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Patrick Proctor

Patrick Proctor

Guest Writer / Vice President of Operations, Stash Tea Co.

Patrick Proctor is vice president of operations at Stash Tea Co. in Portland, Ore., and is an experienced organizational development, HR and strategic business planning leader. He writes about workplace issues.

Mistakes

How to Muster Your Comeback After Letting People Down

These seven points will help you forge ahead with confidence and want to work with you again.
Leadership

Want to Leave a Lasting Legacy? Read This.

As departing CEO, you will leave a legacy -- but will it be the one you desire?
Corporate Social Responsibility

10 Steps to a Dynamic Corporate Responsibility Annual Report

A good corporate social responsibility program gives you bragging rights you shouldn't overlook.
Firing

How Pruning Can Help Build an Awesome Workplace Culture

Stay focused on your top performers, keep observant of those who aren't, and you'll be stronger for it over the long haul
Corporate Social Responsibility

Profit Is Not Enough for a Great 21st-Century Business

Why corporate philanthropy is a must-have for a thriving company of today.
Social Responsibility

A Plea for More Executives to Do Pro Bono Work

When customers see a business leader taking seriously the act of giving back, this is good for the company's mission, brand and workplace culture.
Crisis Management

Worried About Managing a Company Crisis? Take These 4 Proactive Steps

Do advance planning and you'll be able to bring structure, organization and calm if a disaster strikes your firm.
Inspiring Your Team

A Company Really Clicks When Mission, Brand and Culture Converge

For an organization to enjoy long-term, sustained growth, all three elements need to work in harmony.
Millennials

6 Keys to Developing Millennials Into Managers

Yes, you can mentor and coach Generation Y employees to assume leadership roles.
Customer Engagement

7 Damaging Myths About Customer Engagement to Promptly Discard

Instead of guessing your way through your relationships with customers, have a better understanding of what they want and expect.
Take It From The Pros

5 Steps to Getting Better Employee Feedback (Even If You Hate It)

As an entrepreneur, feedback from your employees allows you to grow as a founder and lead your company down a successful path.
Growth Strategies

Soar Above, Rather Than Survive, a Product Recall

Fitbit is the latest company that instituted a recall. Did it do it right? Also, seven steps to implement a recall program in your business.
Growth Strategies

Listen Up: How to Respond to Customer Complaints

Set up the proper processes to receive feedback in advance for sustained positive outcomes.