients has offices near a river, and a taking quick walk during breaks has become a practice. At one spot, the remnants of two bridges are at either
By: Joanna Young (@JCYCIO) — “People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.” Thomas Sowell, Economist
Governance, stewardship, oversight – all necessary structures in organizations of any size. Appropriate governance results in swift decisions with correlation to swift realization of operational and strategic goals, as evidenced by Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).