"Decide!" eBook by Gino Wickman

by Ali Stieglbauer

We are excited to feature the eBook “Decide!” by EOS founder Gino Wickman. “THE ONLY REASON YOU HAVE A PROBLEM IS THAT YOU HAVEN’T MADE A DECISION. Many leaders are frozen with uncertainty, which holds their companies back from achieving their full potential. Leaders struggle with two challenges when trying to make good decisions: making bad decisions, and taking far…

Ali Stieglbauer"Decide!" eBook by Gino Wickman

Marriage Counseling for Business, Rocket Fuel for Success

by Sue Hawkes

Client Highlight: Clockwork “The Visionary lives in possibility, the Integrator lives in probability.” – Jill Young, EOS Implementer Nancy Lyons and Meghan McInerny have always had a special partnership. As leaders of Clockwork’s team, Nancy and Meghan believe their complimentary styles are one of the company’s greatest assets. Clockwork is an interactive design and technology agency that builds applications for…

Sue HawkesMarriage Counseling for Business, Rocket Fuel for Success

Conversations for Effective Action

by Sue Hawkes

Conversations for Effective Action In your work, and in your life away from work, you participate in conversations. People speak, and people listen. But more is happening than appears; promises are made, requests are made, invitations are issued, proposals for new projects are presented. Things happen in conversations. In fact, it is in conversations that people make things happen. A…

Sue HawkesConversations for Effective Action

WEE Goes to Baltimore!

by Ali Stieglbauer

We are excited to announce that through our program, the Women’s Entrepreneurial Experience (WEE), three young women have received scholarships to attend the WPO Annual Conference this week in Baltimore, MD. This conference is an international gathering of female business owners who join together to reconnect, network and learn. Our three winners, Bobbi Hansen, Hannah Schaefer and Junita Flowers, were…

Ali StieglbauerWEE Goes to Baltimore!

The Line Between Learning and Leading is a Thin One

by Sue Hawkes

I was honored to interview Kay Phillips, former co-owner and President of ATEK Companies, for my column in Minnesota Business magazine. From high school basketball captain to business owner, Kay has been leading her whole life. She draws her leadership skills from her vast career experience and credentials, yet it is her practice of continuous learning that has most shaped…

Sue HawkesThe Line Between Learning and Leading is a Thin One

Why Networking Matters As a Young Person

by Ali Stieglbauer

As a young professional I sometimes feel intimidated when attending networking events. I almost always feel underdressed (even when I’m not) and somehow manage to trip or lose my nametag without fail. At times I’ve wondered what the point is since I don’t bring in clients for our business or know many people yet.  After attending several events over the…

Ali StieglbauerWhy Networking Matters As a Young Person

Out of the Rut

by Sue Hawkes

Originally featured in the Appreciation at Work blog. Have you ever felt like you were in a rut or experiencing a particularly low point in your life? It’s times like these when we feel down, hopeless and stuck. This can run the spectrum of significance, such as being bored at work to grieving the death of a family member or…

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WEE Take 2- A Success!

by Ali Stieglbauer

Our second event for the Women’s Entrepreneurial Experience (WEE) was a success! There were over 50 women in attendance, with different generations learning from and being inspired by each other. Content was shared, connections were made, and we appreciate the support of the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) Minnesota chapters and members for spending their evening with the young women. A…

Ali StieglbauerWEE Take 2- A Success!

March WEE Event!

by Ali Stieglbauer

We are excited to announce our next Women’s Entrepreneurial Experience (WEE) event will be Tuesday, March 8, 5:30-7:30pm at Clockwork Active Media! It will be another evening filled with content and connections being made between the Minnesota chapter of the Women Presidents’ Organization and young women in the community. There will be a panel, one-on-one “speed dating,” and networking. The…

Ali StieglbauerMarch WEE Event!

Do the Next Right Thing

by Sue Hawkes

I was happy to interview Kate Grathwol, CEO of Vision Loss Resources, for my monthly column in Minnesota Business magazine. She’s earned the nickname “Kate the Great” from her WPO group for her wise and happy demeanor, which she says is a result of always doing “the next right thing.” “Let me begin by stating the obvious: Kate Grathwol has a…

Sue HawkesDo the Next Right Thing