Posts Tagged ‘self branding’

Racial Differences in Achieving The American Dream

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.  It is deeply rooted in the American Dream. quote attributed to Martin Luther King Jr. An Analysis of American Dream Composite Index Data (calendar 2013 – 2015) The American Dream Composite Index […]

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Generational Differences In Achieving The American Dream

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

A dream doesn’t become a reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Quote attributed to Colin Powell   An Analysis of American Dream Composite Index Data (calendar 2013 – 2015) The American Dream Composite Index (ADCI) study is “a unique and robust measure of American sentiment”. The study is conducted monthly by […]

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What Is Your American Dream?

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth. Quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln The American Dream is something many people talk about authoritatively, but few actually know what it is.  The Media compounds this lack of understanding by being all over […]

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How To Control A Run Away Budget

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Where you are today is the sum of every choice you have ever made.  If you don’t like where you are, start making different choices. I recently participated in an interesting discussion with an elected official on the best way to control rising budget expenditures. My position was to adopt a zero-based budget approach and […]

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Where Has Media Integrity Gone? [National Survey Results]

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money. Quotation attributed to: A.J. Liebling Research Background My personal hypothesis is the Media has become part of the problem in the U.S.. Rather than providing unbiased reporting of the news, the Media increasingly creates the news.  In […]

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Bridging The Gap Between Social Media and Economic Development (Infographic)

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

We do not have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it. Quote attributed to: Erik Qualman While we consider social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to be unique and new, the reality behind it all, is that these websites are merely an evolution of discussion […]

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How To Constructively Resolve Conflict

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas. Quote attributed to: Donatella Versace Unfortunately in the practice of economic development conflict is inevitable. Addressing it is part of the job. Unfortunately, conflict makes many economic development professionals feel uncomfortable and (as a result) it is too often avoided. But, avoiding the problem doesn’t resolve it. In […]

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How To Have A Winning Interview

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Make Your Life A Story Worth Telling First, let me make it clear I am not a Human Resource Manager or even an expert on the job interview process.  My thoughts on the subject come from my years as a P&G executive.  In that role, I conducted hundreds of both first interviews on campus and […]

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Emotion – The Secret Tool For Economic Development

Sunday, March 6th, 2016

If your community does not have an emotional benefit in your brand promise, you are going to lose. I appreciate that many “old school” economic development professionals will disagree.  Instead of leveraging an emotional benefit, they prefer to focus on traditional quantitative numbers requested in RFPs and cash incentives to succeed.  They will tell you […]

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A Leadership Challenge For You

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Our behavior is governed by principles.  Living in harmony with them brings positive consequences; violating them brings negative consequences. Quote attributed to Stephen Covey I recently watched Robert McDonald give testimony to the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee regarding the VA’s strategic plan to improve medical service. Bob is now the 8th United States Secretary of Veterans […]

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