Importance of Social Innovation and Creativity in Communities

by Gisele Nelson. When is the last time you’ve taken a drive through your town and named a problem that you see? Potholes in the streets, the corner quickie mart that may or may not have a drug operation running out of it, hungry people sitting along side the road, drivers being inconsiderate to bikers, […]

Love Note to the Plywood Community

In less than a month I will be married and move to Maple Grove, Minnesota. With all the joys that go along with it, there are also a lot of goodbyes. It’s a transition of a lifetime. To say the process is not an easy one is stating it a lot less dramatically than it […]

Thunderclap + Yes or No

If you haven’t heard, Jeff’s new book, Yes or No: How Your Everyday Decisions Will Forever Shape Your Life is launching on Monday, September 1st. He has worked incredibly hard to bring this book to life, and we cannot wait to share it with you. When thinking about making decisions that will change the trajectory […]

Healthy Humility

Gisele Nelson: Coffee drinker, reader and book collector, porch sitter, organizer, so-so piano player, obsessed with Google docs, master of old-lady-phrases, and good listener. As leaders, we see those with true humility and praise them for the ways they quietly and confidently move things forward. Humble leaders acknowledge that it takes a team to accomplish a […]

5 Things to Consider when Adjusting to Transition

Gisele Nelson: Coffee drinker, reader and book collector, porch sitter, organizer, so-so piano player, obsessed with Google docs, master of old-lady-phrases, and good listener. Transition is not easy. When starting something new, it seems that the most consistent thing in life is inconsistency. Nothing stays the same, you’re constantly being asked to move in a different […]