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Growing Up KC
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Market Facing Leadership
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Crisis Leadership from Former Medtronic CEO Bill George
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Gazelle Tracks
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Fresh Octane - Business Leadership Tour
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International Investments in the Dark Corners of the Global Economy
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Profits are the Only Thing
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German Solar Energy and Technology Leader Focuses on Growing Midwest Market

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Growing up KC

We are currently a key player in a national press tour and business leadership exchange. The program is a showcase platform to highlight distinguished business leaders across a number of major metros throughout the United States.

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Gazelle Tracks

So what are Gazelle Tracks™ and what are “Gazelles.”  Before we answer that, let’s discuss a few pertinent questions. Where to we grow from here?   Who’s growing who, and how?  Who’s touting who, and why?  Who will be driving growth over the next two to five years.  And more importantly how and while. We’re looking […]

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Crisis Leadership from Former Medtronic CEO Bill George

While pundits and experts are churning out a plethora of books analyzing the causes of the 2008 economic crisis, it’s refreshing to find a practical book that provides some good thinking on how to manage for success in crisis situations. In his new book, “7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis,” Harvard Business School Professor and […]

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Portraits of Leadership

“Lead, follow or get out of the way.”  Thomas Paine While Lee Iacocca and others may claim credit for the quote above, it was first spoken by Thomas Paine, famous revolutionary and author of “Common Sense. “  It’s truer now than ever before. It’s been fun through my career to witness many great business leaders […]

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Derailed: Five Lessons Learned From Catastrophic Failures of Leadership

There must be a million books out there on leadership. And whether we’re aspiring leaders or analytical followers, leadership is something that we all have an opinion on. As a result, books about the great leadership successes draw us like magnets. But Tim Irwin, Ph.D., looks at the discussion of leadership from the opposite perspective—leadership […]

Profits are the Only Thing

Pssssst! Do you own your own business? Are profits hurting a little in this current economy? Well I’ve got this guy I want you to meet. His name is George Cloutier. He’s a Harvard grad that Business Week dubbed a “Turnaround Ace” and his focus has always been on small business. Actually, you may not […]

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International Investments in the Dark Corners of the Global Economy

You and I fret over how to balance our investment dollars in a SEP or an IRA. Meanwhile, Robert P. Smith has his bags packed for Damascus, Syria to measure that country’s investment potential. That’s why he is portrayed as the “Indiana Jones” of international finance. “Give me a country that is at war because […]