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We're privileged to serve thousands of successful businesses and work directly with their inspiring leaders. Here are some of their best tips for success.
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Van Drunen Farms President Kevin Van Drunen talks stretch goals, humility, and getting the job done
What makes Kevin Van Drunen a great leader? A “get-out-of-your-comfort-zone” leadership style, a willingness to take out the trash, and measuring accomplishments not by how much his team has done, but how much they’ve helped others do.
Jim Proppe
Blog July 30, 2018 5 min read
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Carhartt President Linda Hubbard talks playing to the strengths of your team
Carhartt President and COO Linda Hubbard sounds off on risk-taking, removing roadblocks, building women leaders, and why fear of making a mistake can be far more dangerous than mistakes themselves.
Jim Proppe
Blog June 4, 2018 5 min read
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4 min read
Trilogy Health Services CEO Randy Bufford talks workplace culture
Randy Bufford, CEO of Trilogy Health Services, explains why treating staff right leads to quality care for customers.
Jim Proppe
Blog May 4, 2018 4 min read
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12 min watch
Detroit Zoo CEO Ron Kagan on executing a vision, effective delegation, and more
Ron Kagan, director and CEO of the Detroit Zoological Society, believes the secret to running a complex organization is to hire the best people you can find. Here's a peek behind the scenes at this one-of-a-kind organization — and insights from the man who's led it for more than 25 years.
Jim Proppe
Blog April 10, 2018 12 min watch

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