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Transforming Five Economic Development Marketing Tactics from “Blah” to “Ah-Hah”

 June 27, 2014 by Jordan Robinson Looking for new business leads? Look no further than the site selection community—who have become supporters and valuable resources for economic developers looking to expand their project pipeline. So how can economic development professionals get on a site selector’s radar? Instead of sticking to the status quo, economic development

Change Management in Government

By Frank Ostroff When Hurricane Katrina engulfed New Orleans in the summer of 2005, the deaths, injuries, and damage to property that resulted were stark reminders of the cost to all of us when government at any level—federal, state, or local—does not perform as well as it should. The year before, the 9/11 Commission found that

How to Give Feedback People Can Actually Use

Over the last decade, I’ve conducted thousands of 360-degree feedback interviews with the colleagues of the leaders I coach. My goal with these sessions is to get a better sense of my clients’ strengths and weaknesses, but more often than not, the feedback isn’t particularly useful. How do you give feedback that helps someone learn

Your Company’s Culture is Who You Hire, Fire, & Promote

Part 1, The Performance-Values Matrix “The actual company values, as opposed to the nice-sounding values, are shown by who gets rewarded, promoted, or let go.” – Netflix Culture: Freedom & Responsibility Every time I walk into a new company I am advising, I invariably encounter a set of noble values that are prominently displayed on

Why 4 a.m. Is the Most Productive Hour – WSJ

Some people begin to work or tackle personal tasks before sunrise, aiming to find focus before distractions begin in the standard morning rush. Most people who wake up at 4 a.m. do it because they have to—farmers, flight attendants, currency traders and postal workers. Others rise before dawn because they want to. Russ Perry, the