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by Susan Cain c.2012, Crown You had to go, so you did — kicking and screaming. Really, you must admit that it was nice of the boss to host the holiday party. In these tough economic times, she didn’t have to do it. She paid for food, a band, even door prizes. Everybody seemed to… Continue Reading Book Review: “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”

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On Jan. 12, the following questions were e-mailed to Sharon L. Brown, chairwoman of the Board of Commissioners of the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. As of press time no answers had been received. “1. What is the role of the RBD’s board and why is it constituted in the way it is? 2. What… Continue Reading Who’s in charge at the Regional Building Department?

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Would you hire any of the candidates?

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Memo to: U.S. Business Community From: Human Resources Department Re: Hiring a U.S. President In response to your request to assess the candidates for the position opening in January 2013, we have put together a job description, and offer key points on the five major candidates seeking the position. Job description: While this position requires… Continue Reading Would you hire any of the candidates?

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Build lasting team trust

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We have many hopes and points of view about trust in our teams. We want it, but often do not know how to get it. And if we get it, we often don’t know how to keep it. So what ends up happening is the we believe trust is possible, and wishfully think it will… Continue Reading Build lasting team trust

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Data center relocation hot spot is Colo. Springs

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Cities are likely to soon be swooning over data centers, and Colorado Springs could be a lucky suitor. Continue Reading Data center relocation hot spot is Colo. Springs

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In Colorado Springs, about 100 attorneys are working on a project that aims to provide legal access to people who in their wildest dreams could never afford to hire an attorney. Under the umbrella of the El Paso County Bar Association, a new nonprofit organization has formed, the Pikes Peak Pro Bono Project. And, “the… Continue Reading Attorneys’ program allows poor to approach the bench

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People on the Move – February 10, 2012

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Blair Reeves has been appointed COO of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado. Reeves joined the bureau in 2004 and has served in several different capacities. Douglas L. Gibson has been named to the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado’s board of directors. Gibson is CEO at Colorado Springs Radiologists, PC/Penrad Imaging. UMB Bank… Continue Reading People on the Move – February 10, 2012

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Do I own these words? What are they worth?

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When I started writing this column, I have to admit that the notion of “owning my content and selling the content as a product” was as ludicrous to my Generation X brain as the idea of Land Ownership was to Native Americans when the settlers started buying it from them. I mean, seriously, who can… Continue Reading Do I own these words? What are they worth?

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Powerful business tools are often forgotten

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Recently I helped refinish a basement for a friend and kept lamenting the fact that I often didn’t have the right tool to effectively get the job done. It is frustrating knowing that the perfect tool exists but I can’t put my hands on it to do the job. But imagine how I’d feel if… Continue Reading Powerful business tools are often forgotten

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Many Valentines, one day

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You don’t have to be a cynic to admit that Valentine’s Day is a big business opportunity for retailers, florists, jewelers, and restaurants. Once the New Year’s celebration is over, the shelves at most stores become red and pink. After Christmas, Valentine’s Day is the second -highest expenditure holiday, accounting for about $18 billion in… Continue Reading Many Valentines, one day

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