Podcast: Testing for Emotional Intelligence with John Hersey

Friday, September 19, 2014
ivbU3sIXBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

How can you tell if you, a peer, a subordinate or a job candidate has the emotional intelligence needed to do well?


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How to add positivity to your team

Friday, September 12, 2014
happy-seo-orlando-clientsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

I often talk about what leaders can do. What about followers? If you’re a team member and you’d like to add positivity to your team, what might you do?


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Video: The 100 Best Survey

Thursday, August 28, 2014

100-best-logo-2015 500pxw-1OB Research Editor Kim Moore shares some pointers about the 100 Best Companies to Work For survey.


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Podcast: Interview with Pete Friedes

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

082714-thumb friedesbookTom Cox interviews Pete Friedes, author of "The 2R Manager," about becoming a Best Boss.


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Private liberal arts education: superior outcomes, competitive price

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
0826 thumb collegemoneyBY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Why has six years become an acceptable investment in public undergraduate education that over-promises and underperforms?


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Two sides of the coin

Monday, August 25, 2014
0825 thumb moneyBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Ferguson Wellman’s investment views on the economy and capital markets.


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Managing family assets: The importance of planning ahead

Friday, August 22, 2014
Unknown-1BY CLIFF HOCKLEY |  OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

When business intersects with family, a host of  situations can arise. Without a clear vision and careful planning, hard-earned investments can become stressful burdens.


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Register for 100 Best Companies survey

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
OBM-100-best-logo-2015 150pxwBy Kim Moore | OB Editor

The 2015 survey launched this week. It is open to for-profit private and public companies that have at least 15 full- or part-time employees in Oregon.


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Podcast: Interview with Steve Balzac

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

082014BalzacBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Steve Balzac, author of "Organizational Psychology for Managers."


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Portland rises

Monday, August 18, 2014

IMG 2551Portland is in the middle of another construction boom, with residential and office projects springing up downtown, in the Pearl and Old Town. OB Web Editor Jessica Ridgway documents the new wave.


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Poll Wrap-Up

Friday, August 15, 2014

2014 NewPoll-report-newsletterthumbIn this week's poll, we asked readers: "Who should pay for the troubled Cover Oregon website?" Here are the results.


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Is this employee right?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
081314 thumb employeefeelingsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

When I say, “Your Employee is Always Right,” I do not mean “right about the facts,” but rather “right about how they feel” and “right about how they want to be led.”


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Our Featured Stories

  • A Good Leap Forward
    BY AMY MILSHTEIN

    Agriculture businesses ramp up to meet international demand as workforce and succession challenges loom.

  • College Hacker
    BY KLINT FINLEY

    Treehouse CEO Ryan Carson builds a 21st-century trade school.

  • Tight and Loose
    BY JENNIFER MARGULIS

    As schools implement more rigorous academic standards, holistic and flexible approaches to K-12 education flourish.

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Sharing economy not always covered by insurance, Oregon commissioner warns

Monday, September 22, 2014

Laura Cali said people renting out their homes or cars may lack adequate coverage.

Puppet Labs opens outpost in Ireland

Monday, September 22, 2014

The fast growing technology company plans to open a huge engineering center in Belfast.

Agencies plan for legal pot era

Monday, September 22, 2014

Leaders of Oregon’s largest agencies convene to discuss how to deal with legal marijuana.

Ranch debuts new fashion line

Monday, September 22, 2014

Imperial Stock Ranch in Central Oregon markets new collection by designer Anna Cohen.

House passes Bowman dam bill for third time

Monday, September 22, 2014

The bill would create jobs and lead to clean energy generation, supporters say.

TriQuint, RFMD reveal new name

Friday, September 19, 2014

TriQuint Semiconductor and RF Micro Devices will now be known as Qorvo (Kor-vo).

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison steps down

Friday, September 19, 2014

Mark Hurd and Safra Catz, the software maker's co-presidents, were both named chief executive officers.

Thousands apply for Code Oregon training

Friday, September 19, 2014

The free software development training program has already gathered 6,000 applicants.

Hillsboro whiskey maker expands to distilling

Friday, September 19, 2014

Big Bottom Whiskey now plans to make whiskey, rum, brandy and gin.

Business leader Doug Barrett passes away

Friday, September 19, 2014

Barrett, president of Cascade TEK in Hillsboro and former chairman of the Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce Board, died at the age of 67.

Oregon minimum wage to increase by 15 cents

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The state's lowest legal wage will rise to $9.25 an hour in 2015.

Growing creative agency leases new space in North Portland

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Instrument Marketing leased all of the available office space at the East Building at One North.

UO may launch new master's degree program in Old Town

Thursday, September 18, 2014

If approved by the state, the University of Oregon would begin the sports product management program in 2016.

Nike suspends endorsement deal with Adrian Peterson

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Minnesota Vikings running back is facing  a felony child-abuse charge.

Natural Grocers prepares to open in Eugene

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Coburg Road location is the organic grocer's eighth store in Oregon, and 88th in the country

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