If you took a minute and catalogued all the leadership organizations in our area, it wouldn't be a stretch to envision marketing the Springs as the leadership place to go in the United States.Here are the groups I know about:• Center for Creative Leadership • Catamount Institute • Colorado...
Dear Editor:TABOR author and El Paso County Commissioner Doug Bruce recently produced a flyer that lists 12 statements against Referenda C and D. Next to each statement is a paragraph describing the world according to Bruce. It is worth reading, sort of like an underground high school newspaper, inflammatory...
The Colorado Economic Futures Panel has released its preliminary report, and it isn't a stretch to say that the state wouldn't be close to making the dean's list.The panel was created last December by the University of Denver to analyze Colorado's fiscal situation and provide a platform for discussion...

Herman Trend

Several trends point to increased use of the Internet in job searches and recruiting. However, indicators suggest that there is a disconnect that substantially inhibits the process.Forrester Research (www.forrester.com) reports that nearly half of all marketers plan to decrease spending in traditional advertising channels like magazines, direct mail and...
In November, voters will decide whether the state can keep surplus revenue and use the money for items such as education, transportation, etc., or should give the overage back to Colorado residents.Two ballot initiatives outline what the state plans to do if it gets to keep the money.Referendum C...

Web Sightings

People of all ages are hooked on video games. In fact, recent studies have found that 83 percent of children between the ages of 8 and 18 live in a home with a video game console. And while the age of players can vary greatly, so can the content...
Our region has been suffering a drought for the past several years. But as we saw with recent storms this summer, the pendulum always swings back. Drought and flooding may seem like opposite ends of the spectrum. But the reality is that with our constantly changing weather patterns, our...
Lachlan Murdoch announced last week that he was leaving his father's company, News Corp., at the end of this month and moving to Australia.News Corp. is the parent company of Fox News Channel, FX Networks, HarperCollins Publishers, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Direct TV and British Sky Broadcasting Group.Lachlan...

Herman Trend

Employee turnover has begun. We're hearing from more and more clients and researchers that the most competent people have begun to leave for new jobs. In most cases, the employers we interview tell us that they have been surprised at their departure, and their rate of departure, of their...
A couple of interesting news releases came across my desk recently.Neither was earth-shattering-breaking news, but both seemed to be just interesting enough to throw into the "possible column ideas" basket.The first (of course there really is no particular order of importance here) concerns a survey that Accountemps commissioned to...
Editor's note: In December, the University of Denver announced the formation of the Colorado Economic Futures Panel to analyze the state's fiscal situation and provide a platform for informed discussion and possible solutions. Sixteen business and civic leaders from across the state comprise the panel, including Dick Celeste, president...
Dear Editor:As a domestic contract manufacturer, I urge you to support H.R. 3283 The United States Trade Rights Enforcement Act introduced by Representatives Phil English (R-Pa.) and Bill Thomas (R-Calif.).Passage of this bill will enable me to compete on a more level playing field with Chinese exports. Over the...