Archive for October 2013

The Secret To Managing Your Boss

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

“Some people change jobs, spouses and friends, but never think of changing themselves.” There is no other relationship at work more important than the one you have with your boss.  John Gabarro and John Kotter authored a paper entitled “Managing Your Boss”.  This paper has become a cornerstone document on the subject of creating a […]

What do you think of this post?
  • Awesome (0)
  • Interesting (0)
  • Useful (0)
  • Boring (0)
  • Sucks (0)

Will the Chinese Dream Eclipse the American Dream?

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

What You Need To Know About The Image of Brand America “The World believes the balance of power between the US and China is tipping in favor of China.  While the US is still viewed as the dominant economy by most, people are increasingly likely to say China is the world’s leading economic power.  … […]

What do you think of this post?
  • Awesome (0)
  • Interesting (0)
  • Useful (0)
  • Boring (0)
  • Sucks (0)

Diversity Friendliness – Key To Competing For FDI

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

“Diversity: The  art of thinking independently together.” Malcolm Forbes I was recently asked to author an article for Red Hot Location’s FDI Report, a Site Selection Magazine publication.  I decided to illustrate how Xavier University’s American Dream Composite Index data can be used by multinational companies looking to determine where to locate operations in the U.S.. […]

What do you think of this post?
  • Awesome (0)
  • Interesting (0)
  • Useful (0)
  • Boring (0)
  • Sucks (0)

What You Need To Do To Stand Out From a Crowd

Monday, October 21st, 2013

“Never be afraid to stand out. It’s better to be remembered for standing out in a crowd than to be forgotten for blending in.“ Ash Sweeney How To Stand Out From The Crowd In every career, the challenge is in figuring out how to make a noticeable, lasting and meaningful mark.  As humans, we all want to make […]

What do you think of this post?
  • Awesome (0)
  • Interesting (0)
  • Useful (0)
  • Boring (0)
  • Sucks (0)

Creative Work Force Development Campaign

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

“All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners… Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they are not learning, they are not growing… not moving toward excellence.”  Denis Waitle Finding ways to encourage workers to get additional training so they can advance to higher paying skilled labor positions is a real challenge.  And […]

What do you think of this post?
  • Awesome (0)
  • Interesting (0)
  • Useful (0)
  • Boring (0)
  • Sucks (0)

Attract Top Talent By Focusing On Enabling Their American Dream

Monday, October 14th, 2013

“One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.” Lewis Carol Dr. Greg Smith (Xavier University) delivered a presentation about the American Dream at the IEDC Annual Conference in Philadelphia.  In preparation for the presentation, he asked a national sample of residents of […]

What do you think of this post?
  • Awesome (0)
  • Interesting (0)
  • Useful (0)
  • Boring (0)
  • Sucks (0)

Banding Together, Branding Together

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

“If a team is to reach its potential, each player must be willing to subordinate his personal goals to the good of the team.” At the 2013 Annual IEDC Conference, I attended a session entitled “Banding Together, Branding Together: Finding Common Ground through Regional Marketing”.  The focus of the session was to share real world […]

What do you think of this post?
  • Awesome (0)
  • Interesting (0)
  • Useful (0)
  • Boring (0)
  • Sucks (0)

IEDC 2013 Annual Meeting Day #2 Notes

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

For me, conferences are like little mental vacations: a chance to go visit an interesting place for a couple of days, and come back rested and refreshed with new ideas and perspectives. Erin McKean Another full day of meetings, both 1:1 and Conference sessions.  It is so great to catch up with people and learn […]

What do you think of this post?
  • Awesome (0)
  • Interesting (0)
  • Useful (0)
  • Boring (0)
  • Sucks (0)

IEDC 2013 Annual Meeting Day #1 Notes

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Wow, Day #1 was jam packed. I got to reconnect with a number of economic development thought leaders.  The conversations were informative and it is great to hear people are doing well.  I also got to attend a few of the sessions and moderate a lunch discussion that featured a presentation by Dr. Greg Smith […]

What do you think of this post?
  • Awesome (0)
  • Interesting (0)
  • Useful (0)
  • Boring (0)
  • Sucks (0)

What Is Wholesale Economic Development?

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Wholesale Economic Development By Rollie Cole, Mark Long, Isabel Cole I recently read a new book on economic development entitled Wholesale Economic Development.  One of the authors (Rollie Cole) has been a frequent contributor to the discussions I have started in LinkedIn Groups.  His perspective and experience is always educational and worth reading.  So, when […]

What do you think of this post?
  • Awesome (0)
  • Interesting (0)
  • Useful (0)
  • Boring (0)
  • Sucks (0)
SBA Blog