Ellen Costello, president and chief executive of Harris Bankcorp in Chicago, refuses to let the economic downturn get her or her 4,000 employees down.

"As the environment got more difficult, we really got everyone focused on what they can do, not what they can't," Costello said. "It has made everyone more positive and constructive."

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