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   Today in ColoradoBiz Exclusives
Everyone wants to feel like they are doing a good job by meeting or exceeding expectations. But if the expectations are never clearly defined, employees are robbed of a sense of feeling good, and managers are unable to articulate what constitutes success. By Merit Gest
Many businesspeople have great plans for how they might get involved or which group of people they’d most like to help. But analysis paralysis often sets in when such professionals try to find the time to devote to some worthy cause. By Jon Treter 
Best of CoBiz: The invisible obstacle to success
If you were building a fire, would you pour water on it? Not if you knew that's what you were doing. Many of us work on building our inspiration, motivation and passion (our fire) and then subconsciously douse it. By TC North 
   ColoradoBiz EXTRA
I strongly believe that a founder should be able to explain what they do in three sentences: (1) what we do, (2) who we do it to, and (3) why you should care. Sometimes this can be two sentences; sometimes four, but never more than a paragraph. By Brad Feld
Do you know a great CEO?
ColoradoBiz is accepting nominations for CEO of the Year. The winner, along with 24 finalists from small-, medium- and large-size companies, will be profiled in the December ColoradoBiz. The award is based on personal and/or company achievement, and community involvement. Obstacles surmounted are also considered. 
Email nominations to Editor Mike Taylor at  by Friday, Oct. 26. 
Community Calendar
Find out more about Mastering the Rockefeller Habits Workshop on Nov. 14. And check out ColoradoBiz's other events or submit your own.

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TopCo finalist: Swingle
CEO Tom Tolkacz talks about what has made Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care a ColoradoBiz Top Company finalist for 2012. 
  The Association for Corporate Growth
Save the date! Find out more about ACG's Monthly Luncheons featuring top business pros. Don't miss these events! Plus -- read the latest ACG news. And check out ACG's 2012 Special Section!   
 ColoradoBiz Podcasts
Guess who's turning 40 in 2013?
Publisher Bart Taylor chats with Business Unconventional hosts Dean Rotbart and David Biondo about ColoradoBiz Magazine's upcoming anniversary.  
 See more CoBiz stories on Channel 7
KMGH Channel 7 and ColoradoBiz  collaborate on stories that explore how business affects your life. Find them online at  


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