Cheri Beranek

Cheri Beranek

Entrepreneur Leadership Network Contributor
CEO of Clearfield

Cheri Beranek is the CEO of Clearfield and a 2021 Minnesota Business Hall of Fame inductee. Under her leadership, Clearfield has grown from a concept to a market cap of more than $500 million providing optical-fiber management and connectivity solutions across North America.

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Making Hybrid Models Work Is No Longer a Luxury – It's a Necessity

Learning how to manage a remote workplace is the key to employee retention and a successful team.

Why We Need to Stop Saying 'New Normal'

Instead of trying to label these rapid changes we're seeing in the business world as "the new normal," we should constantly be thinking about what's next.

Is Your Company Experiencing Growing Pains? Here's How to Thrive Through Them

Both leaders and employees play a critical role in easing the pains that come with fast growth. Here are a few ways to adapt amid your company's changing environment.

To Break Down Silos, Build in Cross-Communication

Keep your team connected by implementing a system that factors in their absence. Here's how.

Fiber-Fed Broadband Will Heal the Digital Divide. Here's What You Need to Know.

This year will see a wave of communication funding in the U.S. like never before, including high-speed broadband build-outs for thousands of underserved and/or rural communities -- a game changer for the economy and the future.

3 Ways to Connect With Your Customers and Improve Their Experience

Follow these tips to create stronger, long-lasting relationships with your customers.

Truly Independent Thinkers Have These 5 Traits

Every business needs independent thinkers to help lead the team to success. Here's how to spot them.

4 Ways to Begin Investing in Yourself

Here's how busy leaders can start investing in one of their most valuable assets.

3 Lessons I Learned About Work Ethic From Milking Cows With My Father Every Evening

Working on the family farm taught me what it really means to have a good work ethic.

C-Suite Parents: 3 Tips for Making the Most of Your Time With Your Kids

For those in the C-suite, it can be difficult to find time in the day for anything but your business. Here's how to maximize your time spent with another very important part of your life: your children.

How to Strengthen Communication Within Remote and Hybrid Teams

With a large number of employees continuing to work from home, implementing fun and functional team-building exercises is crucial to maintaining great communication and culture in the workplace.

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