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   Today in ColoradoBiz Update
Time for a cattle prod -- or an encouraging word?
A CEO I know told his board that his company would miss quarterly and annual targets. His business model depends on consumer preferences and in his world, you win some and you lose many. Luckily, his board of directors didn’t throw a temper tantrum. By Todd Ordal

Higher interest rates and a stronger economy
The ability of companies to make profits and pay dividends are proof of a healthy economy. Indeed, earnings on S&P 500 companies have been improving consistently since mid-2009.  And modestly higher interest rates are a positive consequences of a growing economy. Just ask any saver. By Bob Van Wetter

Woe is the Colorado
The Colorado River has the regrettable designation as the nation’s most endangered river, according to the advocacy group American Rivers. By 2050, scientists predict the flow of the river – which runs through seven states – will decrease by as much as 30 percent. By Maria Martin

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Leadership success: A matter of degree
Leaders must have the emotional intelligence to guide stakeholder relationships, competence to exert power and influence wisely and ethically, confidence to make decisions with less-than-perfect information, and courage to embrace change. By Meg Shuff

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