Be a catalyst for moral change.

By Shawn Nason | February 10, 2021 |

As we focus on our Black brothers’ and sisters’ achievements during Black History Month, I’m left to wonder why the f*ck we only spend one month—and the shortest month of the year!— talking about Black history. There’s so much we need to learn about the Black experience in the United States and about the people…

Why now is the time for businesses to embrace change

By Hubert Day | February 9, 2021 |

    It’s hardly controversial to say that 2020 has been a year of unprecedented change. Businesses across the globe have had to respond and adapt in new and innovative ways to remain profitable. Some industries have been more successful than others; finding flexibility in previously stiff joints and becoming what they need to be…

It’s That Simple

By Shawn Nason | January 27, 2021 |

At the end of 2020, I finally claimed an important truth: I don’t love November and December. Sure, the holiday season is great. And I certainly enjoy good food, good friends, and good times. But, even in a non-pandemic year, these months always seem more heavy than festive for me. One of my favorite social…

The Roles of Risk and Luck in Innovation

By Jesse Nieminen | January 21, 2021 |

One of the most controversial, and perhaps even misunderstood topics in innovation are the roles of risk and luck for innovation success. Do you have to get lucky to innovate successfully, or can you make your own luck? Is it always inherently risky to try to innovate, or can you manage risk by making smart…

Diversifying the Corporate Boardroom

By Dan Blacharski | January 18, 2021 |

Diverse talent is abundant, but do you still need to know the secret handshake? A small group of tenured leaders, corporate board members have always been chosen from behind closed doors and often from a pool of insiders who are predominately white men. Although corporations have at least acknowledged the need for diversity, achieving that…

Tales from the Road: Navigating the Complicated World of Consulting

By Shawn Nason | January 14, 2021 |

MOFI’s experience SWAT team is always looking for its next challenge and never shies away from even the biggest, hairiest problems that get presented by our partners. In fact, we pride ourselves on making epic sh*t happen faster than most people can imagine. To stay at the top of our game, we regularly ask our…

Raising a Glass to Courage, Simplicity, and Conviction

By Shawn Nason | December 24, 2020 |

No matter how you’ve been affected by all the disruptive events of the past year, I think you’ll agree that we’re no longer the people we were a year ago. Yep, 2020 changed us individually and collectively by rattling us from our comfort zones and dragging us kicking and screaming into a world filled with…

How Self-Compassion Can Help You Finish 2020 Strong

By Shawn Nason | December 15, 2020 |

I’m calling on you to give yourself the gift of grace this year—and to extend it into 2021. Stop obsessing over your failures and start reminding yourself of your accomplishments. This isn’t for vanity; it’s for sanity. 

Reinventing Our Rituals: Why We Need to Hold On to Our Traditions—But Not Too Tightly

By Shawn Nason | December 8, 2020 |

This past spring, as the first waves of the coronavirus pandemic began crashing ashore, Jews around the world gathered to celebrate their Passover seder, a meal that marks one of the most important holidays in the faith calendar. But as they gathered via Zoom or in tight family groups, the empty chair set out for…

The First Thing a Savvy Team Leader Needs to Do

By Mitch Ditkoff | December 7, 2020 |

If you lead a team of people, the first thing you need to do is let your team know the full scope of your roles and responsibilities. You may think your team understands what you do, but it’s highly likely they don’t — at least not at the level of specificity that a high performing…