Welcome to the Human Age
  • November 24, 2017

What does culture have to do with brand?

We are five years into the Human Age. In the 21st century, leaders must go beyond taking care of their people to embodying a new level of caring for people. …

Treion Muller
  • November 21, 2017

Synthesis Episode 1: Why Digital Learning Still a Mystery to So Many

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EPISODE 1: Treion Muller and Digital Transformation LISTEN HERE Synthesis is a Root + River hosted webcast featuring nonconformist leaders whose ideas make them — and us — see the …

Giving away something priceless
  • November 05, 2017

How do I monetize my talents?

Hi Hurray! You’ve realized we’re not just nutty spiritualists waiting for the clouds to part and money to fall like a tender rain. We are unabashed capitalists. Free marketeers. Supporters …

About me
  • October 22, 2017

I’m ready to tell my story. Where do I start?

First, congratulations to you. You’ve discovered the work that’s behind you is not the work that’s in front of you. It’s not your life’s work. It’s not what lies at …

  • October 02, 2017

Change: Why Not Love It?

Leaders who have yet to embrace change are at a distinct disadvantage. Those who fear change they do not understand very well may be opting out of modern business. Read: …

Emily on Inner Work
  • September 22, 2017

Inner Work: A Crucial Building Block for Modern-Day Brands

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We often say, “start at the root.” When a leader looks inward to build their brand, he or she is doing the work that most haven’t dared to do. By …

Emily on defiance
  • September 17, 2017

Defiance: Your Leadership Style’s Secret Weapon

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Defiance: it’s one of the most underrated qualities for modern-day leaders. But, maybe defiance isn’t what you think. Read our #facesofrootandriver quotes about what defiance means to us, and how …

Brand Standards
  • September 17, 2017

What Does My Mission Have To Do With My Business?

“You talk a lot about mission. But what does my mission have to do with my business or my career?” Editor’s Note: The questions you don’t ask could hold the …

  • June 01, 2017

5 Ways BrandLab Rewires Your Brain

A few times a year we host a workshop we’ve fondly come to call BrandLab. It’s more than just your average workshop. It’s an experience designed to ruffle your soulful …

  • December 12, 2016

How to Pass the Brand Test and Build Your Personal Brand: 3 Tips to Help You Earn an A+

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By Emily Soccorsy, co-founder You’re being tested. Every single day — potentially at every hour. Your words, your behavior, your veracity. Who you say you are, what you say you …