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Looking for the Scrappy Underdogs

February 1st, 2014 - by Maynard Webb Comments Off on Looking for the Scrappy Underdogs

While employees with diverse skills and backgrounds are necessary to build a stand out company, I find that there are several commonalities in great employees. These are what I look for when I look for talent: An individual with a …

Female Computer-Science Grads in Short Supply

October 8th, 2013 - by Maynard Webb Comments Off on Female Computer-Science Grads in Short Supply

Much about the workplace has advanced throughout my career, but as fax machines, desktops and office hours have gone the way of the dinosaur, some things that should have evolved have remained the same. Unfortunately, there has been—and still is—a …

Don’t Wait To Do Good

August 26th, 2013 - by Maynard Webb Comments Off on Don’t Wait To Do Good

Any startup can—and should incorporate social good into its business model. All of us do our best work when we are aiming for a higher purpose.  There’s much discussion of late about the importance of finding meaning in what we do and …

Teach Them to Dream Big

June 10th, 2013 - by Maynard Webb Comments Off on Teach Them to Dream Big

I recently was visiting my three grandchildren (ages 3, 2, and 1) in Florida. I asked Micah, my 3-year-old grandson, what he wanted to be when he grew up. He said he wanted to be the driver of the tram at DisneyWorld. …

How do you get a mentor in the Age of Entrepreneurship?

June 6th, 2013 - by Maynard Webb Comments Off on How do you get a mentor in the Age of Entrepreneurship?

Guest post for Pando Daily The way we work is profoundly changing and it’s affecting everyone. There’s a lot that is exciting in this new Age of Entrepreneurship — an era in which both company and employee longevity, are shrinking and everyone …

Mentoring Is No Longer the Company’s Responsibility

May 24th, 2013 - by Maynard Webb Comments Off on Mentoring Is No Longer the Company’s Responsibility

Research demonstrates that when looking at career mentoring in terms of objective career success, better mentoring resulted in greater compensation, greater salary growth and more promotions. Other studies have found that people gained more clarity about their ‘‘professional identity,’’ meaning their …

Remembering Helen Webb

May 20th, 2013 - by Maynard Webb Comments Off on Remembering Helen Webb

My mom passed away 28 years ago.  Not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and miss her. But she left a mark on everything I’ve done and do. Helen Webb was amazing. After college, she started …