Bridge the Gap

We all feel a deepening gap dividing us. Political leaders and the media deepen the divide. Political parties choose opposing sides to raise more money and power. News media continue to profit from adding fuel to the fire. They speak to extreme differences, for example, the...

Re-discover the “Right Stuff” in Innovation

Chuck Yeager risked his life as a WWII ace fighter pilot and then a test pilot. As a test pilot, he and the Bell XS-1 rocket-powered aircraft broke the sound barrier, opening minds to the possibility that man-made materials could survive space travel. Tom Wolfe, fascinated...

A Fresh Start

The Covid Crisis has been a catalyst to change in many businesses. Almost every business has reacted to the shutdown by doing things differently. Many voices in business strategy thought leadership have shared examples and techniques to help plan what to do differently. Here are some I...

A New Frontier to Explore Together

In Safi Bahcall's book, "Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries," he explains why innovators need a safe oasis from "business as usual" to cultivate their ideas. The pandemic has changed what a "safe oasis" means at Comradity...

Protecting our Family.

We think of our members at Comradity as family. To protect them during the Covid crisis, we have only been open to members with fob access, unlike places like WeWork which offer access to anyone by the hour. That's because we realize that each person brings...

It takes a village

The COMRADITY Organization Ecosystem Customers Organizations which license COMRADITY pods Leadership Vision Advisory Board led by CO-founders, Katherine & Jim Kern ”Back-end” Partners Local Service Businesses: Real Estate Management, Virtual Meeting Production, Food Service, Health & Wellness, Transportation Unique Global L&D experts who develop leaders and young talent competencies for the Future of...

Capitalizing on Talent Diversity

One reason society, organizations, and technology aren't inclusive is because managing diverse talent is complex. Diverse cultures, race, gender, and age offer a wide range of perspectives, complicating systems designed for one norm, not outliers, to maintain quality efficiently. Efficiency, by definition, forces trade-offs, choosing...

How valuable are outside partners?

Recently, I received an invitation to respond to an MIT Sloan Management Review survey about the Future of the Workforce. They are: "particularly interested in how companies are engaging with alternative types of workers (beyond full-time employees) and collaborating with external participants." Our hypothesis is that...

What’s the point?

While others are pointing fingers, we are thinking about the underlying motivations of the protests and how leaders may respond. Malcolm Gladwell writes about the “Tipping Point,” when little things make a big difference. What are the seemingly unrelated but connected things that bring these diverse...

Words are good. Action makes a difference.

Today we celebrate the American Revolution. The American Revolution was driven by economic, social, and political divisiveness, just as we experience now. We aren't the first to experience it. It happens every century. Each century, there seems to be one important speech by a leader reminding...