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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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Crane Group CEO says, “If it ain’t broke, it might still need fixing.”
As the third generation leader of her family business, Tanny Crane discusses why leaders must always question the status quo — even in times of success.
Jim Proppe
Blog October 8, 2018 5 min read
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6 min read
Judy Zehnder talks family business and Frankenmuth
Judy Zehnder’s father, known as Mr. Frankenmuth, taught his children that hard work and passion is the key to creating a successful business that spans generations.
Jim Proppe
Blog August 31, 2018 6 min read
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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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