Leading Others with Heart and Soul in Challenging Times

October 29, 2020 // Blog

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

October 28, 2020 // Blog

“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

October 27, 2020 // Blog

“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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Tackle the ABCs of Business Decay

January 10, 2019 // Blog

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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Nine Day Stretch Three Prouty L3 Participants Share Their Experience

April 21, 2018 // Blog

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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Shifting Perspectives on Leadership

March 9, 2017 // Blog

Regardless of the size, location, or industry of your business, you are operating in a global environment. Let’s let that sink in for a moment. With significant demographic and technology shifts and emerging global markets, the business world has become a veritable marketplace of limitless interaction. Leaders are being challenged to better understand the nuances […]

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The Glue in Merging Cultures

July 13, 2016 // Blog

Did you know that multiple thin strips of wood glued together are stronger and more stable than a single wood panel of the same width? For instance, gluing six 3-foot lengths of 1 x 3 lumber creates a final product less prone to cupping, twisting, and bowing than a single 18-inch wide panel of the […]

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