Tony Bond

Thriving Through Uncertainty – Tony Bond

Tony Bond is the Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer of Great Place to Work, the global research and analytics firm that produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work for, the World's Best Workplaces list, the 100 Best Workplace for women list, the Best Workplaces for Diversity, and of other distinguished workplace rankings around the world. Tony…
The Power of White Space

The Power of White Space

I've now recorded 15 episodes of the UnYielded Podcast. I was looking back over my notes from the different episodes and a theme jumped out at me: that we need white space or margin in our lives. Nearly every single person has spoken about the power that comes from having some margin or some space to breathe. When I think…
“Get to” versus “Have to”

“Get to” versus “Have to”

A recent guest on my podcast, UnYielded: Thriving No Matter What, was Pat Carroll.  He was on the St. Joe’s perfect season back in 2003-2004, where they finished the college basketball season as the top ranked team in the country.  They made it to the Elite Eight and were 1 shot away from the Final Four.  He went on to…
Stop Judging Your Emotions

Stop Judging Your Emotions

A huge shout out to my friend and colleague, John Cerqueira, who I recently interviewed on my podcast:  UnYielded: Thriving No Matter What, which is all about flourishing and putting our energy into a place of positive influence. If you want to listen to the episode, you can listen here. We talked about his experience in Tower 1 on September…
If You Could Only Do One Thing Today

If You Could Only Do One Thing Today

I recently interviewed Sarah Corkery for my podcast, UnYielded: Thriving No Matter What.  She definitely personifies that!  A 2-time breast cancer survivor, a mom to three beautiful children, including a boy who is legally blind, she has raised over $1 million dollars for a non-profit, she has successfully fought for legislation for those battling cancer, and, she has a full-time…
Staying Resilient

Staying Resilient

Many thanks to Kristin Smedley for being a recent guest on my podcast, UnYielded: Thriving No Matter What, which is all about flourishing and putting our energy into a place of positive influence.  Kristin shared her experience of learning that her infant son was blind.  More than that, Kristin shared what she has learned about resilience during that journey. One…
Harvesting the Wisdom in Your Life

Harvesting the Wisdom in Your Life

We all know someone like this: they’ve been doing what they do for twenty years and they think that gives them twenty years of experience, when, in fact, they have one year of experience that they’ve simply repeated for twenty years.    Years ago, when I was around 23 or so, I had an epiphany that was painful at the time…
Tips for Saying No Gracefully

Tips for Saying No Gracefully

Fact: You are always saying no to something. I used to be one of those people who could never say “no” to anyone. Then one day it occurred to me that I was making choices. Every time I said “yes” out of obligation, I was saying “no” to something else; and, often, what I was saying “no” to was more important…