Archive for the ‘Leadership’ Category

5-E Leadership Model As A Diagnostic Or Planning Tool

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Leadership is not wielding authority it’s empowering people. Quote attributed to Becky Brodin Leading can be a challenge, whether it is in regard to leading people or leading a project. In some respects leading is like casting with a fly rod. The basics can be learned reasonably fast, but mastery takes a lifetime. It helps […]

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

How To Be A Great Coach

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough they don’t want to. Quote attributed to: Richard Branson Okay, so now you a Marketing Manager. This means you are a very strong marketer who now has the responsibility to develop people’s skills. Now is the time to make an even broader impact on your organization.  This is […]

What do you think of this post?
  • Awesome (0)
  • Interesting (1)
  • Useful (0)
  • Boring (0)
  • Sucks (0)

Kara Wood Talks About Regionalism – 40 Under 40 Winner

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Kara Wood leads the city of Grand Rapids’ economic development efforts and guides community business leaders in the advancement of the city’s economic growth through public-private partnerships and assists developers in implementing a variety of development finance incentives. In addition, she advocates for legislative issues to support economic development in the West Michigan region. Kara […]

What do you think of this post?
  • Awesome (1)
  • Interesting (3)
  • Useful (1)
  • Boring (1)
  • Sucks (1)

Getting Things Done In Alliances

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

As the world gets increasingly complex, alliances become more and more necessary to effectively compete. But, alliance management can be pretty tricky business.

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

David Gilford Talks About The Future Of ED – 40 Under 40 Winner

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

David Gilford is Vice President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the City’s primary engine for economic growth. As Director of Urban Innovation & Sustainability, David oversees programs that support the infrastructure, energy, smart cities and clean technology sectors, including developing the Urban Future Lab incubator and the RISE : NYC resiliency technologies […]

Alan Tio Interview – 40 Under 40 Winner

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Alan Tio is currently Senior VP for the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.  In his role, Alan leads teams involved in business development, marketing and regional initiatives.  His focus is strengthening Brand Indiana.  Prior to this assignment, Alan was President of the Whitley County Economic Development Group.  I had an opportunity to get to know Alan […]

Madison Silvert Interview – 40 Under 40 Winner

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

Madison Silvert, J.D., AICP is President and CEO of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation.  The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation is the primary economic development office for the Owensboro region. Greater Owensboro is the business, retail, medical and cultural hub of the western Kentucky region. It is located on the Ohio River in northwest Kentucky. […]

What do you think of this post?
  • Awesome (1)
  • Interesting (0)
  • Useful (0)
  • Boring (0)
  • Sucks (0)

Andrew Duffell Interview – DCI 40 Under 40 Winner

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Another issue economic developers are going to have to address and then communicate about is what the definition of economic development is.

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

Liz Hayden Interview – DCI 40 Under 40 Winner

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Liz Hayden is a Business Development Specialist for the City of Hamilton, Ohio, and a 2015 DCI 40 Under 40 Award recipient.  The 40 Under 40 Award is a peer recognition of people who have achieved a high level of success in economic development.  These are young leaders who are judged to have raised the bar […]

What do you think of this post?
  • Awesome (0)
  • Interesting (2)
  • Useful (0)
  • Boring (0)
  • Sucks (0)

The Secret To Success – It Is All About YOU

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Fortune Favors The Prepared Mind  Quote attributed to Louis Pasteur One of the important things I learned in my professional career is that success comes to the prepared. Certainly there is an element of luck involved, after all your skills must be required and seen by managers making staffing decisions. But, you can’t control the […]

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