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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Investing in Her

December 9, 2023 // Blog

Since 2021, Prouty Project has sponsored a film at the Twin Cities Film Fest. October 2023 was no exception. We had a wonderful evening viewing the documentary Show Her the Money with 150 clients, friends, and supporters in attendance. To top it off, we got the chance to sit down with both Catherine Gray (producer) […]

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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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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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Beth Paretta and the Indy 500

November 19, 2022 // Blog

*Article also appears in The 2022 Q4 Prouty Pulse.   Beth Paretta is the founder, owner, and team principal of Paretta Autosport—the first woman-owned, woman-driven, and woman-forward team in INDYCAR history. Born out of Beth’s vision and determination, Paretta Autosport launched in 2021 at the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing”—the famed Indianapolis 500.   I had […]

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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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