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Guest Post: Three Questions Every Leader Should Ask Themselves in 2019

Guest author: Ryan McCarty, Culture of Good Leadership never results from obligatory subservience, but rather from a fostering of trust. One of the greatest litmus tests of authentic leadership is the degree to which those being led possess a confidence in who they are following. This trust is not an outcome of manipulation or coercion, but rather of exemplified authenticity. This quality is cultivated only in a servant leadership paradigm. A servant leader is [...]

May 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Foundation ‘Springs’ Into Action

Spring and summer 2019 are a busy time for the Indiana Chamber Foundation. A few of the highlights: The Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card will be released in early June. This biannual evaluation measures Indiana’s progress compared to the 49 other states on 65 metrics related to the 37 goals of the long-range economic development plan. The latest evaluation, including regional metrics, will be presented in a series of forums throughout the state. Business and community leaders will [...]

May 24th, 2019|

Survey Reveals Ongoing Challenges With Drug Use in the Workplace; State Issues Recovery Guidelines for Employers

Employers are grappling with their role in addressing the state's opioid and drug crisis, with a high percentage underestimating the impact on their own organizations, according to a new survey released yesterday by Indiana Workforce Recovery, the initiative of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Wellness Council of Indiana (WCI) that was formed in 2018 to assist employers.New resources, including important state workforce recovery guidelines and a supporting video toolkit to assist in their implementation, are [...]

May 21st, 2019|

Tech Talk: Two Decades of VC Focus

One of the more frequent topics in these weekly outreaches is venture capital. That only seems appropriate due to its vital role in growing entrepreneurship in our state. This week, the Indiana Chamber released a two-page impact analysis of the Indiana Venture Capital Study. Commissioned in 2000 by the Indiana Chamber Foundation, that report first documented our state falling behind in a key factor: attracting capital investment. Indiana Venture Capital Study: Then and Now [...]

May 20th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Tech Talk: ‘Kinetic’ In Action

Last Thursday, Elevate Ventures hosted its second annual Kinetic conference in Indianapolis. National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) President and CEO Bobby Franklin provided the keynote speech, delivering some welcoming and exciting news to those in attendance. He also shared a few policies for which the NVCA is advocating at the federal level. The following are a few takeaways from the conference and Franklin's presentation: Indiana was among the top states in the country in [...]

May 15th, 2019|