HERO Member Profile: The Dow Chemical Company For this issue of HERO On Health, we interviewed Cathy Baase, M.D., chief health officer with The Dow Chemical Company. Dr. Baase drives health and wellness efforts for Dow’s 53,000 employees, with direct responsibilities for all occupational health, epidemiology and health promotion staff and programs in all global […]
Decisions change lives… and the work of health promotion is steeped in the science and art of triggering and supporting choices that make lives better. It’s been said that we make about 35,000 decisions a day. Obviously, we don’t make time to ponder most choices too deeply. Should I go to work today? Should I […]
October HERO Briefing from Paul Terry As if it wasn’t enough to try to absorb the wisdom of Jerry Noyce as I transitioned to my new job as CEO of HERO, my onboarding also occurred as the nation was eulogizing Yogi Berra. “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are […]
Sometimes I get so engaged in my work that I come across as not engaged. Sounds puzzling but if you subscribe (as I do) to the definition of engagement offered by Schaufeli and colleagues, it makes perfect sense. Read on.
“Okay, indulge me on this question: do you think we’re getting enough bang for our buck with our company picnics?” Simon asked earnestly. Read on
According to Teddy Roosevelt, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” It’s a quote that came to mind after I called Bill Baun, Wellness Officer at MD Anderson Cancer Center and immediate Past President of the National Wellness Institute (NWI), to ask his thoughts on wellness and equity. Roosevelt’s […]
In previous columns on leadership, I’ve written about management theory that views “knowledge power” over “position power” as a way to get things done with and through others. Francis Bacon’s notion that knowledge is power emanated from a leading statesman considered the father of the scientific method. He believed a more systematic application of knowledge […]