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  • Small Business Success
    CEED's 31st Annual Award Celebration
    On April 23rd, the Center for Empowerment and Economic Development (CEED) will recognize those individuals that have empowered others or receive empowerment from CEED for demonstrating outstanding commitment will supporting the small business...
  • Stone-faced
    Stone-faced
    How to make sure that you are doing the things it takes to grow your companyGrowing your company – or any business, requires change. But that change has to enable the company to move toward a specific goal. Beyond creating a strategic plan,...
  • Real joy real leadership
    Fake joy is not real leadership
    Whatever your leadership structure (elder, deacon, solo pastor), the church desperately needs to be led and shepherded in joy. Not that perfect teeth, perfect suit, “there is nothing ever wrong in my life” fake joy that quite often...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    The Future Has Come and Gone: You Just Missed It
    The fundamental difference between leading and leading innovation is simply this: there is no data on the future where breakthrough innovation happens. Try guessing what will be the hot consumer electronics item in three years or what miracle...
  • Seahawk wide receive Doug Baldwin Talks about Leadership
    Seahawk Doug Baldwin Gives 3 Keys to Leadership
    If you're wondering what a Seahawk does off season, here's a glimpse. He acts as a special guest speaker for the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce luncheon offering up tips on leadership. His audience: it's a mix of adults and local teens...
  • Burns & McDonnell
    Burns & McDonnell ranks No. 15 on Fortune's 2015 best companies to work for list
    Burns & McDonnell is the only Kansas City-area company to rank on this year's Fortune Best Companies To Work For list. The employee-owned engineering firm ranks No. 15, on this prestigious list, now in it's 18th year of partnering with...
  • Professional binder
    Pre-k teachers demonstrating leadership for standard one
    It is important for new pre-k teachers to have an understanding of how to document artifacts for their state teacher license teaching portfolio to move from one level to the next one in professional growth. The article will focus on Standard 1...
  • Daniel Burrus
    25 Game-Changing Hard Trends That Will Create Disruption and Opportunity
    No matter what industry you’re in, your company can’t survive without technology. From smart phones and tablets to mobile apps and cloud-based technology, there’s a plethora of technological advancements not only to keep track of...
  • 13 Most Common Behavior Patterns of Horrible Bosses
    13 Most Common Behavior Patterns of Horrible Bosses
    If you are a boss, you need to pay attention. If you work for a boss, you need to pay attention. All executives and emerging leaders who want to be excellent in their job have an advantage when they are pattern aware.This is the next step in...
  • George W. Bush and Michelle Obama
    Women's History Month honors generations of leaders who helped society
    Women across the globe celebrated International Women's Day on March 8, 2015. In the United States, Women’s History Month is a national celebration each March to honor generations of women whose promise to the environment and earth...
  • Daniel Burrus
    Technology is Transforming What and How We Learn
    Education and learn concept: pixelated words knowledge is powerIn today’s world of technology driven transformational change, it’s important to understand that: “If you received a PhD ten years ago, it only means you used to know...
  • Capt. Pat Kelly
    Capt. Pat Kelly retires after 20 years at the helm of Florida Guides Association
    The Florida Guides Association (FGA) held their annual meeting last weekend and elected a new president. At last years meeting, longtime president, Capt. Pat Kelly announced his retirement at the end of the 2014-15 year. The announcement provided...
  • In the Dark of the Night
    In the Dark of Night
    Not sure what is going on, maybe the cold weather in the East Coast. Maybe the drought in the West. I just know that in the morning when I check my emails there is always one or two that have been posted somewhere between 3 and 4 AM.This not the...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    The Inverse Innovation Cycle: How Failure Becomes Success
    There's something that leaders don't tell you about success. It occurs in a seemingly inverse order: after failure and then before it. It's the strange cycle that characterizes all innovation: the failure that comes with...
  • Earth
    Astronaut Ron Garan sets a call to action in The Orbital Perspective
    Astronaut Ron Garan wrote his new book, The Orbital Perspective, to communicate a call to action, and specifically, to help create a global movement -- a movement of inhabitants of planet Earth who are willing to set aside their differences and...