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   Today in ColoradoBiz Update
Tune out the noise
I often ask execs I coach to reflect on what they’re hearing — from their organization, their board, their investors, their competitors, the market — and identify critical messages. Guess right, and you cross the finish line in the lead. Guess wrong – and you crash. By Todd Ordal

Align words with actions or risk your rep
I occasionally mess up, and when I do, I own it, apologize and learn from it. But it stuns and amazes me when others assert strong style/values/culture and then consistently have their actions not line up with their words. By Brad Feld

Diversity Corporation of the Year finalist: Geocal
In a line of work characteristically dominated by white males, 24 years ago Ronald Vasquez established his leading geotechnical engineering, construction and mechanical testing firm – consistently and diligently including minorities and females on his small team. By Gigi Sukin

   ColoradoBiz EXTRA                                                     
The Economist: Back to the pesky immigration issue
It’s been three years since I’ve written about the immigration issue and the need for reform. Although legislation is pending in Congress, we are no nearer a solution than we were back in 2010. The answers to the issue are so simple! By Tucker Hart Adams

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UMB's Marti Brust
ColoradoBiz's Gigi Sukin talks with UMB Bank Senior Vice President Marti Brust about her role as a wealth advisor.

Looking for Colorado's best and brightest!
Know any 21- to 39-year-olds who are making a difference in their companies while making a difference in the lives of others? Nominate them today! The Top 25 finalists are featured in our October issue and at our Sept. 25 GenXYZ event at Mile High Station. Deadline for submission is Aug. 2, 2013.
We want your execs!
Got a new CEO, CFO, COO, CIO, president or veep? Send us the announcement and a headshot, and we'll send out your C-suite news! Email

Find out more about The Diversity in Business reception on July 24. And check out ColoradoBiz's other events or submit your own.
 ColoradoBiz Podcasts

Guess who turns 40 this year?
A chat with the Business Unconventional hosts about ColoradoBiz Magazine's 40th anniversary.
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