Author Archives: hprager

About hprager

Father, husband, brother and son. Delighted to be friends and mentor to so many wonderful people. Passionate about: leadership, learning and development, education, nature and the environment, youth, music, jazz, the tuba, Israeli dancing, networking and helping others, humor, laughter, swimming, hiking, the Cubs, Northwestern athletics, theater, musicals, concerts, traveling and making new friends wherever I go. Helping the world be a better place when I leave it.

Straight talk – Connecting leaders with employees

I’m just reading the Towers Watson 2014 report on the Global Workforce.  Some real insights that could impact companies significantly in the next year. The headlines: A) the disconnect between what employees want from work and what management thinks they … Continue reading

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Gaining Trust

Trust – it’s the first point of the Scout Law.  It’s what enables everything from businesses to families to work together successfully.  It’s a necessary ingredient for a good business-provider partnership.   Yet it’s something we so readily either skip … Continue reading

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Advance Learning through Learning Strategy

Learning strategy is critical as knowledge is compounding as fast as doubling every 12 hours according to IBM. Mapping options available and helping learners choose the way they learn best for the content and situation is necessary for successful learning acquisition.
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Experiencing Success as a Team

When do you set up for success? I recently conducted a board retreat, and after a good but very tough discussion, thought I should do an exercise to pull everyone together. As it turns out I inadvertently set the group … Continue reading

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Change – just jump in!

What’s changed about how we change? Have you thought about how you’ve changed, what’s changed in your life and job, the way you work, live, and connect? I just read an interested article in ATD’s Leader Executive Briefing. It was … Continue reading

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We Are All Leaders

Years ago at the company I worked for managers tried to sign up individual contributors into supervisory and management development programs called Supervising Employees Effectively and Managing People and Performance.  Why?  Because there was nothing else appropriate for them.  Although … Continue reading

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In-between thoughts

I have so much more I want to say in this blog.  Yet as I read more blogs out there, I discover many with great points that I’d like to share. So each week you will either be seeing a … Continue reading

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