Tag: Passion

Antoine Andrews: Pioneering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at SurveyMonkey

Antoine Andrews’ diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) journey is both inspiring and instructive. Recounting the early days of his career, after graduating from Rutgers University, Andrews spent 9 years working as an account manager in group insurance at Prudential Financial before moving into his first DEI role at Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2002. As he navigated […]


Leading with Passion to Create a Diverse Talent Pipeline

One of the challenges organizations often cite with respect to hiring and promoting diverse talent is known as the “pipeline problem.” The argument is that it’s hard to bring diverse talent to top positions because there aren’t enough diverse employees coming into the company.

Know the difference between having a bad day and losing your passion

by Dan Oswald I often repeat the old saying, “Find something you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” I believe in the spirit of that quote, if not its literal interpretation. That is, sometimes work feels like, well, work. Some days you’re not going to love what you do, […]

Nurture employees’ passion to achieve success

by Dan Oswald Life is too short to do something you hate. It’s a simple statement that’s hard to dispute, but shouldn’t all of us expect more than not to hate what we do? I think so.  It isn’t enough not to hate your job. Most of us will spend more than 10,000 days at […]

Has your work become . . . well, work?

by Dan Oswald What is it you really love to do? Sometimes we lose sight of that and end up settling for something much less. If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion. —Mia Hamm What’s the saying, “Find something you love to do, and you won’t […]

Talent, drive, and success cannot be dictated by age

by Dan Oswald I recently wrote that we shouldn’t overlook the contributions the younger generation can make. In business, we often assume that experience equates with success and therefore conclude it’s unlikely that a 20-something can make a significant contribution. I think that’s complete hogwash, but so is assuming people can’t have a major career […]

What’s the right thing to say?

by Dan Oswald Last week I took my second child—and my only daughter, which is a significant distinction for a father—to college for her freshman year. I knew it would be an emotional time for her, her mother, and me. And I wanted to offer some sage advice as I left her behind in her […]

Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.

On Monday, our nation celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It’s appropriate that we celebrate the life of this great American for all he did to positively impact life in our great country. A peek into Dr. King’s life and his pursuit of civil rights reveals that he can be a great role model for […]