Spotlight Louisiana: Honoring LED’s Growth Network

28 Mar, 2018
When we began hosting the National Center for Economic Gardening, Louisiana was one of the first states to come on board. And over the years it’s become one of our strongest ...

Leadership lessons from Joe Maddon

27 Feb, 2018
A great read from Tom Verducci, “The Cubs Way” examines a number of changes that transformed the Cubs organization, including Joe Maddon’s leadership style. Many of Maddon’s principles have particular relevance ...

Managing yourself: Achieving equilibrium in an electronic age

21 Feb, 2018
Work-life balance has become a big buzzword in today’s society. And though data doesn’t necessarily show that Americans are working more hours today, we often feel that way...

Into the woods: managing for environmental diversity

24 Jan, 2018
Dan Wyant takes a look at the foundation's biennial timber harvest, which plays a major role in controlling the types of trees that grow at Big Rock Valley.

The unexpected success: How narrowly focusing on specific goals could harm your community

16 Jan, 2018
During my trip to Tuscany I looked forward to seeing beautiful gardens and window boxes. But the sight of flowers growing straight out of a brick wall was unexpected...

The optimistic organization: Leadership lessons from neuroscience

9 Jan, 2018
Optimism is no soft skill as the human brain is wired to be negative. Yet people can use their minds to restructure their brains — and reap the benefits of ...

Green Electrical Supply

9 Jan, 2018
“Economic Gardening is a phenomenal resource,” says Richard Osterhout. “The research will have a significant impact on our company not only today, but also in the future.”

Move over buffalos, there’s a new kid in town

1 Nov, 2017
Supporting and growing a community’s existing business base may not sound as powerful as hunting buffalo, but it results in real, not promised, jobs.

GLLA road trip: Seeing exceptional leadership in action

23 Oct, 2017
As a member of GLLA’s governing board, I recently had the opportunity to join participants on a 10-day bus trip through the Southeast...

Bite Me! Inc.

18 Oct, 2017
“This is unlike any other business assistance I’ve received before,” says Deborah Tuggle. “With Economic Gardening, you get results.”