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  • The futurist: The “Great Barrier Backlash”

    In our increasingly fluid society, people and businesses that don’t feel welcome will leave. And they may not just leave the local community, ...

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  • Three simple tips for positive growth

    Too often, your relationship with yourself is toxic. What intonations do you use with yourself? Do you hold merciless expectations around your own performance? This ...

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  • Chef Laura: Don’t DIY

    Since I'm proficient in the kitchen, I can dice mirepoix for homemade soup before someone can Google the word mirepoix.  It's no ...

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  • Hiring trends on the horizon

    Forecasters were predicting better job growth for 2014, and March’s recent jobs report showed that the U.S. now has more private sector jobs ...

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  • The futurist: The next bold step in transportation

    As we look closely at the advances over the past couple decades, it’s easy to see that we are on the precipices of ...

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  • First of four myths about business success:

    Barbie. What better symbol of bland perfection? Perfect hair. Perfect make-up, perky boobs, great fashion.  If she could talk, she would always say exactly ...

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  • Failure Hall of Fame

     If you’ve got talent or at least a good dose of determination at whatever stirs your motivation, then you will naturally try ...

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  • Connecting the arts and business

    From startups to Fortune 100 companies, a growing number of businesses are leveraging creativity to rethink, restructure and reposition their leadership, collaboration, communication and innovation. To ...

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  • Don’t Dodd-Frank your business

    The best business environments are self-regulating or as close to self-regulating as you can get them. Ten-to-one reporting relationships are manageable and profitable when the ...

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  • Top 10 cold-calling mistakes

    Cold calling should be simple, right? Pick up your suit of armor to face all the rejections you'll hear in a day, keep your ...

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The futurist: The “Great Barrier Backlash”

Exposing the ethical gray zone

By Thomas Frey

Best of CoBiz: Six traits of top dogs

It's all about "command presence"

By Nicole Nago-Heckers

Three simple tips for positive growth

Try pruning in these areas

By Lauren Miller

(1) Reader Responses

CFOs: The C-suite’s big-picture guys

Add value through finance transformation

By Don Mailliard & Dave Barnett

Best of CoBiz: Nobody likes performance review surprises

...and other rules for success in life and business

By Laurence B. Valant

Chef Laura: Don’t DIY

Best to leave some things to the experts

By Laura Cook Newman

(5) Reader Responses

More about the next bold step in transportation

Need for speed? No problem!

By Thomas Frey

(1) Reader Responses

Best of CoBiz: Four great tips to handle difficult employees

If it's worth the effort, try these

By Derek Murphy

Hiring trends on the horizon

Employers are still cautious

By Lauren Sveen

The futurist: The next bold step in transportation

Getting your ride on: Personal Rapid Transit

By Thomas Frey

(2) Reader Responses

Real estate round up: Arrested development

Construction-liability law puts a freeze on condo construction

By Margaret Jackson

First of four myths about business success:

You have nothing to learn from Barbie

By Jane Miller

(1) Reader Responses

The pain imperative in sales

Solve it and sell it

By Gary Harvey

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Managing great expectations

Your magazine is great! By Magda King on 2014 04 21

Three simple tips for positive growth

Thanks for sharing your insight! Good stuff Lauren. Liz By liz wendling on 2014 04 18

Chef Laura: Don't DIY

Very insightful stuff. I'm going to use that SWOT analysis. By Mike on 2014 04 18

More about the next bold step in transportation

Too bad this didn't come along before all the money spent on Light Rail in the Denver area. By Diane Kraft on 2014 04 17

Chef Laura: Don't DIY

Financial planning is no joke. One of the biggest "you don't know what you don't know" areas of life. Also, does this mean you'll be going for the green Chef's jacket? By Ted on 2014 04 17

Chef Laura: Don't DIY

Laura, BOSTON!! You...Me, financial planning hints and a pub!! By Ruben on 2014 04 17

Chef Laura: Don't DIY

Good article. Your planner needs to limit his realm of expertise to finances and not expand into golf analogies. Even Tiger Woods doesn't want Tiger Woods' swing these days. By PF on 2014 04 17

Chef Laura: Don't DIY

Augusta? What happened to Cape Cod? LOL By Ta Tee on 2014 04 17

Five great ways to keep employees engaged

I forgot to mention, but if you're a manager who is unsure where to start when detailing someone's strengths and weaknesses, then you probably just need a refresher course on some options available. Sites like http://findaccountingsoftware.com/expert-advice/annual-employee-performance-reviews-why-they-still-matter-and-how-software-can-make-yours-better/ are a great starting point, but remember that the key point is that you speak directly to your employee as a person. They'll appreciate it. By Bucky House on 2014 04 16

Five great ways to keep employees engaged

I think a key thing we could conclude from your helpful pointers is the value of employee performance reviews. Being able to refocus any criticism about one's performance into a friendly chat with a superior about the right direction to take can be huge for someone's morale. By Bucky House on 2014 04 16
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