community-engagement

Reframing the role of a board in strategic planning

When it comes to strategic planning, many organizations turn to their board. Although often working in isolation, distant from the actual work and the employees, board members typically rally, roll up their sleeves, and map out a blueprint for the …

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Wired for Innovation? Not by Accident

Jen Hetzel Silbert, Co-founding Partner @jhsilbert   Welcomed or not, change is difficult and uncomfortable—painful even.  The human brain is programmed to make this so. Likewise is it programmed for re-wiring when the right stimulus comes along, like a shift …

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Grateful for Team Spartina

This Thanksgiving, Team Spartina is grateful to our countless colleagues, friends, and family members who have supported us in launching our own business. We are especially grateful to each other – leading lives of innovation and entrepreneurship is both wonderfully …

SHORTLY BEFORE MY INJURY. POST TRAUMA, GETTING “BACK IN THE SADDLE” HAS A SLIGHTLY NEW MEANING. LOOKING FORWARD TO MY NEXT ADVENTURE.

Learning to lead with Heart

Dave Siebs @shellback695 A little over two months ago, I woke up in the ICU at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto California.  I was completely immobilized, and trying to absorb details about my injuries that were coming from the mouth of …

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Spartina: it’s all in a name

As we’ve all experienced, the process of naming something we care deeply about, whether an infant, product, pet, or business, is not always an easy task.  Part art, part science, the ideal business name concurrently conveys values, experience, and an …