We live in tough times: volatile markets; European nations threatening bankruptcy and global financial meltdown; persistent gridlock in our own politics; an Occupy movement that has mobilized thousands way beyond Wall Street; extreme weather. And on top of that we have the challenges and crises of our own workplaces. Where can we stand in these […]
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.
Our marketplace is volatile and constantly changing. The speed and complexity of changes that affect our businesses is only increasing. To lead our organizations in this environment requires a leadership culture that rests on solid ground, fully engages the workforce and their creativity, and can adapt and adjust to the many twists and turns of […]
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.”
It’s happened to all of us. We are told one thing by leadership, and then they do the opposite. One company had as its slogan that it valued its people, promised no layoffs, but 3 months later laid off 5 percent of the workforce. By the third layoff in 18 months, the workforce certainly did […]
Supervising people is a thankless task. Anyone who has supervised employees knows that directing the performance of others requires patience, skill, and courage. People come to work with all of the messy stuff of life, including their own expectations and demands. And as business becomes more complex, and management styles more involved, it is hard […]