Blogs

Creating a CEO Calendar

12.19.12 Thumbnail CalendarCreate and measure success, month by month, with a CEO (or Executive) Calendar.

Gun business booming

12.18.12 Thumbnail GunsIn the aftermath of recent shootings, Oregon gun businesses report an increase in sales, and a surge in the personal protection market.

The world according to Mark Nelson

12.14.12 Thumbnail LobbyistAn influential Salem lobbyist weighs in on Gov. John Kitzhaber’s health care and early childhood learning plans, the future of Oregon Head Start and the inner workings of that mysterious entity, the Oregon Committee.

Good season despite climate change worries

12.13.12 Thumbnail SkiOregon prides itself on having the longest ski season in the U.S., with November-May openings. But a new report projects climate change will warm winter temperatures 4-10 degrees by the end of the century, threatening the long snow season that allows Oregon's winter sports industry to thrive.

It's time to take stock as the year ends

12.12.12 Thumbnail TomCoxPart of your end-of-year routine should be to take stock. What did you learn in 2012? How will you make 2013 better? This is a form of benchmarking. Comparing yourself to yourself, and to others, and looking for ways to do better. Leadership expert Tom Cox tells you how to do it.

Unique downtown La Grande project

12.11.12 Thumbnail LagrandeA new 19,000-square-foot indoor development is being built in downtown La Grande that mixes retail, education space and a business incubator all in one venue.

The importance of performance evals

12.07.12 Thumbnail EvaluationHumans are highly impacted by having even their small successes noticed. You don’t need to give awards or assemble the team for a public presentation. Just notice and acknowledge. You don’t have to say “good job” — just acknowledgement by a person in a position of authority is pleasant. And being ignored is unpleasant.

Sustainable businesses honored at NWEC conference

12.05.12 Thumbnail SustainableFive Oregon companies were honored by the Oregon Governor's office as leaders in the sustainability field at the NWEC conference. 

Business leaders display united front

12.04.12 Thumbnail SummitAt the Oregon Leadership Summit, business and government leaders unite in calling for PERS reform, education investment and a decision on the Columbia River Crossing.