Category: Speaker & Book Series

Quietly, the end of an era.

Earlier this year, we recognized a man named Jim Scott. Jim’s charity – the Austin chapter of a national organization called Mobility Worldwide – makes hand-cranked wheelchairs for people in developing countries who don’t have the use of their legs, …

Six Years of Perspectives on GOOD

Each spring, I get an opportunity to learn from dozens of different leaders about what doing GOOD means in their business. Working toward our mission of illuminating good in the community, we partner with Austin Gives – the Chamber of …

Showing gratitude takes practice, even for me.

There is ALWAYS something to be grateful for, and there’s always someone in our lives to appreciate. Personally, despite spending dozens of hours each week doing a job where I get to seek out things to be grateful for, there …

Positive peer pressure, people power and proactivity.

As RecognizeGood develops over time – 11 years strong as of this year! – I’ve been entrenched in future-planning while trying to keep our normal programming up to snuff. This planning really hit full stride over the summer – the …

“How” to make good matter.

RecognizeGood has been working for years to promote the value of GOOD, helping convince our neighbors in the community that goodness matters – in our individual lives, in our social circles, in our businesses. Over time it’s become more and …

Business can do good, better.

Yesterday a couple of friends asked me to lunch – their business was actively giving back to the community but not in a strategic way, and they thought I might be able to lend some advice or pass along some …

Witnessing good shining through.

There’s a lot to remember about 2017, but the thing I’ll remember most is all the good. Almost daily we’re witness to anything from unrest and protests to ugliness and destruction – and time after time we witness good shining …

#GoodMatters

The power of GOOD is so wide-ranging that we often sell it short. For instance, when we’re looking for a job! I was fortunate enough to be part of several career development events over the past few months, having conversations …

Let ’em know how much you care.

There’s a saying that’s come up in a handful of very different conversations lately. The saying goes, “No one will care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

After our awards luncheon in May as part …

Does doing the right thing help you succeed in your career?

In March, RecognizeGood held two Ethics in Youth Education events that taught me a lot. Both delivered the same message, but in different formats. In partnership with Round Rock ISD and the Round Rock Partners in Education Foundation, we held …