My 50-Year Search for Harmony

Assassinations. War. Protests. Burning cities. Racism. Uncertainty. Unrest. Anxiety. As Susan Stamberg put it in an NPR story earlier this year, “The spring of 1968 felt like a national nervous breakdown.” Yep. This was the world I was born into in June 1968. And I...

Who here is trying to change companies?

A panel moderator posed that question to me, my fellow panelists and others at a recent conference on sustainability. He then looked right at me and said, “Nancy, that’s what you do, right? Change companies for a living?” I was so taken aback that I can’t even recall...

To get clear, get curious first.

I’ve often described the last 10 years of my life as “the decade of personal development for Nancy Murphy.” Some of that personal growth resulted from intentional action – a Sufi retreat in the Sahara Desert, workshops on mindfulness, obsessive podcast listening....

White is beautiful. Black is too.

Actually, every color is beautiful. But let me tell you why I chose the title I did for this article. Last November the Pact board of directors, which I chair, held our meeting in Zambia. Part of our meeting included visiting villages where Pact and its partners work....

2017… It’s all about Practice

A few years ago, I dropped New Year’s Resolutions and adopted a Word of the Year (WOTY) instead. I wrote about my WOTY in 2015 and 2016. For 2017, I’m all about practice. If previous years are any indication, I expect this word to inform my decisions and actions every...