Entries by Pete Wright

Episode 204: Food for All with Jackie DeCarlo

Jackie DeCarlo’s leadership is a model of adaptability. The COVID-19 crisis called on skills beyond those of daily operations. This week on the show, she joins us from the Manna Food Center administrative offices in Silver Spring, Maryland, to share the leadership lessons that helped her continue to press the organization forward.

Episode 203: From Real-Time to Future Focus: A Conversation with Futurist Eric Meade

Eric Meade is an award-winning author of two books (Reframing Poverty and Whole Mind Facilitation) and a nationally recognized facilitator who “stands outside of time” to help groups see their current issues in a longer-term perspective. This week, we reflect on history, how living in this time feels, and we touch on how the past can help prepare us for the future.

Episode 200: Welcome to Mission Forward Season 2

This season, we’re inviting you to join us for a series of conversations to get us thinking, and keep us moving —together. We’ve got a great line up of folks; from an ultra-endurance athlete to a futurist, a culture expert, authors, and social entrepreneurs — all of whom have been challenging business as usual, using creative strategies to press forward even as industries, priorities, and the world changes.

Episode 12: Business Beyond Business at the Washington Business Journal with Publisher Alex Orfinger

For over two decades as publisher, Alex Orfinger worked to develop a strong identity for the region’s business sector. After a brief stint away, he is now back at the publication as Market President and Publisher, leading the paper and doubling down on the city that he loves. In the face of great local and national challenges alike, he sees a role for the Journal.

Episode 11: Reimagining a Non-Profit Model: Inspiring Innovation at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with Ken Zakalik

If there’s one thing that 2020 has taught us, it’s that dual transformation is key to sustaining organizations in 2021 and beyond. This week, Ken Zakalik, Director of Innovation at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, joins us to share how his team looks into the future in the spirit of constant innovation in three core areas—culture, strategy, and opportunities.