Leadership SD Recap : Session 3 : Rapid City

Session 3 of Leadership South Dakota took our class to Rapid City and just like the others, it was another great experience. This Rapid City experience was focused on Tourism, Natural Resources, and Military. Our First stop – Ellsworth Air Force Base. Admittedly, I know very little about Ellsworth or all the work that gets…

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Leadership SD Recap : Session 2 : Brookings

Just like the last session of Leadership South Dakota, our Brookings session did not disappoint. If you’re wondering, the answer is still ‘Yes – you should join Leadership South Dakota’ if you get the chance. Our group is still trading emails, ideas, feedback and making plans for our next stop – Rapid City. Session 2…

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Leadership SD Recap : Session 1 : Pierre

As I file away notes, documents, handouts, and license plates (not real ones) I’ve decided to post a quick recap of my experience so far in the Leadership South Dakota Program. For anyone curious about the program, I’ll spare you a few minutes and just tell you this; Yes, it’s a great program and you…

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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Can you spot the I in teamwork? I’m sure many of us have stories from our past where being part of a team turned out to be a solo venture with other people’s names added at the end. Below are some things Caliber utilizes for our teams. Expectations Everyone should know what is expected of…

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Work Hard, Play Hard

With the changing of seasons comes the obvious, the changing of the weather. After each long winter, when spring hits, so do the long awaited days of warmer temperatures and sunny days- the start of every midwestern’s favorite season, summer!  I was hired onto the Caliber team back in the beginning of October. When I…

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Where We’re Going (Part 2 of 2)

Back in September, I blogged about taking our team out of their comfort zones a bit for a quick off-site retreat to do some learning, listening and maybe even a little soul-searching of my own. Now that we’re nearly 5 months past this staff event – we’re finally putting into motion some of the things…

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Growth

I find myself often reflecting on that word and its multifaceted meaning. When I was a kid, I perceived the meaning to be related to the physical aspect of growing faster, stronger and taller. I nailed the taller part in high school, don’t worry. As I grew older, I applied the meaning to growing my…

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Be Resilient in 2021

To say that 2020 has been a tough year for all of us is an understatement. We all know that with this historic year, the entire world has undergone tremendous changes. Stay at home orders were put in place, businesses were forced to close their doors, holiday gatherings were cancelled…the list could go on forever.…

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Change is a Challenge

No matter how much of a free spirit someone might be, everyone has a plan. It could be as complex as a roadmap for your career or as simple as what you want to accomplish today. Regardless, plans will be made…and plans will have to unexpectedly be changed. Personally, I like to plan out what…

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Why Go? (Part 1 of 2)

I’m writing this first blog entry just days leading up to our company retreat. Full disclosure, I’m hoping this is actually a bit of a learning experience for myself as we pull together final details for our agenda and really understand what’s important to our team, our company and our future. These past couple years…

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