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by Cathy Davidson, performed by Laural Merlington The phone rang. You were interrupted, but you barely noticed. That’s because you were looking online for information on a project due that afternoon. You were also eating lunch when you answered the phone at the same time you replied to a colleague’s email at the same time […]
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University of Colorado at Colorado Springs physics professor Anatoliy Glushchenko has planned a rigorous curriculum for students at the After School University. Under his direction, they will go from algebra and geometry to physics and the study of quantum theory and then on to computer science engineering and computer programming. After School University is a […]
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Here’s a quiz: Which of the following tools is most powerful for motivating employees? Recognition for good work Incentives Interpersonal support Clear goals Support for making progress in work If you are like 95 percent of managers who responded to a Harvard study, the answer will surprise you. Most managers believe that recognition for good […]
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We once had an employee who was a nice guy but was never as productive as others in his department. Supervisors discussed this with him on several occasions but his output didn’t improve. Then, in a staff meeting one day, he spotted something on the wall and remarked, “Sometimes I’m sitting at my computer and […]
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The Colorado Springs Technology Incubator has graduated its eighth business, a crane inspection management software company.
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Despite some technical hiccups at the start, the Change Mob has raised almost $500 for a non-profit focused on rescuing girls and young women from sex trafficking. The Change Mob is a local business backed by angel investors and is in the midst of filing paperwork with Securities Exchange Commission to be publicly traded. The […]
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Laddie once met with a new client at his location and asked to see his existing business plan. The man reached for a binder covered in dust that sat on top of a bookcase. It held a document 50-or-so pages long that obviously hadn’t been touched for several years. Having an outdated business plan that […]
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The short story about the Change Mob — that it will stop human trafficking, end world hunger and snuff out poverty for peace on Earth — makes its founder sound like a dreamer. And he is. But this idea just might make some money — and a difference. It all started when Jonathan Kuiper called […]
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Change initiatives fail at an alarming rate — as high as 80 percent. The cost of a failed change initiative can be staggering, from a loss of morale to a loss of a key customer due to poor quality. And we know that these initiatives fail in large part for two reasons: a lack of […]
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Look out Living Social and Groupon. There’s a new kid in town. The Change Mob will launch its platform Tuesday when it requests $1 donations from Colorado Springs residents to help Restore Innocence, a non-profit organization devoted to rescuing young women from sex trafficking outfits. The organization aims to raise enough money to buy a […]
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There are 99 days until Christmas, and while that might not be enough to send shoppers into a tizzy, it’s a different story for retailers.
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On the dimly lit stage at Johnny’s Navajo Hogan bar and restaurant, Al Ortiz stepped up to the mic and cleared his throat. He wasn’t there to tell jokes or sing karaoke. It was “Pitch Night” and he had five minutes to convince the audience that his idea about an auto parts inventory web site […]
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