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I’ve heard it said that leaders are born and I’ve heard it said that leadership is learned. It’s probably a little of both.Continue reading
Washington’s support is critical in protecting the only sector that demonstrated job gains, in Arizona and in Tucson in 2010.”
Last week I had the opportunity to share my opinion on some of the key decisions that the Super Committee is grappling with that could have a lasting impact on our community and our state. Southern Arizona and especially Tucson is leading in bringing life changing innovation to the world. This is what I shared as seen in Inside Tucson Business
“Next Wednesday, Nov. 23, is the deadline when the Congressional “super committee” is supposed to present its cohesive cost-savings plan. This 12-member panel, among them Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., has been grappling with the monumental task of slashing $1.5 trillion from the federal budget for months.
At times like these, when the need for innovation, is greater than ever, the SBIR and STTR Programs hold the keys to the growth of new and innovative products in the U.S. small business sector. Funding through SBIR and STTR awards provides critical support for new discoveries in both the small business and university research communities across 11 key Federal Agencies and unlocks the vault to bring out new innovations right here at home.
By Joan Koerber-Walker, President and CEO, AZBio – The Arizona BioIndustry Association and Chairman of CorePurpose, Inc.
These days tales of economic vitality are few and far between making Arizona’s bioscience sector an inspiration to all as the nation focuses on jobs and economic recovery.
What is real? What is perception? These questions and the answers to them shape our work life, our personal life, and the world around us.
In business, perception is the basis of our brand, the root of our strategic vision, and the foundation of our team’s commitment to achieving it.
In life, how we perceive ourselves and others shapes our decisions, our relationships and our ability to succeed.
Last week I ran into an old friend who has been helping bridge the gap between reality and perception for a number of years as both a trial lawyer and later as an advisor to some of the worlds largest and most successful corporations. We chatted about his newest project, a film that illustrates the importance of answering these questions.
I spend a quite a bit of my time with with innovators and entrepreneurs these days. As CEO of the Arizona BioIndustry Association or AZBio as we say, I get to connect with teams that are researching and developing products for a better world… Sustainable Health (and health care) , more plentiful food, greener energy… pretty heady stuff. My job’s not nearly as sexy. Here at AZBio our job is ground support, providing opportunities for them to connect and engage with each other, pulling together educational and support resources and sharing their stories. Our job is not to change the world. Our job at AZBIO is to support them so that they can.
If you are working on growing your business, you can expect to hear talk about the importance of building a brand. There are branding companies, branding consultants, branding experts, branding strategists, and so on and so on. All of them want to help you grow your business by creating a brand presence in the mind of your current and future customers.
Whether you are a beginner or a pro, when it comes to winning in the innovation game, sometimes you need that extra edge.Continue reading
Leaders wear many hats. Good ones are visionaries, coaches, cheerleaders and trailblazers. Yet when times get tough or change happens, the chief role of a leader becomes that of a trouble shooter with the responsibility for preparing the team for immediate action. As they say in the movies…It’s time to lock and load.