America’s future relies on others like you to create a dynamic economy. It’s a big responsibility to shoulder that weight, but you are not alone. You are part of America’s Jobs Team! You know, as do we, that the business of creating jobs is hard work requiring more than just a little bit of elbow grease. Deep industry knowledge, community and workforce familiarity, a keen understanding of how incentives impact corporate financials, an ability to form deep relationships and create unity, and perseverance are all necessary. Over the years, the Consultant Connect team has developed a war chest full of experiences and partnerships that we draw on daily to do our work. We always want to outdo our best and bet you do too!
Episode 112: What Are 6 Characteristics of Messaging to Improve Communication?
“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” —George Bernard Shaw Is your team struggling with missed deadlines or long back-and-forth email chains getting nowhere? Are there conflicts between team members? Is the team morale less than ideal? These things (and many more) are often caused by ineffective communication. […]
Episode 111: Do You Take Every Event as a Learning Opportunity? | Adam Hess, CSX
“Learning the positives and negatives is so critical for every body, as long as you take away something” —Adam Hess Have you noticed that trends that were on the horizon were accelerated during the last 12 months? How have different areas of economic development been impacted by the pandemic? Adam Hess talks about how the […]
Episode 110: Do You Know the Team Phase Most Likely to Mess Up a Team’s Dynamic?
“We all want to be a part of teams that are healthy and productive, and it takes leadership to do it.” —Carla Sones Have you witnessed a team in your organization come together and start off rocky? Which team phase is most likely to break a good team’s dynamics? Economic development organizations are constantly putting […]
Episode 109: How Do We Move Forward After a Year of Shifting? | Chris Strayer, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
“We’re helping people improve their lives and creating a better economy for them so they can be successful.” —Chris Strayer What has the last 12 months looked like for Economic Development Organizations and Chambers? Have you experienced the constant shifting in work to meet needs? The workplace is ever-changing and we are all feeling it. […]
Episode 108: Is Unhealthy Team Tension Creating Dysfunction within Your Workplace?
“When you get to a place where there is some healthy tension there, you can make ideas better.” —Carla Sones Have you ever been in a meeting with the business attraction and marketing teams and felt the tension? We see this all of the time between the team that produces the materials to sell and […]
Episode 107: What Is One Skill That Is Crucial to Economic Development? | Lora Steele, Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership and EmployIndy
“Economic development is everything, everything is economic development.” —Lora Steele When you think of economic development, what do you think is one of the most powerful skills to have? If you thought about the power of relationships, you’re right on the money! No matter what hurdle we are facing, the first step most of us […]
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