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
El Pomar Foundation was established in 1937 by Julie and Spencer Penrose to promote the wellbeing of the people of Colorado through grant making and community stewardship.
In addition to making grants totaling more than $320 million, the foundation is committed to providing additional and unique resources when dollars alone are not the solution. Since 1989, El Pomar has invested more than $34 million in its 11 community stewardship programs. Continue Reading Multicultural leaders making a difference in Springs, Pueblo
On Nov. 7, the American people said “We are stressed over the war, frightened about our children’s future, worried about the demise of our pensions and the lack of affordable health care. Neither party is listening to us, nor are they responding to our needs. The Republicans have ignored the middle class and given large tax breaks to the wealthy. No tax break will boost my stagnant wages and help me balance my budget. Why isn’t Congress cutting back on the bridges to nowhere and trying to balance the national budget? The Republicans have had complete control of everything since 2000 and they are either incompetent or unconscious. It is time for them to go. Continue Reading Democrats reinvigorated after the ‘great revulsion’Continue reading …
We have good leaders at the helms of our organizations, but we have a hat-full of acronyms: EDC, COC, CVB, PPARR.
What about combining them? Organizations in other areas have done this quite successfully. Continue Reading Why can’t we all work together?
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
Amendment 38 will:
1. Simplify the petition process. The secretary of state’s 49-page manual admits, “The initiative process is complex and lengthy.” Amendment 38 is a simple, one-page, how-to-petition guide written in plain English. State signature levels will increase 10 percent next year, but petition procedures should become uniform in all jurisdictions. Continue Reading Top 10 Benefits of A-38
The Center for Creative Leadership’s Community Leadership Program, provides emerging leaders with an intensive leadership development training and self assessment program.
The program provided by CCL’s faculty is three-and-half days long. Applications are accepted January – February for a late May program date.
For information, call Suzanne Ernster at 633-3891 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Continue Reading Community Leadership Program
Catamount Institute offers leadership programs based on the principles of “natural intelligence” — using nature as a model to teach people to look at their businesses, organizations and communities from a whole systems perspective.
Seeing businesses as a system allows leaders to analyze and minimize risk, discover untapped strengths and resources, avoid repeated mistakes, anticipate the broad impact of decisions and foresee trends that create opportunity. Continue Reading Leadership Development Options