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
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 …
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
Recently the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce voted to oppose a seemingly innocuous ballot initiative.
Amendment 38 may appear to be a responsible measure at first glance. However, when you peel away the layers, you find confusion, unintended consequences and, some would assert, manipulation. Continue Reading A-38 is unnecessary
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