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Zero Excuses: There is time for self-reflection

March 18, 2021

Josh Driver is an activist and entrepreneur who has been featured on CNN for the nonprofit he started in 2015, but he wasn’t always an activist. While he valued helping others, he first had to eliminate the excuses that kept him on the sidelines. “We owe it to our community to spend time doing more for others.” As CEO of Selfless.ly, Josh helps HR leaders develop engaging philanthropy programs for companies and employees to accelerate impact and purpose in the workplace. He also sup [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for healthy living

March 4, 2021

There is time for healthy living with Erica Ballard, Denver Erica Ballard thought she knew what “healthy” meant. She exercised 6 times a week, followed the latest food trends, and had been working in the healthcare industry for nearly a decade. Then she realized–she was wrong. “What I didn't understand is that the roots of health are stress, sleep, food, and movement. When I realized that, I couldn’t keep selling what I had been selling because it wasn’t true.” With a no- [...]

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 [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time for everything important

January 21, 2021

There is time for everything important | Michael Crafton Michael Crafton is a true entrepreneur who began his business, Nelbud Services Group, with about 800 bucks and a pickup truck. Since 2005, he's grown his business to twenty office locations and over 300 employees. He's made a name for himself in Indianapolis with both Michael and his company winning a myriad of awards.  “It really is one big excuse not to figure out a way to protect your people. And if that's what your goal i [...]

A Zero Excuses Leader’s New Year’s Resolutions

January 8, 2021

“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.” -Mary Jean Irion [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time to reinvent yourself

January 7, 2021

Kathy Mazzarella is the Chairman, President and CEO of Graybar, an employee-owned, Fortune 500 distributor of electrical communications and data networking products. Graybar has over 8,700 employees and nearly 300 locations across North America with $7.2 billion of annual revenue. Kathy is one of only 37 female CEOs that are part of the Fortune 500, and her awards and board memberships are too many to mention here.  Kathy started with Graybar in 1980 and became Graybar's 11th Preside [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time to choose your perspective

December 17, 2020

Mike Pierce, or “Antarctic Mike”, is a professional speaker, author, and endurance athlete. He speaks across the US and Canada to executive teams, organizations, and sales teams on how to lead people in a way that makes them fully engaged in their work. In 2006, Mike became one of 9 people to run the first-ever Antarctic Ice Marathon, and one year later the first American to complete the Antarctic 100k: a 62 mile run on an ice-shelf 600 miles from the South Pole. In this episode, Mike [...]

Zero Excuses: There is time to unplug

December 3, 2020

There is time to unplug | Sarah Schlafly Sarah Schlafly is the Co-founder and CEO of Mighty Cricket, an AgTech company harnessing the potential of overlooked food sources like crickets by turning them into delicious meals and snacks.  In our conversation, Sarah shares how her passion for sustainable food sources and fighting world hunger led her to start Mighty Cricket. Sarah is on a mission to build a clean food supply to sustain the world’s exponentially growing population. Ho [...]