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Develop This: Economic and Community Development

Mar 29, 2019

In this episode, Dennis and Jason summarize the month that was including their takeaways from interviews with Marty Vanagas, Dr. Keith Sawyer, and Katy Trost.  They also talk a bit more about trade shows and stress on the job.  Hear some feedback from Wayne in Iowa and Caroline from Georgia.

Mar 27, 2019

The economic development profession is continuing to evolve due in large part to political forces, but it is difficult to know exactly how it will change.

Jay Garner with Garner Economics is back one last time to provide some thoughts on the future of the economic development industry.

In this episode, Dennis digs in to...

Mar 25, 2019

It is important to set aggressive yet achievable goals for your organization.  But what about stretch goals?  How do they differ from 'regular' or 'traditional' goals?  Will they cause panic or will they motivate your group to achieve more than anyone thought possible?

in this episode, Dennis provides some tips for...

Mar 22, 2019

If you are looking to make a critical hire, consider using a professional recruiter.  The work we do in this business is vitally important, and having the right talent on the bus is key.

In this episode, Jason provides some tips and strategies for working with a professional recruiter to fill a key position.  He...

Mar 20, 2019

We absolutely must run more effective meetings.  Ineffective meetings waste time, disrupt your day, and demoralize the participants.

How can we get better? In this episode, Dennis interviews Katy Trost, a high performance coach accredited by the International Coach Federation and a contributor to Forbes magazine.