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
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 email@example.com 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
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
Today, the Mountain Post has more than 4,000 soldiers deployed in Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Since 9-11, our country has been at war longer than when we were in World War II.
This state of conflict that we are in will not fade away; it will persist at some level, maybe not in Iraq or Afghanistan, but somewhere in the world for the foreseeable future. Continue Reading Adaptability key to leadership in changing times
In December 2005, three local leadership programs – the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute, The Forum for Civic Advancement and Leadership Pikes Peak – collaborated on a community issues survey.
Zoomerang, a Web-based survey tool, was used to gather and analyze data. Community leaders were asked their opinions about the most important issues facing the Pikes Peak region. Continue Reading What issues are important to you?
For more than a century, Colorado Springs Utilities has earned a reputation for providing reliable service to our community. The proposed Southern Delivery System, which includes a 43-mile pipeline from Pueblo Reservoir, builds on this legacy.
Water is vital to any community. It drives the economy and helps ensure quality of life. While we have adequate water resources, a new system is needed to deliver water to our community for future generations and to provide essential backup now for our aging trans-mountain delivery systems. Continue Reading Southern Delivery System key to future of the Springs