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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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  • Chef Laura: Take me out to the ball game

    Last week, I gave a friend a ride to the Colorado Rockies’ Opening Day.  If I didn’t know any better, I ...

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Three simple tips for positive growth

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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

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More about the next bold step in transportation

Need for speed? No problem!

By Thomas Frey

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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

Sports biz: Preseason baseball 2014

Color it Dodger blue

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Failure Hall of Fame

Check out its famous members

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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

The futurist: The next bold step in transportation

Advertising for the 1970 vote in Denver authorizing mass transit promised PRT, but we got dirty diesel buses instead? By John Tahoe on 2014 04 16

The futurist: The next bold step in transportation

maybe you have missed it, but the economy of the WORLD is in free fall. so no one will invest in the futuristic non-sense these men are talking about. WE the USA is as a result of the politicians that have come along for the past 115 years are now in reverse towards times that existed before the industrial revolution. manufacturing in all areas is gone and it is not going to come back! we have no one left from the time we did have manufacturing here to teach the youth of America, and the school system is so bad they don't know how to learn. the end result is the world doesn't need to go faster as you seem to think, it has to TAKE STOCK OF ITSELF. but the elected leaders haven't a clue as to how to do that. By jerry wigutow on 2014 04 16

First of four myths about business success:

The assumptions about bosses in the article are offensive to say the least. Sounds like the author has some personal issues that need to be worked out. Really?, the boss has a wife and three kids? His wife walks around with poop on her sleeve and does not flirt with him so he has to look elsewhere in the office for Barbie? What does Barbie do when her boss is a woman? Oh oh! Looks like her "flirting" and "wet tee shirt" sweater aren't going to work this time! Since when does Barbie have good eye contact and listening skills? I didn't learn listening skills and eye contact from an office bimbo and suggesting that we have something to learn from Barbie (or an office bimbo) is ridiculous. It's hard enough breaking down stereotypes and getting equal pay for equal work for women, without having someone perpetuate the stereotypes, much less telling us we have something to learn from them! By Elizabeth on 2014 04 15
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