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I often speak to leaders who desire to increase the level of performance, initiative, productivity, enthusiasm, competence, and overall engagement of their direct reports. When I ask them what the relationship looks like between themselves and their direct reports, I often get a puzzled look as if to say “What does relationships have to do… Continue Reading Achieving results through effective relationships

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Earnings fairness

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Plenty of residents are angry about the decision to pay former Memorial Health System CEO Larry McEvoy more than $1.15 million in severance. But, who’s to blame? Is it McEvoy? The hospital board of trustees that approved the severance amount? Or is it City Council, the governing body that holds the board of trustees accountable?… Continue Reading Earnings fairness

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Stimulus and bailouts — told you so

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Come on, admit it: It’s fun to say, “I told you so.” Unfortunately, there are times when you wish that you were not able to do so. For me, as a free-market economist, that’s been the case with the economy for more than four-and-a-half years now. Of course, a Nobel Prize in economics wasn’t necessary… Continue Reading Stimulus and bailouts — told you so

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City planners will decide May 16 whether downtown bar and club owners Sam and Kathy Guadagnoli will be allowed to expand their Gasoline Alley nightclub … Continue Reading Downtowners fuming over Gasoline Alley expansion

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Memorial: Financial fallout following?

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It’s been a tumultuous week for Memorial Health System and the City of Colorado Springs by anyone’s standards … Continue Reading Memorial: Financial fallout following?

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Nine months ago, Jason and Gina Rivera owned three Phenix Salon Suites locations in Colorado Springs, but during this short period they’ve grown to operate a total of 15 locations across the country, including three they opened in California last weekend. Continue Reading Local Phenix Salon Suites cutting into national market

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Fountain Economic Development Director Lisa Cochrun is heading to Vegas this month to sell big retailers on her small town. Continue Reading City of Fountain pitching itself to national retailers

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People on the Move – May 4, 2012

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Brandon A. Miera has joined the marketing team at Maxx HD Sunglasses. Miera is an award-winning graphic artist/illustrator with 12 years of experience from concert posters to designing a memorial for the U.S. Air Force. He attended New Mexico Highlands University. Devin Spindler is the vice president of sales at Canyon Title, a title insurance… Continue Reading People on the Move – May 4, 2012

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Kudos! – May 4, 2012

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Rusinak Real Estate named a top achiever Rusinak Real Estate, Inc. was the recipient of a Leading Real Estate Companies of the World member achievement awards presented March 25 at the organization’s annual conference in Florida. Rusinak Real Estate received the 2011 Crown of Excellence for its company-size category based on superior performance in the… Continue Reading Kudos! – May 4, 2012

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On the Horizon – May 4, 2012

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May 4 Manufacturing consortium The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC hosts the Pikes Peak Manufacturing Consortium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pikes Peak Community College, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Topics include career pathways into manufacturing; higher education resources; and grant updates. For details, email, Jennifer Taylor at jtaylor@csedc.org or call 884-2840. May… Continue Reading On the Horizon – May 4, 2012

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