March 19, 2019

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

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, is it really […]

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February 05, 2019

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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January 10, 2019

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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October 02, 2018

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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September 04, 2018

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 readings book: “A mind stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” “We wake up every […]

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April 21, 2018

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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November 02, 2017

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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April 02, 2017

The Head, Heart and Hands of Leading Across Generations

The people in your organization born between 1982-2004 are not unique, special, or valued because they associate with the Millennial Generation. They are unique, special, and valued because they are individuals and they are part of your organization. Regardless of the generation(s) you find yourself leading, it’s about engagement and engagement encompasses the head, the […]

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March 09, 2017

Shifting Perspectives on Leadership

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 Adaptive Advantage

Strategic Planning in an Environment of Continual Change   Perhaps you’ve seen some of the headlines in the business press questioning the value of a strategic plan given the pace of change in today’s business environment. We are, after all, now living in a world where many of our past solutions don’t apply and the […]

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