Archive for January 2010

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7 Ways To Inspire Collaboration

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

  I am a fan of Stephen Covey. His books – 7 Habits of highly Successful People and The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness – offer the kind of practical, principle centered wisdom that gives you confidence you can succeed at whatever you try. Every time I reread Stephen’s books I learn something new […]

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What Type of Plan Do You Really Need?

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

One of the challenges in economic development is selecting the right level of planning for available resources. How can you determine whether your EDO needs a strategic plan, a brand plan, a marketing plan or a sales plan? I have been getting a lot of requests for guidance on strategy design and deployment from county […]

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Creating Memorable Experiences

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Every time you interact with a potential capital investor or site selection consultant, you create an experience that either strengthens or erodes the perception of your community, region or state brand. Every experience, no matter how small, is an opportunity to reinforce your place promise and differentiate your location from the competition as a desirable […]

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Leading Your Community Through Transition

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

However you look at it, the next decade will be marked by change and challenges that will test your ability to lead economic growth and prosperity for your community, region or state. As is typical after the turn of a new year, there are a number of prognostications about what the future holds. At breakfast […]

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Six Thinking Hats – Looking at a Decision From All Points of View

Friday, January 1st, 2010

How To Make Better Decisions Ever have challenges making the right decision in complicated situations? Ever wish there was a way to increase your odds of success and minimize the probability of a bad decision? ‘Six Thinking Hats’ is an interesting and powerful technique to help improve decision-making. It is used to look at decisions […]

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