Baye’s Pre-Croatia Blog: January-April, 2018

Written by: Tim Baye
Co-Chair, Leadership Wisconsin 2018 Croatia Seminar

An Invitation for Adventurous Dining, January 3, 2018

As I sit at my desk fending off the frigid “Saskatchewan Screamer” of 2017-18 my mind has wandered to our upcoming adventure to Hrvatska. I am honored and excited to be one of you seminar leaders. I expect to send off a number of these “blogs” during the upcoming months. Some will be reflective and some preparatory. Hopefully, each will find a welcome in your reception.  Let’s begin with a preparatory version. Read More

A Brief Comparison of Croatia and Wisconsin, January 11, 2018

As I sit at my desk, gazing outside the window, I see overcast and fog. The thermometer reads 44F, an appreciated break from the brutal cold of the past two weeks. I check in on the weather reports of three of our destination cities: Split, 53F, rest of week in 50s lows in mid-40s, mostly sunny. Zagreb, 47F, overcast, rest of week in high 40s and lows in 30s. Osijek, low 40s/low 30s and overcast-to- rainy. The similarity of weather extends to many aspects of comparison between Croatia and Wisconsin. Read More

Educator’s Perspective on the Value of the International Seminar, January 23, 2018

Recently, I was asked to draft a response to the question: Help us better understand the value of the International Seminar in the field of education. What benefit will we, educators, receive from this experience? My response was as follows… Read More

Agrarian Roots, February 8, 2018

Agrarian roots. A history tied to the development of farming. Diversified production, with strong ties to livestock agriculture. Sound familiar? Well, such is the shared history of Wisconsin and Slavonia, the most eastern region of Croatia. Slavonia is Croatia’s breadbasket… Read More






Entrepreneurial Leadership Through Turmoil and Transition, April 3, 2018

The title of our international seminar originated not in a brain-storming event involving Leadership Wisconsin folks stoked on too much coffee. No, this title reflects a moment, shall I be so bold as to claim an epiphany, in the middle of June 2001. I was…Read More

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