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A sign hanging on the walls of The Prouty Project’s offices reads, “Focus 1% on vision. Focus 99% on alignment.” For the organization’s chairman and founder Jeff Prouty, the quote serves as a daily reminder of what his team is striving to do: bring company leadership together behind a single vision and strategy.

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Jeff Hawkins, Regional CEO of Old National Bank

In the summer of 2017, Indiana-based Old National Bank announced it would acquire Minnesota-based Anchor Bank. While changes are rolling out, we spoke with Jeff Hawkins, the regional CEO of Old National Bank, about what the acquisition means for Anchor Bank, its customers and the community.

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You know that feeling you get when you just think about calling customer service? You do anything to avoid it — scouring the company’s website or searching message boards to find the answer to your problem.

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What is real power? And what is different about the leaders who have it? After 20 years in corporate America as a leader in the trenches and today as a full-time speaker helping teams across the country boost performance, sales and leadership impact, I’ve had conversations with countless C-suite executives, business owners, managers and individual contributors.

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With a projection of 2.5 billion smartphone users in 2019, it’s becoming increasingly clear: Mobile is the way of the future. And considering that millennials and Gen Z are passionate about creating impact, it’s only fitting that someone would utilize this technology to do good.

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Self-proclaimed “sisterpreneurs” Isabel and Caroline Bercaw started Da Bob Bath Fizzers as a hobby. They now employ 150 people, are sold in more than 8,000 stores nationally and make 675,000 bombs every month. Sue Hawkes interviewed them for our May/June issue.

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For strategic planning, it’s always been important to talk about detours if things change enough to impact the original plan. We often refer to this shift as your Plan B. Today, this mindset is more important than ever when a single report — or tweet — can disrupt current societal views or an entire economy. 

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Made in Minnesota

For Chris Pulling, Roy Martin and Dr. J. David Brown, glaucoma is personal. Pulling’s grandmother went blind because of glaucoma, and Martin’s aunt had the eye disease, while Brown, an ophthalmologist, is a leading eye surgeon

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Made in Minnesota

MIPS E-3 Glidewear is being used in helmets to prevent concussions

The Centers for Disease Control estimates that there are 3.8 million concussions sustained every year. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, football accounts for 38% of those reported, and younger athletes are the most susceptible.

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