Saturday, June 14, 2008

Fortune Magazine Features SAMM and SMLI This Week - Don't Miss It!

An animal-loving reporter at Fortune magazine caught wind of our charity, Save A Mexican Mutt, and sent a photographer to San Miguel de Allende last month. The article appears in Fortune on the newsstands Monday, June 16.

You can see the online version of the Fortune article here:

If you are interested in learning more about the plight of homeless animals, are interested in providing a dog in need a forever home, or in credibly connecting with your employees by involving them in an experience in helping the helpless, see . Volunteers for care, transport, foster, and donation are all needed and appreciated.

Also receiving mention in Fortune is the San Miguel Leadership Institute (SMLI), an educational organization founded by Dave Riveness and Jim Karger that creates unique learning environments for the exploration of intriguing and timely topics by organizational leaders. Forums are held in San Miguel de Allende and at corporate sites all over the world, with each program exploring topics such as employee engagement, emotional intelligence, and spiritual capitalism, all within a structure designed to drive interaction, discovery and application. Learn more about what is going on at:

Much positive is happening even in these difficult economic times faced by most in corporate America. Indeed, it is the tough times that present our most valuable learning opportunities.

Companies that prosper will be those open to new ways of thinking, new ways of doing -- those that don't pinch pennies to survive, but who are destined to thrive through their fundamental understanding that investing in their employees, securing their engagement, and showing them a path to personal and professional satisfaction is the only way to long-term success.


Monday, June 02, 2008

World Friends Week

After several days on the road, I returned home to find this from a good friend in my inbox. I don't often forward things, but this I believe is worthwhile and speaks to the importance of relationships in all of our lives.

Think about this for a minute...

If I happened to show up on your door step crying, would you care?

If I called you and asked you to pick me up because something happened, would you come?

If I had one day left to live my life, would you be part of that last day?

If I needed a shoulder to cry on, would you give me yours?

This is a test to see who your real friends are or if you are just someone to talk to you when they are bored.

Do you know what the relationship is between your two eyes?

They blink together, they move together, they cry together, they see things together and they sleep together,

BUT THEY NEVER SEE EACH OTHER.. that's what friendship is.

Your aspiration is your motivation, your motivation is your belief, your belief is your peace, your peace is your target, your target is your heaven, and life is like hell without it.

It is "World Friends Week."

Who are your friends? You might think about forwarding it along to them to let them know you care.

See how many you get back.

(The person who sent this to me knows who they are -- and here it is right back at you.)