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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.
Football through the uprights
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Leadership at the Detroit Lions: CFO Allison Maki on coaching with kindness
Working as CFO in an organization of high-performing people, Allison Maki has learned the power of human kindness and authenticity while leading a team "doing ordinary work at an extraordinary place" where success equals games won versus a strong income statement.
Jim Proppe
Article July 26, 2019 5 min read
Shipping containers being moved
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SEKO Logistics’ James Gagne: Dream big, have fun, get stuff done
For James Gagne, a culture of dreaming big, "getting stuff done" and scaling the business while staying "small enough to care" has enabled SEKO to not only survive but thrive as it reinvents itself over time.
Jim Proppe
Blog June 11, 2019 5 minute read
Image of engineers working on airplane.
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Skilled Manufacturing, Inc.: How CEO Dodd Russell builds bridges between cultural islands
As CEO of a growing company with nearly 300 people spread over three locations, Dodd Russell realized cultural islands were forming in his business that needed to be connected with a common bridge. The result was “One SMI.”
Jim Proppe
Blog May 6, 2019 5 min watch
Image of people hiking small mountain
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Colorado Fourteeners Initiative’s Lloyd Athearn on survival skills
Lloyd Athearn, executive director of the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, says that when failure isn’t an option, you must channel your “inner MacGyver” to overcome obstacles.
Jim Proppe
Blog March 11, 2019 5 min read

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