Learn tools to more effectively and purposefully engage with your customers, driving growth. Sept 12: BMA14 Global Conference Series at The Curtis Hotel. Keynote speaker Marcus Sheridan

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Many would argue that our visionary leaders have gone missing, leaving us with bosses and bottom line managers at the helm of our organizations. If it’s true that great leaders are not born but made, how do we go about making them to fill this gap? Warren Bennis said, “The process of becoming a leader is similar, if not identical, to becoming a fully integrated human being.” Both are “grounded in self-discovery.” I’m not sure that any of us can achieve “fully integrated human being” status, but certainly those who spend a lifetime working towards it make better leaders. What defines a great leader? By Kathleen Quinn Votaw

Boulder Creek Neighborhoods kept its focus this year, and that helped the home builder double revenues and add staff. That focus was on building what it calls “lock and leave” homes, for the demographic of active adult empty nesters. That’s a growing audience for the Louisville-based company. Baby boomers, famously, do not want what their parents did. While “silent generation” homeowners wanted to live their final years in their large, memory-filled houses, the 60-somethings of today are ready to exit their houses, not to mention their lawns. By Nora Caley

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As I told a businessman who said he only had time to pay attention to one statistic, the single most important piece of economic data is the employment figure. The United States economy added 288,000 jobs in June, the fifth consecutive month of gains exceeding 200,000. The unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent, continuing a decline that began in November 2009.  Clearly the economy is improving on the job front. But, is there more to the story? By Tucker Hart Adams

Attention: Top engineers!
Want to be listed as one of Colorado's Top Engineers in the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of ColoradoBiz? Submit the nomination form by Sept. 5!
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