Be Careful What You Pay for When Hiring an Exhibit Partner

If you were about to build a home would you go to a contractor and say “I want a 3,000 square foot house. How much will that cost?” We occasionally

The Magic Formula to a Life Long Friendship

  Last night Joe and Dawn Taylor came over to share pizza. Breaking bread with them is a usual thing to do. We hang out. We are there for each

Four Good Books for the Curious and Creative

Leaders are readers. There is a perception that artists are the best at being creative. In reality anyone with a curious mind and hunger for knowledge can be creative. Reading

What You Need to Know to Grow and Lead Your Park

Leadership is not for the faint hearted. It’s easy to get voted off the island if you don’t constantly up your game. Leading doesn’t end with your direct reports, you

The Details You Need to Know About When Building Cabinets

When you look at a piece of furniture do you think of the planning and detail it takes to create? Probably not, yet it might surprise you how much there

12 Remarkable Benefits That Nature Can Offer You

Next week we’ll be at the ANCA Summit (Association for Nature Center Administrators) at Audubon Center of the North Woods in Sandstone, MN. This will be our first time exhibiting

Overcome These Five Barriers to Avoid Nature Deficit Disorder

Here we are in the middle of summer with the sun shining, warm temperatures flaring, and flora and fauna if full momentum. My new home sits among horse pastures, farmland,

How to Create a Healthy Culture

Is your museum or nature center healthy? How do you know? According to Patrick Lencioni’s book The Advantage, if your organization is healthy it has these characteristics: Minimal Politics Minimal

Can You Learn From Our Mistakes? Leadership Secrets That Will Help.

Throwback Thursday This month we’ve written about how to select an RFP partner, and still to come are tips on how to create a healthy culture and pointers for onboarding

10 Steps to Handle a Mistake

*Throwback Thursday* Here we share insight on how we handled a…gulp… really big mistake. We employ this method to this day when we make mistakes, and offer this process to you