Author: Cheryl Kiser

Cheryl Kiser

Social Innovation: Shedding Light, Not Heat

As we prepare to leave for the Thanksgiving break, I am reminded that social innovation is one of the true ways that the best of humanity shines. And it is more important now than ever. If we reflect on how we define social innovation – as breakthrough interactions, non-linear journeys, boundary spanning, and bringing together…

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Cheryl Kiser

Reimagining the Workforce of Tomorrow

Two weeks ago I had the honor to be at the Harris Manchester College, Oxford University for a working session on reimagining the workforce of the future. Co-chaired by long-time friend and collaborator Elizabeth Isele, CEO of the Global Institute for Experienced Entrepreneurship (GIEE), and Michael Hodin, CEO of the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA),…

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Cheryl Kiser

From Day One: Tradition Taking Root

In reflecting back to the first From Day One 7 years ago, I see it was the beginning of a tradition, the beginning of a way that we orient new members of the Babson community around values, purpose and intent. Traditions are so important because they locate us in a particular time, space and meaning.…

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Cheryl Kiser

Redefining the Purpose of Business from the Inside Out

What if the purpose of business was redefined?  Who would redefine it?  How would it happen? And who cares? Let’s start with “who cares.” With Gallup International Poll numbers still indicating that over 65% of all employees are disengaged; millennials not wanting to leave their purpose and values at the corporate door; and CEOs continuously challenged…

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Cheryl Kiser

Design and Entrepreneurship in China

Last month, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to co-present at two different universities in China with long-time friend, mentor, and collaborator Cheryl Heller, Founding Chair of the Design for Social Innovation (DSI) program at the School of Visual Arts (SVA). Working in that capacity together, I was able to see firsthand how the…

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The F Word

Last week Emily and I had the pleasure of traveling to beautiful Antwerp to teach ET&A to 60 young women as part of Women2Women Belgium. During my time there I found myself learning just as much as the students, if not more. These women were INCREDIBLE. They were with us every step of the way…

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Cheryl Kiser

Corporate Social Relevance in Action

At The Lewis Institute we talk about Corporate Social Responsibility differently and believe we take it one step further. We talk about Corporate Social Relevance because to us it directly leads to authentic and powerful social innovation inside companies and outside within our communities and society as a whole. To us this is more than…

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Cheryl Kiser

Providing Pathways Not New Ways for Change

“You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.” -E. O. Wilson We love this quote…

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