Archive for April 2011

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What Does Good Leadership Look Like?

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

It is a great question often asked in the context of trying to figure out what makes a manager a good leader. But I’d like to explore the question on a more personal level – What makes you a good leader in economic development? What are the specific behaviors you can master that will help […]

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Tips for Superior Project Performance

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

I got so many great comments on my last post about effective project management. I thought I’d provide some additional perspective you might find helpful. The overarching message is that using teams to accomplish an objective needs to be a conscious choice. Too often, managers default to using teams and then do not invest the […]

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BCG for R&E

Monday, April 4th, 2011

My last post discussed the reapplication of The Ladder of Customer Loyalty model to capital retention. I renamed the model The Ladder of Company Loyalty. Eric Canada let me use his data to make the point that investing in retention and expansion represents a high job growth opportunity for most communities. Eric also challenged me […]

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