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Zero Excuses: Leaders for Diversity and Inclusion

February 25, 2021

Throughout the last year, the Zero Excuses podcast had the chance to catch up with three Indianapolis trailblazers who are making an impact in the community. These leaders sit on boards that bring change, feed hungry kids, and advocate to bring tech to the masses. These three leaders are big voices for diversity and inclusion in Indianapolis. As we celebrate Black History Month, we wanted to highlight eases three influential and important voices in the Indianapolis area. 1. Derrin Slack [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time to do the work

February 18, 2021

Kalvin Jones wasn’t willing to accept the lack of diverse candidates in technology as a status quo. He took the simple but repeated requests for coding classes in Indianapolis and founded Code Black Indy, a non-profit organization with the mission to make tech accessible for everyone.  “If you really want something, there's a way to get it. It may not be easy. It may not be pretty, it may not be fast, but there is a way you can get it done.” Kalvin’s goal is to help bring sma [...]

How Three Zero Excuses Leaders Stay Balanced

February 8, 2021

Many of our Zero Excuses leaders cite the significance of having a hobby or habit that allows them to separate from their work and decompress.  These pursuits vary greatly but each leader appreciates the importance of stepping away to renew and reconnect. Striking the balance between professional and personal success is the cornerstone of Zero Excuses, after all.   Here are the ways three Zero Excuses leaders unplug and unwind:   [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time to excel

February 4, 2021

Brian Decker is the Director of Player Development for the Indianapolis Colts and former Army Special Forces. After commanding the Army’s assessment and selection program, Brian took the lessons he learned about team development and high performance and applied them to professional football. “The most fundamental demand placed on high performance or excellence is desire, because the outward expression of your desire is your work habits.” Brian works to unlock potential in potential [...]