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I recently traveled to Portugal with some of my dearest friends. These are women who have each played instrumental roles in my own process of self-discovery, so the opportunity to get away, pause, and soak in a new culture with them was an absolute gift.
Talk about a wild ride. If you’re a business owner or leader, you likely feel as if you’ve been put through the wringer. We certainly feel that way. The world came to a screeching halt on March 12, 2020. Everything changed with zero warning: ever since it’s been wave after wave after wave of difficult decisions to make.
Sally Ream and her sons are on a mission to make the world a little more beautiful, one outdoor space at a time. Families across Boston start every morning by stepping out into yards brilliantly designed by Sally, a trained horticulturist, and her son Marcus, a landscape architect. To some people, this might be considered a luxury. But to Sally, exquisite outdoor spaces are an essential part of life.
My desire to support small businesses traces back to my father. A lover of animals, as a child, I always admired his unique ability to connect with cats and dogs — it was almost as if he could speak their language! He dreamed of becoming a veterinarian.
Like so many of you, we are consumed by the war and desolation happening in Ukraine. It is hard to wrap our minds around such loss — of life, of family, of home, of safety and normalcy. We know that we cannot understand what it is to be a Ukrainian right now. But we can use our own prosperity to support their needs.
As a second gen leader at MACKEY, I’m very aware that nepotism is alive and well in our world. It’s a word that makes many uncomfortable (including my mom, Mackey McNeill), and it’s for that very reason that it deserves some attention.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Magical elves visit our farm before our grandchildren’s weekly visit. First, they plant seeds in the soil at night. Then, you won’t believe what happens the following morning — up pops a Pez dispenser loaded with a couple of treats for each child!
Building a healthy work culture is hard. Especially in our current climate. Businesses around the world are struggling with culture for a variety of reasons: Hybrid and remote work models create communication challenges. The Great Resignation has created significant turnover. Scaling quickly leads to rushed onboarding.