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
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
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
A leader’s job can be a busy and stressful one.
The hours are long, with a daily agenda of non-stop meetings and few breaks. Executives often stay at the office until evening, entertain clients over dinner and take full briefcases home for the weekend.
Their travel schedules can be hectic, with some spending up to a third of the year on the road. This can come at a cost to health, personal relationships and overall life balance. Continue Reading Can Exercise Impact Leadership Performance?
The ethical lapses of business, religious and political leaders isn’t a new concern. A 1999 Public Agenda survey of adults reported that the most significant problem facing America’s youth was that they “are not learning values.”
More recently, the Feb. 19, 2004, issue of the Wall Street Journal summarized a survey of 22,000 Americans where three-quarters rated the image of big corporations as “not good” or “terrible.” Continue Reading Doing What’s Right Makes Money