Leading Others with Heart and Soul in Challenging Times

I have had the honor of serving on the Board of Trustees at the Voyageur Outward Bound School, the preeminent outdoor leadership organization. The other day I watched as Jack Lee, the Executive Director, led a Zoom video meeting with the board and members of the staff. His letters each week throughout the COVID-19 crisis […]

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Listen for the Story

“I need to listen with my ears!” is what a colleague exclaimed when we were discussing an upcoming, and potentially difficult conversation she was scheduled to have with a co-worker the next day. As a part of this conversation, they had to agree upon whose recommendation they would select to present to leadership… both were […]

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Leadership Lessons from a Former Camp Counselor

“At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou As I reflect on impactful experiences and leaders I’ve had throughout my life, my most defining moments come from working at YMCA Camp Olson, an overnight summer camp for youth. […]

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Leaps of Faith

For me, this year has been one of unbelievable joy. It has also been one of unbelievable challenge. And, all the way through in every second of every day, one of unbelievable faith. If somehow given the choice before this year started, I certainly would have opted for a softer, milder, and less extreme kind […]

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Corona University

Daily, 9-10 a.m., during the first 3 months of the pandemic, our team hosted 57 client CEOs and business associates—in a CNBC-Squawk-Box-like-format-on-zoom—to discuss life, business, the economy, and other lessons learned. See the Top 50 quotes that bubbled up from these candid, lively, and thought-provoking discussions.    

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Finding the Self in the Midst of Chaos — Take a Deep Breath

During this pandemic of COVID-19, we know that every one of us is being challenged on personal, professional and global levels. As a premier Strategic Leadership consulting firm for the past thirty-two years, we have developed a three-part mindset of Leading Self, Leading Others and Leading the Business as a framework for success.  Rather than focusing on ways we think people should lead others right […]

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Finding the Self in the Midst of Chaos — Permission to Rest!

C.A.L.M. As we all adjust to a new way of living right now, we may also be finding ourselves pulled into behaviors that we believe to be productive… like scheduling and/or attending Zoom meetings all day, working longer hours to prove value and worth to employers, implementing rigorous home school schedules, developing high energy and complex recreation activities for our families, or forcing ourselves to learn […]

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Finding the Self in the Midst of Chaos — Time for Me

It may feel difficult to find time to step away from your busyness, but doing something for yourself doesn’t have to take long. And, it is important for your health and wellbeing. Here are three short and sweet ways you can take care of yourself to ensure you are giving your best self to those you lead and serve.                     1. Reconnect with Nature: Research shows that […]

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Ann Bancroft

Pathway to Purpose: Ann Bancroft — Education Through Exploration

by Adrienne Jordan As we launch Prouty i•will, and begin a journey of transformation with twenty bold women leaders, we thought it appropriate to also reflect on women who have inspired us, those who have courageously dared to walk in their calling and live in their purpose. Ann Bancroft, the first known woman to cross […]

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Prouty STRETCHers Share Their Experiences from the North Pole Expedition

Being stretched is more than an everyday exercise for the Prouty Project and its clients. It’s an annual expedition originating back to 1999 with the inspiration, “A mind stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions” by Oliver Wendell Holmes. Each STRETCH Expedition is designed to help you stretch mentally, […]

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