by Amy Julia Becker
A guest post about Randy Lewis who initiated Walgreen’s initiative to employ people with disabilities (shared by Ed Stetzer)
(picture of Randy Lewis and his son Austin)
“I picked up No Greatness Without Goodness, by Randy Lewis, because I was intrigued that a senior VP at Walgreen’s had successfully created hundreds of jobs for individuals with both physical and intellectual disabilities. I was even more intrigued to find out those jobs paid an equal wage to the typically-abled workers and held all employees to the same standards. The book exceeded my expectations. Lewis tells a winsome, honest, and inspirational story about how one man’s love for his son Austin, who has autism, coupled with his commitment to justice led to transformed lives for countless individuals with disabilities and for their coworkers. It also offers a broader message about what faithful leadership within a for-profit company looks like in service of God’s kingdom. Anyone in a leadership position who wants to bring God’s goodness into the workplace should read this book, as should anyone interested in practical ways to create meaningful work for people with disabilities.
I am honored that Randy Lewis agreed to offer a condensed version of his story with us here today..,”