Marissa is a mover and a shaker and has a ‘WonderWomen’ cape on her that you cannot see! Marissa is the Founder and CEO of, Successful Culture, helping leaders transition through growth. Read our 1:1 Q&A with this inspirational female leader!
LL: Leadership and Culture have had some disruption as of late: How would you posture and ‘fix’ these problematic Corporate cultures?
ML: Every corporate culture ties back to the core values. When companies lose their way, it is because they have lost sight of what they stand for…what matters to them more than profits. They’ve lost their moral compass. Values are the foundation of every organization, and ideally drive every business decision.
Regarding leadership, one of the best pieces of advice I received is “great leaders subjugate their own agendas for the greater good of the organization.” When leaders lose their way, in my experience it is because they’ve lost their focus on what’s best for the organization and are more focused on themselves.
ML: Tony Robbins. Elon Musk. Jeff Bezos. Tony Hsieh of Zappos – he is covering the cots of all Vegas massacre victims, and set up a $1 million fund for their families. (https://nextshark.com/tony-hsiehs-zappos-offers-pay-funeral-costs-las-vegas-massacre-victims/). He betters the world in countless ways.
ML: OMG WHAT A GREAT QUESTION.
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