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Cultivating Leadership Business Award for May 2020

The mission of Aspey, Watkins & Diesel, a highly respected full service law firm in Northern Arizona, is to have their clients’ backs as they navigate legal challenges and persevere through difficult times. For 45 years, their top priority has been to serve their clients. But to do this well, they also understand that a…
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Cultivating Leadership Business Award for April 2020

When it comes to an organization that cares about the health of the community, North Country HealthCare rises to the top. As a federally qualified community health center that provides medical services in 13 communities throughout northern Arizona, North Country’s employees care about their mission to provide affordable, accessible care. To best serve, this organization…
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Can you relate to issues entrepreneurs face?

If you are an entrepreneur, you know that it’s wonderful and terrible. Wonderful, as you get to live your dreams, chart the course, make decisions that guide your future. And that’s also why it’s terrible; you are often figuring it out all on your own and crossing your fingers. Not to mention, within the last…
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The garlic, the washing machine, and flatbed

The cool African wind whipped my hair as I stood in the back of the flatbed. After climbing 4,000 feet in elevation that day, I was five minutes from arrival. I wondered, “will he be delighted beyond belief? Or will he think I’m a relentless stalker?”  It seemed unfortunate that I only realized, there in…
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Cultivating Leadership Business Award for March 2020

Education, enjoyment and inspiration are central to the mission of Flagstaff Area National Monuments. These themes are also vital to team development and growth. This NPS team’s commitment to (1) leadership skill-building and (2) leading with strategy are exemplary. Knowing that they best serve the parks and visitors if they have a strong team rowing…
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How would you draw one picture that represents your work?

While attending a Moline Creative workshop about graphic illustration, I was challenged with this task: How can you draw the services your company offers? This fantastic query challenged me to think in an entirely new way, and I came up with something. I sketched the picture idea, and then I used one of my most…
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5 Strategic Ways to Conquer your To Do List

Raise your hand if you ever felt like you had so many to do lists running at one time, where everything felt like it needed to get done today, and yet you had no time to complete it all. Yup, I’m pretty sure you all just raised your hands. We’ve ALL been there. I’ve been…
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Cultivating Leadership Business Award for February 2020

We know NAU to be an exceptional institution serving approximately 30,000 students, but what you might not know is its commitment to developing its departments and teams of employees. With Julie’s background in higher education as a Professor and Dean of Students, Lancaster Leadership has extra joy while helping this organization. Julie has worked with…
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Cultivating Leadership Business Award for January 2020

When it comes to an organization committed to serving with intention, Lewis Mason Thurston Area Agency on Aging rises to the top. Within the last two years, Lancaster Leadership has had the opportunity to assist this organization with becoming an outstanding leader in their field. To name a few of their development initiatives, the Collective…
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Cultivating Leadership Business Award for December 2019

Coconino County demonstrates remarkable commitment to cultivating leadership. Over the last 8 years, Lancaster Leadership has proudly served 21 departments within the county regarding strategy, skill development, and workplace culture.  Even though our leadership development firm currently serves 5 counties in Arizona, Coconino County rises to the top in putting priority on people development. Lancaster…
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