Team Perspectives: Fulfillment in the Workplace

May 2, 2024 // Blog

We devote the first Tuesday of every month to our team. Once a month, we intentionally create a space of community, rest, and alignment. This month, we asked our employees this: What about your work makes you feel the most fulfilled?   Fulfillment at work is fundamentally connected to engagement which drives team performance. Learn […]

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Shared Challenges, Unique Paths and a Blank Sheet of Paper

December 28, 2023 // Blog, leadership development

*Article also appears in Upsize Magazine and The Prouty Pulse.   Leaders across industries, company sizes and ownership structures are facing similar challenges in today’s competitive environment. At the same time, these leaders are expressing their desire for a strategic planning process that starts with a blank sheet of paper and recognizes their unique way […]

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Inspired Leadership

August 17, 2023 // Blog, leadership development

*Article also appears in The Prouty Pulse.   According to Forbes, less than one percent of the 27 million companies in the United States are publicly traded. Among U.S. firms with 500 or more employees, 86.4 percent are privately held. While they might not grab the media headlines with regularity, private business is a driving […]

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Improv’s Top 10 Informs Business

October 11, 2022 // Blog

Say “Yes!” The number one rule in improv is to “Yes, and…” What does this mean, Sam? Well, I’m glad you asked! It means to truly say “yes” before you say “no.” This is a great tool in any ideation meeting. It ensures people are genuinely considering other people’s ideas. It also supports and validates […]

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Cultural Competence

January 3, 2022 // Blog

How Conscious is Your Global Team?   THE MOST EFFECTIVE leaders fall into two camps: Unconscious Competents and Conscious Competents. Unconscious Competents learn to adapt to ambiguous circumstances, read the invisible communication, and ask for or deliver information in a way that is non-threatening. Their style seems to elicit critical information that others could not […]

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Chess Moves

September 26, 2021 // Blog

Using Global Leadership Development to Facilitate More Effective Business Strategies   When companies “go global,” they often make the mistake of implanting one system or policy into another culture or country. When they do, there’s a huge gap between mindsets that directly affects whether or not the global initiative will ever be successful. For example […]

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My Life in Full: Prouty Book Review

March 25, 2021 // Blog

  My Life in Full: Work, Family, & Our Future by Indra Nooyi  Here are the top 15 “gold nuggets” from Indra’s book that jumped out at me:   1. Big Change “Roger Enrico (former CEO of PepsiCo) approach, and his claim to fame in PepsiCo, was that he made big changes to big […]

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

March 19, 2019 // Blog

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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