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Karen Sammon: High Heels in the Boardroom Where It Happens

I was sitting in the back of the Athena room at the Stagen Leadership Academy in Dallas for the first quarterly workshop of my Integral Leadership Program (ILP) class. Ironically, my cohort was named “Curie”, celebrating the first woman to win the Nobel prize. Everything looked crisp and clean: shiny white tables, ergonomic black chairs, flower […]

Meet Stagen at Conscious Capitalism 2018 in Dallas!

We’re looking forward to attending Conscious Capitalism’s 2018 Annual Conference, here in our hometown of Dallas. What is Conscious Capitalism? Free enterprise capitalism is the most powerful economic system for social cooperation and human progress ever conceived – when practiced consciously. Conscious Capitalism believes businesses can be good because it creates value, ethical because it […]

Andy Eby: Practice. Play. Grind It Out.

Andy Eby’s cleats dug into the soil of Lambeau Field, as he grasped the football and took a deep breath, right there at the center of the offensive line. Andy wasn’t playing for the NFL because he was the best and most talented football player. He was playing amongst the elite because he’d spent his […]

What’s Your Purpose? 38 Epic Purpose Statements of Stagen Member Companies

At Stagen, we believe that an organization’s purpose is something that already exists and it is the responsibility of leaders to find an elegant way to articulate it. Said differently, you don’t create purpose, you uncover it. A great purpose statement should exemplify elegance and simplicity on the other side of complexity.  It should inspire […]

Are you holding yourself and your team back? (Webinar Recording)

You will always have gaps in what you know.  How you react to those gaps impacts problem solving, communication, and trust for you and your team. If you’re not aware of your own developmental needs, you may be more confident than you should be, and you may not realize the negative impact this has on […]

10 Insights for Meditation

Want better focus, memory, emotional intelligence, and decision making ability?  But wait, there’s more!  What if we said you can have better focus, memory, emotional intelligence and decision making ability with just 5 minutes of daily practice?  We imagine you would take us up on the offer.  That offer, by the way, has a name: […]

Corey Blake from Round Table Companies: 10 Tips to Vulnerable Strength

While many are talking about vulnerability from a philosophical standpoint, practicing vulnerability is more challenging for most of us. Vulnerability requires courage, repetition, and the ability to manage one’s own discomfort as well as that of others who are impacted by our vulnerability. That being said, the result of living a vulnerable lifestyle is deep […]

10 Tips for Effective Meetings

Imagine two different meetings: A loosely run meeting that starts and ends late, continuously veers off topic, and lacks next step commitments A tightly run meeting that respects everyone’s time, covers the items (and only the items) on the agenda, and closes with actionable next steps that ensure accountability Which meeting would you rather attend? […]

Introducing the New Stagen.com

Stagen is excited to announce the launch of our redesigned website including our new blog! Like many of our programs, the process of redoing our website was a 52-week journey of self-discovery. As many of you know, the Stagen experience is not easy to put into words. It’s much harder to articulate in writing.  This […]

Are You a Knower or a Learner?

Is it possible to stay fully open to other views when you are the “authority” on the subject? What about if you are the project manager, division manager or even the CEO? What if you actually ARE the proverbial “smartest person in the room”? What is your attitude to learning? Toward feedback? Toward setbacks and […]



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