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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After the Plan: Growth Through Seamless Execution

Once the strategic plan is developed, organizations generally ride a wave of positive energy and momentum directly into the shore of a “now what?” reality. This is the critical point where theory meets action, and seamless execution becomes the final step to achieving growth. Doug Jaeger, CEO of Ulteig Engineers, shares more about his organization […]

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Is it the war for talent or is it really about the race for leadership?

by Mike Felmlee Interview with Brian Mathiowetz, CEO of Mathiowetz Construction We’ve been talking about the war for talent for some time now. One of our manufacturing clients put it this way the other day, “We simply don’t have enough people for the jobs we have today. And, it’s only going to get worse.” Or, […]

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Gen Z Expects Digital and Innovates Different(ly)

Two areas in which Generation Z — born 1995–2012 — demonstrates the maverick mindset include: leading in the digital world and innovating with higher expectations. David and Jonah suggested this is the first time the youngest generation is entering with the highest level of understanding in such a significant area — technology. Jonah describes Gen […]

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Tackle the ABCs of Business Decay

Any great leadership team recognizes that while strategic planning may begin at the top, it cannot live without moving it throughout all levels of the organization. Without a fully engaged workforce taking meaningful action, even the best strategies will falter at best. As you consider how to use your strategic plan to better engage the […]

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Woodstock for Capitalists

This is what Warren Buffett appropriately calls his Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting. My 77-year old shareholding mother was the impetus for my first pilgrimage to Omaha in May of 2018. It has been on her bucket list for a while, and when Jeff Prouty and his team said they had two spots open on their […]

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The Story Behind the STRETCH

The Start: In 1985 (while living in Midtown Manhattan and working for PricewaterhouseCoopers), I went on an Outward Bound course in Maine. As part of our “solo experience”, I remember two quotes from our reading book: “A mind stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” “We wake up every […]

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Nine Day Stretch Three Prouty L3 Participants Share Their Experience

The Prouty Project Leadership Development team created our own brand of L3 — Leading Self; Leading Others; and Leading the Business — and inspired an alchemy of awakening. These are the stories of three participants from our first two Prouty L3 cohorts. Mike Colby, Prouty L3/Cohort 1 Mike Colby, Head of Logistics Automation at SICK, […]

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Why Strategic Plans Fail to Get Executed

It’s a tale we see all too often. We work with the members of a leadership team to create an inspiring and potentially transformative strategic plan, and they leave motivated to tackle the world. A few weeks later when the reality of daily business sets in, our conversations take a different tone. Inspiration quickly turns […]

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