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The importance of honesty

On the outskirts of a big city stood an old temple where young boys would come to live and learn from an old monk....

Lessons from Lincoln

Even though President Abraham Lincoln was in office during one of the most turbulent times in American history, he became famous for his ability...
In 2005, Rebecca Twitchell started Providence-based half full llc, a consulting business focused on helping groups and individuals with team building, retreats and event planning.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Listen to understand

Rebecca Twitchell | half full llc founder, president Just like no two snowflakes are the same, no two people are the same either. If we...

Empathy key to problem-solving

Tonya Harris | Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence executive director When I became the executive director of RICADV, I knew my life’s work had...
Jo-Ann Schofield has been on Mentor Rhode Island’s staff for 22 years, starting as the program assistant to the Warwick Mentor Program. She has led the organization since 2013. The nonprofit is the statewide resource for youth and corporate mentoring and has formed a network of over 60 programs. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Adopt mentoring mindset

Jo-Ann Schofield | Mentor Rhode Island: The RI Mentoring Partnership Inc. CEO and president We are all on this journey together. As social beings, the...
Pam Hyland has been the CEO of the Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England since late 2015 and before that headed a Girl Scout organization in upstate New York and rural Pennsylvania. She lives the Girl Scout mission, promise and law every day. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Making decisions for the long run yields the best results today

Pam Hyland | Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England president and CEO I am a lifetime professional Girl Scout. I have worked in seven states,...
Prior to founding Biograph Venture Development roughly a year ago, Richard G. Horan led the publicly funded, nonprofit venture capital Slater Technology Fund. Now he looks to concentrate on Rhode Island’s life sciences and biotechnology sectors with Biograph.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

If innovation is desired, then sustained commitment is needed

Richard G. Horan | Biograph Venture Development LLC founder and principal The critical inputs to building an innovation economy are said to include talent, technology...
After a 16-year career as a television reporter, including at WJAR-TV NBC 10, Dyana Koelsch branched out into public relations, forming her own company eight years ago. It now counts local companies with regional and national footprints. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

The speed of information flow demands immediate transparency for business

Dyana Koelsch | DK Communications owner Much has changed from those days when print and broadcast journalists were the gatekeepers, the storytellers and almost exclusively...
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has blazed a singular career path. Child of Guatemalan immigrants, he attended Harvard Law School, taught law at Roger Williams University and became a Providence Housing Court judge before being elected mayor in 2014.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Don’t do things the way they have always been done

Jorge O. Elorza| Providence mayor All my life, I’ve never accepted the “way things were always done” as a response to age-old problems. As mayor, a...

Friendship plays valuable role in workplace

Two friends were walking through a dense jungle. Knowing the dangers, they promised to stick together whatever happened. Suddenly, a tiger appeared in the bushes....
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