Tag Archives: Indiana

AbilityOne – a federal program that works very well

Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana has long participated in a program now known as AbilityOne, which uses federal procurement as a means of providing jobs for people with significant disabilities. The need is enormous. In fact, the Bureau of Labor … Continue reading

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The Excel Centers

In 2010, we designed and launched a high school for older youth and adults who had dropped out of school. We did this in response to a request by the Mayor of Indianapolis to see if we could find a … Continue reading

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Improving Over Time

As I am writing this, Indianapolis – my home for nearly 40 years – is still basking in the overwhelming success of hosting Super Bowl XLVI. Those who led the multi-year effort did a magnificent job planning and executing a … Continue reading

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Newton’s Laws and Goodwill

In high school and college physics, I became well acquainted with Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion. After nearly four decades as a CEO, I’ve concluded that the concepts underlying at least two of those three laws apply to organizations … Continue reading

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Keys to our recent growth and development

During the last five years Goodwill in central Indiana has experienced growth that has been far greater than I would have believed possible.  From 2005 – 2010, a period that included the most severe recession since the 1930s, we added … Continue reading

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Introduction

My career with Goodwill has now spanned forty years.  It’s been a wonderful fit for me and an incredible learning and growing experience.  Over the years we’ve tried an enormous number of different ways of growing our businesses and accomplishing … Continue reading

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