provide an excellent example of how communities can form successful
private-public partnerships for acquiring new stadiums. But who
should pay: teams, taxpayer, or both? If your city or region is
looking to develop a major stadium, here is a generic model anyone
can use, with all of the recipes and lists to follow that are needed
to get started. The Generic
Model is taken from models developed and proposed to the San
Francisco Forty-niners and The Minnesota Vikings. These documents
represent my valentines to the state of Minnesota and Viking fans
The Model presents 8
ways to finance a stadium, half private, the other half private/public
partnerships, using both traditional financing mechanisms as well
as new financing configurations, including a strategic game plan
for securing financing. Included in this model of a destination
and gathering place, a business, real estate, entertainment and
communications hub, are 40
ways to generate revenues in 26 revenue generating categories.
There is also a 12-part compensation
package for players, that is structured to make money for both
players and owners in an executive relationship between them.
Needless to say, conflicts occur, and thus the need for Conflict
Resolution Models, whenever two
or more people gather to attempt to persuade the other(s) to do
things their way. By using these world tested models,
seven at the micro or face-to-face level and seven at the macro
or institution to institution level (still done by individuals),
any group, large or small, can resolve their issues, solve their
problems, and end their conflict. To keep all informed, the model
also includes 47 Models of Communication.
A real world example is that of the Minnesota Vikings quest for
a partnership with the Minnesota Legislature. A panel has been appointed
to work out if and how it can be done.
These materials have been made available to the Minnesota
Legislature heads, Stephen Swiggum, Speaker of the House (R), and
Roger Moe, Senate Majority Leader (DFL), including, besides
the generic model,
a short five
page summary as well as a more
detailed 22 page summary, a Four
Track process for keeping the Vikings, the situation as submitted
to an Internet
discussion group on financing stadiums, an article about the
team owners, if not handled correctly, as well as the enclosures
below dealing with conflict resolution and communications. Also
included is a discussion from the Harvard Alumni magazine on how
the stadium funding
problem is the unintended consequence
of a 1986 federal lawthat attempted to encourage cities and
states not to fund stadiums anymore, which had been mostly self
funding from revenues received so that in the end they paid for
themselves. The new law only allows 10% of revenues to go to paying
for stadiums. OF COURSE people donít want to lose their teams, so
when teams asked for help they got it. Most stadiums have received
help. As new things are learned about this, new pieces will be added.
Success for corporations and other organizations can often turn
on whether or not they are competitive. How can one tell? This Competitive
Analysis Model has a list/recipe of 10
components with which to compare internally as well as externally
with the competition or others in the same field. Such an analysis
can help answer the question as to whether or not to Compete, Partner,
The key to Communications
success is how well one follows 47
different models of communication, ranging across the board
from print to broadcast to the Internet, including both internal
communications and external public relations, as well as how to
handle the media.
The key to Operational Success Using the Internet for any organization
today is to actually use the Internet, from the CEO to the latest
hire and back again, rather than just be entertained or Emailed
by it. The Internet can literally save millions to billions a year.
This paper reviews two articles showing how organizations can use
the Internet for the betterment of their customers, their employees,
and any they serve. The last institutions to adapt to the Internet
for use in operations are governments, schools, and churches. It
is not a mystery why those organizations that must show a profit
to survive did so first. Organizations which can tax their members
for the operational dollars they need, have less incentive. Good
stewardship of taxpayer and church member donations should have
made them first. Political campaigns, on the other hand, the essence
of raw competition, uses the Internet and Email probably more, proportionately,
than any one else. Contributions have been made to a number of Internet
sites, including those of netintrust, vikingsstadium,
& Dreams Foundation, Hyperport, and Edview.
In terms of education, I have written several papers on the Internet
revolution as it relates to education and to distant learning. I
also work with Web professionals to provide "Web Calling Cards,"
which provide companies and individuals with an online presence
that is easily changable to meet new needs for communication.
Lists and Recipes for Success
are what every person and organization needs, whether in the private
or public sector. Which recipes
to use depends on the specific goals to be met. Every organization
and individual wants to achieve success. There are a number that
have stood the test of time. Whether for adults, kids, or corporations,
they exist, and are outlined on this site.
What is your GPA, or goals per action rating? Do each of your actions
serve your personal and professional goals? If yes, give yourself
4 points for each action that supports a personal or professional
goal. Give your self a 3 if somewhat or 2 if only a little bit,
and zero for every action that doesnt fit into a personal
or professional goal. Combine them: that is your goal per action
and Personal Coaching takes the form of research, analysis,
written and oral reports and critiques. Additionally: culture commentary,
ghost writing, and leading seminars and interactive workshops.
General MacArthur, when asked what was the greatest skill of a
soldier, said, writing. The key to all success is to be able to
understand what you read, be understood when you write or speak.
Every assignment, whether staff-like or in leadership positions,
has always required the ability to read and write, as seen in what
I did for netintrust, vikingsstadium,
& Dreams Foundation, Hyperport.com, and Edview,
Aqua Technologies, and Toro, as well as for congress persons. Commentary
has been made on such subjects as education, post-Columbine, sales
and networking, the Internet revolution, public policy development/implementation/analysis,
leadership training, race relations job hunting. I have also written
on and given presentation on works by Peter Berger on social realities,
Mary Pipher on adolescent girls and on families, Stephen Covey on
the 7 habits of highly effective people and families, Dale Carnegie
on positively influencing people, overcoming coming adversity via
includes stints as the president of three management-consulting
companies in New York City and Washington, DC, real estate development
consultant, and, as both a guest speaker for colleges and universities
and as an occasional fill-in professor.
Fees are based on an organizations budget, plus expenses.
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