Problem: The communication in my organization is atrocious. Meetings get sidetracked by personal stories, innocuous emails are taken the wrong way, and our diverse group of new hires never speak up. What can I do to turn communication into a strength?

Big tech, big data, big money. That’s why Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are all-powerful and all-seeing. Collectively, they know everything about everybody, monetize that knowledge with mysterious algorithms and control our lives while pretending to help us understand the mys…

The pandemic has taught us one transformative lesson: We can work from anywhere. Tired of the expense and inconvenience of New York, San Francisco or Chicago? Sell your overpriced little dump, buy a luxurious spread in Colorado Springs, Austin or Tampa with the proceeds and live happily ever after!

So here we are, 15 days after Joe Biden’s remarkably pleasant inauguration (the Poet! The Mittens! Lady Gaga!). We should be savoring stories about the first dogs, lining up for vaccinations and yearning for a post-COVID summer… but it’s impeachment time!

In 2021 it will be even more difficult than usual to determine what marketing tactics will be successful, given that the business world has faced unprecedented upheaval. 

2020 — what a year! The past 12 months have seen countless changes, as the coronavirus pandemic has affected the health of millions of Americans, the economy, and our daily lives. But one thing the pandemic didn’t interrupt: Parents’ role as the primary providers, first teachers, and best ad…

Boebert, Buck & Lamborn sounds like a respectable small-town law firm from the 1950s, doesn’t it? You’d expect the three principals would be serious, sober-minded and responsible citizens eager to participate in the betterment of their community, state and nation. But like Rudy Giuliani …

Problem: 2020 brought unprecedented challenges for our organization and its employees. How can we be effective leaders in remote environments and still make sure our employees feel valued and recognized for their work? 

“I’ll tell you a secret to adulthood,” my mum told me from the other side of the world, when I was 27. “Stop waiting for ‘when life settles down.’ Life will never settle down.” 

By the time this column appears in print, we’ll be five days from Joe Biden’s inauguration — unless swarms of right-wing anarchists have seized the U.S. Capitol, imprisoned every Democrat in sight and declared Donald Trump the Supreme Ruler of all lands, rivers, lakes and oceans from Panama …

In a few days I will leave office after a prosecutorial career spanning almost 40 years. Before I leave, I’d like to take a moment to thank the citizens of the Pikes Peak region for entrusting me with leading the incredible men and women of the 4th Judicial District (Teller and El Paso count…

After two months without any significant moisture here on the Westside, it was nice to wake up one day last week and see 3 or 4 inches of snow. The dogs cavorted happily, the neighborhood seemed magical and I hoped that the sun would melt it away so that I wouldn’t have to shovel the sidewalk.

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Well, here we are — 2021. Following a disastrous 2020, for many it felt as though the calendar would never turn over. And while every Jan. 1 carries with it some degree of optimism, of hope that this year will be better than the last, this new year “hit different,” as the cool kids say.

Three years ago we began a mission to accelerate the connections between Black business owners and professionals in the Pikes Peak region. The second part of the mission is to create pathways for this Black excellence to be integrated into the rest of the Pikes Peak region. 

Do you remember January 2020? It was the start of a new year, a new decade, and with a strong economy, it felt like anything was possible. We were just learning about a strange new virus that had begun to spread across China, its presence a silent clock counting down to the time it would bri…

To say that 2020 has been a difficult and challenging year is certainly stating the obvious. The pandemic brought cataclysmic change to almost every aspect of our lives. We’ve been forced to view life through a new lens and experienced a heightened level of awareness regarding how and where …

Happy New Year! It seems impossible that 2021 will be as dismal as 2020, so let’s be hopeful, optimistic, thankful and ready to celebrate the sesquicentennial of our fair city. Given that we’ll likely be sheltering in place for another few months, what can we do to prepare for the coming com…

The page can’t turn quickly enough on 2020! To say the pandemic put a wrench in the plans of the Pikes Peak small business community is the understatement of the year. Our small business owners were in the fight of their fiscal life and several didn’t make it; for others every day is crucial…

For many in the community, 2020 was filled with unique opportunities. Depending on the lens you used, it could have been business and/or job growth; it could have been added responsibility you’ve always craved; it could have been an increase of sales for a product you created or produced. An…

A couple weeks ago I stopped by a locally owned restaurant for some takeout on my way home from the office. It was a Thursday evening — chilly but clear. When I made my way to the entrance, one set of doors was dark and likely locked. I didn’t try them. Through the large windows I saw the di…

In the grand panorama of American history, one thing is very clear: We love to make laws that forbid the sale, manufacture or possession of anything that arouses the ire of transient political majorities. Such laws invariably target millions of citizens who believe that the banned goods are …

I don’t need to tell you that 2020 has been brutal. The 24-hour news cycle ensures we’re well aware of that. Lately it seems many are overwhelmed by a terribly contentious election, with disasters around the world, with the ongoing pandemic, with politics that don’t seem concerned with actua…

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Almonds, walnuts, chestnuts, peanuts (a legume, actually), Brazil, macadamia and cashew. Some are honey roasted, some spicy — even mixed.