For every leader who loves numbers, there is a skeptic. They both have points — without measures, we cannot tell how we are doing, yet many metrics seem arbitrary or measure the wrong thing. Meanwhile, often the right goals seem immeasurable.
Sen. Jeff Merkley's Rebuilding American Homeownership plan would allow underwater homeowners who are current on their mortgage to refinance at lower rates. Local bankers, realtors and economists weigh in on the proposal.
New nonstop flights from Portland International Airport will mean increased access for Oregon businesses to key locations. Beyond the obvious boon to consumers, businesses and business travelers will reap a huge benefit from the new nonstops.
The city’s proposed public market shows there’s no end to Portland’s love of food as urban development tool. Meanwhile, other neighborhoods are still waiting for a grocery store.
It’s too early in the summer to be definitive about how Oregon’s peak tourism season will shape up, but early reports show Europe’s ongoing economic woes is meaning fewer visitors from the United Kingdom to Stumptown, but more tourism coming from Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The nearly $9 billion industry showed very little growth last year and fingers are crossed that this year will be better.
Snappy marketing and logos help new business models appeal to the teen and young adult market
An embrace of a new food processing technology has led to quick growth and job creation for Pressure Safe, a spin-off company of Morasch Meats, a family-owned meat processing and packaging business based in Wood Village.
You most assuredly do not control or direct your boss. Nor do you staff him or her. To attempt to engage in any of the standard management behaviors toward your boss is, by definition, insubordinate. Your goal is to be effective, and leadership expert Tom Cox explains how to do that.
CEOs often have senior leaders who don’t “get a seat at the strategy table.” It’s a tremendous lost opportunity, and it’s almost entirely the fault of the CEO. Leadership consultant Tom Cox explains how to fix it.
A surge in online education startups may transform higher education landscape, in Oregon and nationally.
The summertime job for teens is becoming a thing of the past. Teenagers are less employed now than any other time in the past 70 years.
A former chief of public affairs for the Oregon National Guard launches new mobile app for transaction of barter.
The conflagrations in Southeast Oregon have not yielded a big uptick in business for private firefighters and equipment operators.
A Tuskegee Airman's tech venture and an incubator targeting women of color provide mounting evidence of inclusivity in the tech community
The business owner or CEO is the inevitable recipient of problems, complaints, and suggestions. The tide of them can feel overwhelming. Here’s the three-stage “Listen – Redirect – Empower” formula Tom Cox teaches to CEOs (and managers) on how to handle complaints and suggestions most effectively.
Thanks to current high beef prices, regional management practices, relatively temperate weather and potatoes, Oregon’s beef producers stand to gain from the national drought.
Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court that left standing the basic provisions of the Obama Administration’s health care overhaul also put the spotlight on Gov. John Kitzhaber and Oregon's own health care reform efforts.
Should you be a ‘big picture’ leader or should you ‘sweat the small stuff’? The best leaders do both — the real trick is to swap between the two regularly, without allowing yourself to become fooled.
Two new insurance plans indicate demand for products that provide liability, theft and accident coverage for cyclists.
By never caring how they look, the best executives end up looking great — looking like someone who gets results. (Women are much better than men in this area.) Leadership expert Tom Cox explains.
As sales of private planes decline, the business of maintaining existing fleets soars, helping small operators recover from the recession.
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- How to be grateful
- Changes afoot for education governance, funding
- Creating value with mobile apps
- Turning spoils into commodities on the Columbia River
- The democratization of VC
- Making the best use of an intern
- SPJ names Oregon Business best publication
- Five lessons from the Webvisions conference
- How to write a thank you note
- New co-housing community bucks market trends
- SAO throws a party
- Report on Oregon's nonprofits a first step
- How to make the most of meetings
- Reality tempers innovation at Future Energy Conference
- Sartorial startup lands in Portland
- Growing wheat and bicycles in Eastern Oregon
- 'Lollipop' syndrome can derail managers
- Defining innovation: a vexing problem
- Keeping the commerical print industry aloft