CQ Musings

Lead with Gratitude

“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.” ~Rumi

If I told you there was an elixir (sourced from the Amazon by a Quero Shaman, of course) that would magically make you healthier, happier, strengthen your relationships and enhance your leadership skills, would you drink it? What if I told you that there is something immediately accessible to you that provides all these benefits, and more, for free? Something that is, and always has been, at your fingertips. Read More Here.


FFG Interview with Cory on Culture & Leadership in the age of Purpose & Profit

CQ Co-Founder Cory Carlesimo is interviewed by FFG’s CEO during Earth Day webinar for hundreds of family offices. Cory discusses the importance of Culture and Leadership as organizations globally seek to address the seismic shifts taking place in society and the workplace. The discussion touches on the an organization’s WHY, the impact of the ‘millennial ascension”, and the correlation of Purpose & Profit. Watch The Full Interview Here.

Leading Through The COVID-19 Storm: Composure & Connection through Empathy & Authenticity

“When the crowded Vietnamese refugee boats met with storms or pirates, if everyone panicked all would be lost. But if even one person on the boat remained calm and centered, it was enough. It showed the way for everyone to survive.” ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

Leaders around the globe face the daunting task of making crucial strategic and tactical decisions with imperfect information in a sea of continually changing variables. Here’s the essence of this message: maintain composure and establish connection through authenticity and empathy. Read More Here.


A Leader’s Holy Grail: Stillness, Compassion, Candor & Hope

“Our human compassion binds us; the one to the other, not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.” ~ Nelson Mandela

A few weeks ago, we wrote about maintaining composure and establishing connection through empathy and authenticity. This week, we explore what you can do as a leader to ensure you are at your best at a time when your people need you most. Read More Here.

Racism in the Workplace: Calling All White Leaders

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” ~ Archbishop Desmond Tutu

It’s time to wake up. Be a part of the solution. To all the white leaders of our society: we need to look inward, be accountable, raise organizational awareness, and take compassionate action. As our country continues to battle the COVID-19 virus, a 400+-year-old virus continues to plague this country. This virus is systemic racism—and it needs to be eradicated. Let the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and countless others be the last of their kind. Read More Here.