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Generational Harmonies

Generational Harmonies

After severe bullying from her high school classmates, violist Isabella Mier was suicidal and losing hope when she discovered the Eisner Intergenerational Orchestra. “Why don’t I just go play for one of my last times?” she asked herself. “And I went, and I just felt...

Event Recording: A Conversation With Kasley Killam

Event Recording: A Conversation With Kasley Killam

https://youtu.be/O-7ttRLtp5k Kasley Killam’s new book, The Art and Science of Connection: Why Social Health Is the Missing Key to Living Longer, Healthier, and Happier puts forward “a groundbreaking redefinition of what it means to be healthy.” “Physical and mental...


Kenneth Lehman

Winning Workplaces
Purpose Prize Fellow 2007

Helping small business and non-profits become better places to work

After helping run his family’s successful automotive parts manufacturing business for 25 years, Kenneth Lehman came away believing strongly that employment practices that put people first are the key to small business success. Research funded by the Lehman family found that small businesses and nonprofits often don’t have access to information linking progressive employment practices to a positive bottom line, and they often lack the resources and knowledge to implement good workplace practices. So Lehman launched Winning Workplaces – with the slogan “Better for People, Better for Business” – to help small and midsize organizations create high-performance workplaces. To that end, the nonprofit provides affordable training and consulting, tips and recommendations through its website and e-newsletter, regional conferences, and more. The organization also celebrates the nation’s best small workplaces, honoring more than 60 businesses and organizations to date. Beginning in 2007, this “Top Small Workplaces” recognition program is being carried out in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal.