Leadership, like much in life, is about relationships — and the people you lead need to know you and what you value in order to know why they should follow you.
It is personal. Recently, I had the pleasure to hear James Kouzes, co-author of “The Leadership Challenge and A Leader’s Legacy,” speak to two groups of Colorado Springs leaders. Continue Reading Role models and leadership characteristics
Issues such as climate change, natural resource depletion and the energy crisis are hitting organizations head on and require attention be paid to aspects of the business beyond quarterly financial results. Continue Reading A new agenda for leadership – no more business as usualContinue reading …
According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, “strategy” is a careful plan or method. Another way to look at this is to say that strategy is a pattern of carefully chosen options, choices or alternatives that will contribute to the long-term success of your organization or business.
These patterns of choices are based on your mission and driven by a few key factors that differentiate you from the rest of the pack. These key factors, also called drivers or key success factors, are what you invest in and what you build your strategy around. Continue Reading Making choices for the success of your business
Whew!! The election is over and we finally have a reprieve from the nasty and baseless direct mail, 30-second sound bytes and automated phone calls.
The people have spoken; Congress, the state legislature, and the executive branch all have a new complexion. Continue Reading Time to bring civility back to political process
Q: I am CEO of a 35-employee company. How do I balance giving my employees time off to be active in the community with the need to keep my company productive? Continue Reading Balancing community service, business needsContinue reading …
I have a lot of ideas. Some aren’t so good, and their remains end up in an innovation graveyard in the depths of Mr. Biggs.
I clear it out from time to time. I still haven’t been able to part with my Dinky Donut machine, which consistently produces blobs resembling something you’d see floating in a jar of formaldehyde. Other ideas have proven successful. They’ve made me some money and have given me notoriety along the way. Continue Reading Leadership involves rethinking the box
One of the best kept secrets in Colorado Springs is the Center for Creative Leadership and the Community Leadership Program.
This program, in its 16th year, is offered to community leaders and/or emerging community leaders in the interest of developing and enhancing the quality of leadership in the community. All those accepted into the program receive a $3,000 scholarship from the center to defray the $3,700 cost of the program. Continue Reading Community leadership program seeks applicants
The look in my wife’s eyes as I came through the door made me drop my briefcase on the kitchen floor.
Time, and my heart, seemed to stop. “Sweetheart, what’s wrong?” I whispered.
Teary, she murmured, “I don’t know how to tell you this … Charlie just died.” Continue Reading Charlie – A Story of a Leader
I am a new manager, and I have received some feedback that I am un- approachable — I don’t think I am, but what should I do to change the perception? Continue Reading Ask us about LeadershipContinue reading …
When vision stirs passion, and passion spawns action, you will find people forging new paths.
These people are the leaders who set out to fulfill a vision through their strength of purpose and commitment to a cause for the common good. The Pikes Peak region maintains a legacy of committed leaders and the causes they promote. Continue Reading COPPeR uniting through creativity