About Erika Andersen | Erika Andersen is the founding partner of Proteus, a coaching, consulting, and training firm that focuses on leader readiness. Over the past 30 years, Erika has developed a reputation for creating approaches to learning and business building that are custom tailored to her clients’ challenges, goals, and culture. She and her colleagues at Proteus focus uniquely on supporting leaders at all levels to get ready and stay ready to meet whatever the future might bring.

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Being Strategic: The Antidote to Fear
June 3, 2009 - By: Erika Andersen
"The antidote to fear? Pull people out of their panic and self-protective impulses by first acknowledging the difficulties, then raising their eyes and hearts to a possibility of success. At that point you can take advantage of their newly available and hopeful energy to make that possibility a reality. This is the essence of what I call being s ...
Growing Great New Managers
April 5, 2007 - By: Erika Andersen
We’ve all seen it: a successful employee promoted to manager is given no training and essentially pushed into the deep end and told to swim? According to Andersen, this approach to creating new managers is epidemic. Using an accessible gardening metaphor, Andersen, founder of Proteus International, contends that new managers must have a support system avail ...
Timeless Leadership for a New World
Oct. 10, 2012 - By: Erika Andersen
“Even though our leadership choices are no longer life-or-death (for the most part), unpredictable local and global economies, new business models arising from shifts in technology and consumer buying patterns, and a changing workforce mean that it’s critical for organizations to have strong and flexible leaders.”
Reading Books Won’t Future-Proof You. Here’s What Will.
March 16, 2016 - By: Erika Andersen
“Real learning is almost always at least somewhat uncomfortable. It’s figuring out how to operate in new ways; questioning your assumptions; putting new ideas into practice. Real learning takes you out of the tried-and-true, and into that murky, disturbing land of I’m-not-very-good-at-this.”
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