100 episodes

Explore topics related to transformational community leadership including economic development, non-profit engagement, organizational management, and policy development. It's a candid conversation with veterans of the economic development profession along with inspiring interviews of today's thought leaders.

Develop This: Economic and Community Development Develop This! Podcast

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Explore topics related to transformational community leadership including economic development, non-profit engagement, organizational management, and policy development. It's a candid conversation with veterans of the economic development profession along with inspiring interviews of today's thought leaders.

    DT #248: The Art and Science of Delegation

    DT #248: The Art and Science of Delegation

    We all know delegation is important, but that doesn't mean we do it well.
    It does not mean abandonment nor micromanagement.
    It does mean clarifying expectations, providing accountability and follow-up, and providing a bit of inspiration.
    In this episode, Dennis and Jason wax poetically about both the art and science of delegation.

    • 15 min
    DT #247: Having Trouble Balancing Political Pressure? Just Do Your Job with Mary Gage

    DT #247: Having Trouble Balancing Political Pressure? Just Do Your Job with Mary Gage

    In this business of economic development, balancing politics and priorities can be tough.  How should you get through it?
    Mary Gage says 'Just Do Your Job!'
    In this episode, recorded on site at the Mid America EDC Conference in downtown Chicago, Jason interviews Mary Gage, Vice President for Business and Community Development at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.  In addition to balancing priorities, they talk about the value of process in navigating an economic development deal.
    Special thanks to the Mid America EDC group for partnering with this podcast to record on-site at the annual Competitiveness Conference.
    Connect with Mary Gage
    Mid America EDC

    • 24 min
    DT #246: Harness the Power of Feedback with James Mayhew

    DT #246: Harness the Power of Feedback with James Mayhew

    Feedback is crucial to the success of any organization! James Mayhew is a business and leadership coach working with companies to harness the power of feedback.
    In this episode, James sits down with Andy to discuss how feedback needs to be honest, helpful, consistent, and timely. James will also reveal potential pitfalls and offer tips to ensure your feedback is both meaningful and effective.
    Connect with James Mayhew on Linkedin

    • 24 min
    DT #245: Sharing the Vision - Team Retreat Series Part 4

    DT #245: Sharing the Vision - Team Retreat Series Part 4

    Economic and community development is a team sport, and the team can make or break an organization.
    How do you get everyone on the same page?  The team retreat.
    In this episode, Jason continues in this series with a focus on sharing the vision.  During the team retreat, there needs to be a goal for the day.  This is the opportunity to acutely share that goal and that vision.
    Why do we do what we do? How should we evolve?  What is the true difference we make in the community.
    Appropriately sharing the vision ensures everyone on the team 'gets it'.  Making sure everyone understands the vision helps with goal setting and strategy discussion later in the day.

    • 17 min
    DT #244: Raising Money- Even When Times are Good with Horton Hobbs

    DT #244: Raising Money- Even When Times are Good with Horton Hobbs

    What do you do when things are good and investors reconsider their financial support?  In this episode, Dennis peels back the layers with Horton Hobbs, Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce in Ohio and their recent capital campaign.
    In this special variety show, they discuss challenges and opportunities in the Midwest, the benefits of an aligned Chamber of Commerce and EDO, and balancing job growth and workforce initiatives.
    They also discuss some of the challenges with traditional metrics, the need to continually focus on 'community' and raising the dollars necessary to move the needle.
    Connect with Horton Hobbs
    Greater Springfield, OH Chamber of Commerce
    Convergent Nonprofit Solutions

    • 28 min
    DT #243: Caffeinating Entrepreneurs with Nate Olson

    DT #243: Caffeinating Entrepreneurs with Nate Olson

    In this episode, Nate Olson, the co-founder of 1MillionCups, discusses entrepreneurial development and the importance of identifying entrepreneurs within your community. Nate’s experience in catalyzing small business growth in the Kansas City area will reveal tips and tricks that any EDO can apply to their future plan of work.
    “I’ll guarantee you this; if you bring 1MillionCups to your community, you’ll uncover many businesses that you didn’t know existed.”
    Connect with Nate Olson
    More about 1MillionCups

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

Souldrifter02 ,

Excellent Podcast for Those in Economic and Community Development

I recently became aware of this podcast at an IEDC conference and I’m so happy I did. The conversations and topics are very relevant to the work we do and the length of episodes is perfect. I will definitely be sharing it with my colleagues.

Psykoticgman ,

Awesome

Great industry podcast. Kudos to the guys for taking this on and providing the insights that we all benefit from.

Madigan1987 ,

Brilliant!

Extremely insightful podcast from some very knowledgeable and entertaining guys!

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