The more things change, the more they seem to stay the same. About 10 years ago, I wrote in my book Building Trust at the Speed of Change that: “We…find ourselves at the mercy of forces beyond our control… we have lost a sense of community. We now live in a virtual workspace where relationships […]
The initial task for the new president and CEO of the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance will be to rebuild bruised relationships with the business community. Dirk Draper will begin his new job May 1, and he anticipates spending the first three months talking with business owners and “doing a lot of listening” to their […]
The Financial Times ranked the Center for Creative Leadership No. 6 among executive education institutions. The North Carolina-based nonprofit has offices in Colorado Springs, San Diego, Brussels,Moscow, Singapore;,New Delhi and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The ranking comes from a worldwide survey about executive education, according to a release from the group. This marks the second year […]
Since then, the area has continued to attract artists lured by the natural beauty of Pikes Peak and the brilliant sunshine abundant year-round. At the turn of the century, inspired by a trip to the summit of the Peak, Katherine Lee Bates penned what has become our country’s most famous poem and song, “America the Beautiful.”
In the vibrant new democracy of South Africa, Ubuntu is a way of life. With its roots in the Bantu languages of southern Africa, Ubuntu literally means “I am what I am because of who we all are.” This is the essence of true collaboration, where the primary focus of cultural transformation is to move […]
Employees knew the salary and the compensation package when they were hired. They applied for the job, so presumably, they knew what the work entailed. What else do great employees want? How do managers keep terrific employees? As it turns out, at all levels, employees want leadership. Real leadership fosters a vibrant working environment, and […]
Have you ever been a coach for a sports team? A team at work? A friend? I coach the Air Force Academy equestrian team in addition to my business and executive coaching roles, and I find many similarities. Coaching both athletes and business people involves encouragement, goal setting, deadlines, and some gentle reminding when necessary. […]
Stephen M.R. Covey has a specific message for Colorado Springs, and he’s coming here to deliver it. Covey, CEO of the Covey Leadership Center and son of renowned writer Stephen R. Covey, author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” will present “Leading at the Speed of Trust” on...
Are you feeling a bit lonely at the top of your business? As a leader in your business, who can you turn to for trusted advice, perspective, experience, and accountability? When you have important decisions to make, who can you trust to check your thinking? Imagine having over a dozen peer company executives and leaders, […]
Many enthusiastic volunteers accept positions as part of a non-profit board, committee, or community effort such as local chambers of commerce, philanthropic groups, or professional associations. The learning curve tends to be very high during the first year. They are thrilled that you stepped up, and you are excited to be involved. Now what? 1. […]
As an executive, you have lots of work to do. In fact, you have so much to do that it sometimes feels like you are chained to your desk. Visits away from your desk are generally purposeful, brief, and mission-focused so that you can get back to the piles at hand. Your team members, on […]
Colorado businesses seeking a voice in state policymaking have relied on the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry to advocate for their interests for more than four decades. As the statewide chamber of commerce, CACI champions a healthy business climate.<br> CACI serves as an umbrella organization for the state’s business community because its nearly 500 members include not only individual businesses but trade associations, local chambers of commerce and local economic development organizations.