Meaning and Work Series: Alex Tourk

…We begin the Meaning and Work Series with Alex Tourk. “I feel fortunate that I found my niche and that it has tangible meaning and impact.”   What he does: Brings together government, corporations, and communities to solve real problems for real people. Alex began his career in politics....

Meaning and Work: A Series

After money, the thing most people seek in their work is meaning.   At Schaffer&Combs we get to work with thousands of people who are making our planet more measurably prosperous, fair, and just plain pleasant. Some of them are well known, and the meaning they make at work...

Client Spotlight: Rapidly Expanding Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Opens New Facility for Families

S&C client Ronald McDonald House at Stanford creates a home-away-from-home and supportive community for families of children with life-threatening illnesses receiving specialized treatment at local hospitals. These children and families are experiencing the most stressful possible conditions, and the House provides a safe, beautiful, caring environment with support from...

Exciting Strategic Direction for the Outdoor Industry

Schaffer&Combs is pleased to support Outdoor Industry Association — the organization ensuring the growth and success of the outdoor industry — with its Strategic Planning work this year. OIA invested significant time and effort through the past several months thinking deeply about the future: how can this trade association...

Why Are There So Few Good Managers?

Because good managers must also be good leaders. And good leaders are rare. That’s the bad news. In order to be a good manager you require two very different sets of skills: management and leadership. Most managers learn the former while ignoring, or even at the expense of, the...