The Top Ten Reasons prouty i•will is the Place for You in 2024

July 12, 2023 // Blog, iwill

When I was tasked with writing a blog post about prouty i•will, our women’s leadership development program, I was puzzled. How could I accurately depict prouty i•will in a way that was enticing, exciting, and truthful, while also not giving too much away? That’s when I remembered my dear old social studies teacher. In junior […]

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Speak Colorfully

February 2, 2023 // Blog

To Convey the Plan, Speak Colorfully   Once upon a time, a senior leadership team went on a retreat to create their organization’s strategic plan. As the dust settled, and their compelling one-page plan stood proudly on a flipchart, the smile of exhausted contentment on the faces of the leadership team slowly faded. Now came […]

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Streeeeeeetch Yourself into the Grand Canyon!

December 17, 2022 // Blog

Spending 14 days along 227 miles of the Colorado River challenged life as we know it. Technology, shoe care, microwaves, coffee makers, comfortable beds, and toilets: all left behind. Thanks to Arizona Raft Adventures and their amazing accommodations, we were not roughing it in the way that John Wesley Powell and his crew did in the […]

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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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Building a Winning Team

December 8, 2021 // Blog, leadership development

Building a Global Winning Team   Peter specializes in engaging business leaders and teams in transformational experiences which enhance their skills, systems, and processes for working better together. He is a multi-faceted experiential designer and facilitator who has delivered over 25 years of education-based adventure and innovative training to executives and management teams around the […]

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Leading the Business with Insight in the Midst of a Pandemic: Third in the Three Heart Series

July 21, 2021 // Blog

These have been challenging times…2020 is over and done, and yet many of us are still trying to get wind in our sails for 2021. Either way, it has been a fascinating time to be a leader. As we have continued our relationships with business leaders across all our client groups, a couple of strong […]

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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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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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