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Leader, know thyself

Self-awareness is fundamental to effective leadership. Cultivating self-awareness has been cited as one of the most critical capabilities for leaders to develop. With that...

Rebranding – Why we are changing to Growthland

Branding is critical to a business. It is your identity, sets you apart from the competition and presents a memorable impression. Successful branding stems...

Supporting local chambers means supporting local businesses

Local chambers of commerce are our nation’s strongest small business advocates, providing a voice for thousands of communities across America. When businesses succeed, communities...

Hello burnout my old friend

Early in my career, a supervisor once said to me, “Always say yes.” This came in response to me saying “no” to someone in...

Rural areas make up Iowa’s soul

Relaxing with a cup of coffee at Madeline’s in Riverside, Iowa, you could hear Morgan Rodgers chatting with customers one recent August morning. She...

Consumer connection: October is Financial Planning and Retirement Security Month

October is both Financial Planning and Retirement Security Month. Creating a financial plan during your working years ensures a solid foundation for a secure...

COVID funds are flowing

Unfortunately, now isn’t the time to question the massive amounts of COVID monies allocated by the federal government in the American Rescue Plan Act...

Questionable journalism

I’ll never forget the calm but firm dressing down I once received as a cub reporter at the NBC affiliate in Lubbock after covering...

Meeting the challenge for talent amid the COVID-19 pandemic

We are still in the war with COVID-19 and variants of the illness. Most of the news is negative, with plenty of talk about...

MFG Day 2021 inspires next generation of makers

On Oct. 1, The Manufacturing Institute and the National Association of Manufacturers officially kicked off the ninth annual day dedicated to inspiring the next...

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