Financial wellness: making peace with money

23 Aug, 2022
Over the past 25 years, I’ve worked in small business as a controller, COO and CFO. During that time, I’ve learned how attitudes about money not only affect our sense of ...

Utiliserve and Fireserve: strategic expansion

8 Aug, 2022
CEO Zach Raley chalks up much of his companies' recent growth to working with the Edward Lowe Foundation and Louisiana Economic Development...

Changing mental models about employment

3 Aug, 2022
To attract and retain talent, we need to change our mental models about employment, which is especially true for businesses that rely on knowledge workers...

Orion Hunting Products: Alleviating shipping headaches

26 Jul, 2022
From CEO roundtables to the System for Integrated Growth, Beau Anderson of Orion Hunting Products has leveraged several of the foundation’s programs, hosted in Michigan in partnership with the MEDC, to ...

Leadership doesn’t happen by accident

18 Jul, 2022
Today marked graduation day for five of our employees who participated in a new internal leadership program launched last year...

Coping with fickle followers

21 Mar, 2022
Leadership is an art form that many dabble in, but few master. One of the things that makes it so challenging is what Robert Greene calls “the law of fickleness.”

Reconnecting: The power of in person

7 Mar, 2022
Connection with others has always been a priority for me...and as COVID guidelines relax, one of the things I plan to do is to get on a plane and make up ...

Reducing defensiveness: 5 strategies for influencing behavior

29 Nov, 2021
In “The Laws of Human Nature,” author Robert Greene provides a codebook for deciphering people’s behavior. In particular, I found his chapter on defensiveness interesting because of insights it can offer ...

If I could turn back time: 6 lessons I wish I knew earlier

15 Oct, 2021
Reflecting back on her career, Colleen Killen-Roberts shares six lessons that have helped hone her leadership skills...

Dynamic directors: How to get the most from your board members

14 Sep, 2021
When it comes to building rapport with board members, you have more influence than you may realize. Here are some best practices I feel strongly about...