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Joel DiGirolamo

Lexington, KY - Excitement is in the air. The University of Kentucky has a new leader, Dr. Eli Capilouto. His face is the one we will soon associate with the university as a new era unfolds. We eagerly await glimpses... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Is the inability to agree on a federal budget and threat of a government shutdown a productive, yet cruel, game of chicken or a sign of abject dysfunction? Let's dive in to see how the current conflict... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Ever since Tunisian fruit vendor Mohammed Bouazizi set himself afire on Dec. 17, 2010, images of protest and violence from many Middle Eastern countries and have blackened our television screens. That... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Have you noticed how some workers have thrived in our uncertain work environment while others have succumbed? Surprisingly, there are actions you can take to help your team members thrive amid ambiguity... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Quiz question: How is the leadership style of Louis Gerstner different from that of Lee Iacocca? These leaders facilitated two of the most dramatic corporate turnarounds of the last quarter century. They... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Sally, have you gone soft?" Fred blurted. "Never admit to a mistake. You want people to think you're weak?""But Fred, don't you understand? By admitting a mistake, you show the team that you're... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Stereotyping and prejudice are human behaviors that tend to have negative connotations. However, by understanding group dynamics, we can discover two powerful tools to harness group energy, enhancing... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Business

Lexington, KY - "Sally, you don't seem to understand. If we don't make payroll at the end of this month there won't be any need for a five-year plan," Fred retorted."I hear you, Fred, but we'll get through this... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Business

Lexington, KY - "Sally, I can't seem to get these kids enthused about their work. They just want to come here, sit in their chair, send text messages to their friends, talk on their cell phones, get a little bit of work... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Business

Lexington, KY - I think we've all met someone who is highly intelligent but unable to communicate with us mere mortal beings who have IQs of about 100. Companies want to hire smart people, but they need to be able to... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:06 PM Business

Lexington, KY - But Fred, our workers need direction now more than ever. They're looking for us to provide leadership to help navigate through this downturn," Sally exclaimed."Yeah, I hear you, Sally, but the... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:00 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Our city is the midst of a transformation: nurturing creative talent to cultivate a knowledge-based industry. What can you do to foster the creativity of your teams? Research has shown that many elements... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:00 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Every organization has a culture-by default or intention-and that culture can sometimes mean the difference between phenomenal success and a death spiral. Toss a merger or acquisition into the mix and... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:00 PM Business

Lexington, KY - "But Fred, don't you see how this market is shifting? The devices with NU technology will soon be the only ones consumers want. If we don't get it into our products as quickly as possible, we're going... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:00 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Would you like to improve your effectiveness as a leader? Observing your own behavior is a good place to start.It's not as easy as it sounds. I have frequently come across people who, while very... more

Mar 2, 2012 6:00 PM Business

Lexington, KY - I attended one of the recent debates between the coal interests and Kentucky environmentalists or activists, and I was struck by one comment: that we will never be able to bridge this divide. I believe... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:59 PM Business

Lexington, KY - It's Friday afternoon and you're ready to slow down the pace. Another hectic week trying to keep your job, trying to keep your employees on the payroll and the cash flow positive. Checking into the latest... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:59 PM Business

Glancing behind, Andy saw no one on their trail. Turning to Brad, he finally felt free to speak.Lexington, KY - "Well, that was a pretty intense meeting," he said. "I can understand Phil wanting to go in... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:59 PM Business

Lexington, KY - Andy glanced up as he saw Brad enter his office."Quick question for you," Brad said. "You know the Java programmer I picked up from you about four months ago?""Yeah, why?""Were you... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:59 PM Business

Lexington, KY - What do you get when you combine Kentucky hospitality with technology? Answer: a renewed spirit of entrepreneurship. I, along with many others sense a palpable desire to nurture new ventures in the Bluegrass... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:44 PM Business