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  • The beauty of a routine

    Routinized work has gotten a bad reputation. I readily admit I couldn’t spend all day on an assembly line and be happy. Even ...

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  • Sales reality check: Excuses, excuses

    The telephone sits on your desk, quietly waiting to take your message to some lucky person buried deep in the spreadsheet of names you have ...

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  • Real estate: Labor pains

    Cranes dotting the skyline are a sure sign that Colorado’s construction industry and overarching economy is improving from the devastation of the 2007-2009 ...

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  • Three tips to help you stand outside of overwhelm

    Do you ever feel steamrolled by the craziness of life, which seems to explode in spite of your attempts to keep the peace? Stress is ...

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  • How to get your IP in order before a sale or investment

    If your company is considering a sale or investment in the near or medium term, there are a number of actions you can take now ...

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  • The futurist: 44 mind-blowing “situational futuring” scenarios

    Last week, I got into a discussion with a friend about the concept of self-contained water. If you think in terms of picking up a ...

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  • When passion drives profits

    Profitability stems from service to our communities and employees. It’s a circle of life, and I appreciate those who are dedicated to making ...

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  • Top 10 goal-setting mistakes

    Most managers fall short in their goal-setting process. Consequently, their teams are much less likely to achieve their goals. Here are 10 common goal-setting mistakes and ...

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  • Do you have an exit strategy?

    You might think that your existing management team will buy your company when you are ready to leave. You may have even had this discussion ...

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  • Making pigs fly

    A friend expressed frustration with his company the other day. When I queried him about his frustration, he summed it up by saying that they ...

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The beauty of a routine

Get it on the calendar

By Todd Ordal

Tech startup: PrintReleaf

By Eric Peterson

Where are all the Colorado PBCs?

Some states registered more in just one day

By Dan Shah & Kerby Meyers

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Sales reality check: Excuses, excuses

Is there really a bad time to pick up the phone?

By Sam Dobbins

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Real estate: Labor pains

Building surge leaves contractors scrambling for workers

By Margaret Jackson

Perks and benefits of outsourcing

Is it right for your business?

By Ben Walker

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Three tips to help you stand outside of overwhelm

Choose calm and confidence instead

By Lauren Miller

How to get your IP in order before a sale or investment

Save time and resources

By Lindsay Silber

When passion drives profits

And culture leads to success

By Erin Gibbs

Top 10 goal-setting mistakes

...and how to fix them

By Bob and Gregg Vanourek

Marijuana and mold

Issues for landlords

By Jeff Bacheller

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Making pigs fly

Here's a clue - trying to be succinct: If you set metrics that DO NOT align with where the organizational mission and goals are headed, the people trying to hit their metric marks will necessarily get off track. Metrics are not an end. They are the means to an end. Everything has to be hooked up correctly. Like so many other potential "red herrings" in a trendy toolbox, metrics can lead you astray. Not understanding why and how to measure what you are doing can lead to a consequential result that is just as bad as not doing what you're supposed to be doing... By Diana Royce Smith on 2014 07 14

Making pigs fly

Thanks, Stephen. Leaders are action oriented, but it often pays to slow the game down and plan before acting so that you are solving for the right problem. Cheers By Todd Ordal on 2014 07 14

The best advice I ever received came from a former boss

Pat, 100% agreement. In my sales training programs we have a rule, " no salesperson ever listened themselves out of a sale!" By gary harvey on 2014 07 14

Making pigs fly

It is interesting that so often we hear people say I don't have any choice I need to ... I think you've hit the nail on the head. Before you take an action be sure up know what the problem is. By Stephen Moulton on 2014 07 14

Four roadblocks to weight loss

A printer friendly version would be great ! jk By Jean Kane on 2014 07 13

The futurist: Countdown to the crash

Worshiping at the Altar of Technology can be as reality distorting as any other myths humans have created. I did not see the depth of automated trading problems until you explained. Unfortunately, most proposed "solutions" are tainted by political, trade, or economic propaganda. By john Tahoe on 2014 07 10

Rundles wrap up: Prepare for fracking fatigue

Great article! Wonderful that fracking creates so many jobs. I am not sure how those people will be able to work when there is no planet to go to work on. Really? We are told fracking is good because it creates jobs. So go ahead, destroy the environment as long as we make money! Totally illogical thinking. Greed over everything in this country, including the health of the planet and the people living on it. By Elizabeth on 2014 07 10

Drama works at the office

"How to avoid becoming 'that girl'"? Would have been better to say "that person", I have known males that have caused the same havoc. Gossip is something that hurts the company at all levels, and it appears to be gender inclusive. By Debbie on 2014 07 08

Crafty bean scene

City Bakery Cafe mentioned above, uses ink! Coffee. ink! is a Roaster/Retailer founded in 1994 with 10 Specialty coffee cafes and numerous wholesale accounts. It is a major partner of Socially Conscious Coffee, a program supporting coffee harvesters children in Brazil. By keith on 2014 07 08

Crafty bean scene

28 years ago, one of my first clients was a woman who complained to me that her Italian home espresso machine couldn't create the same Americano she got from the local barista. Her beans were high quality, fresh and ground to perfection. The mechanical elements of her conveyance worked without a hitch. Missing key ingredient: pure water. By The Big Drip on 2014 07 07
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