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Friday, October 12, 2012

10.12.12 Thumbnail FactsThere are excellent companies that handle swings in client work and still turn out high quality results. Whenever someone attributes any type result (especially a bad result) to “circumstances” you can be sure they’re in denial. Those excellent companies face “circumstances,” too — they just handle them differently, says leadership expert Tom Cox.

 
The entrepreneur's perfect pitch | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, October 11, 2012

10.11.12 Thumbnail EntrepreneurAt OEN's latest PubTalk, aspiring entrepreneurs get feedback from investor panel as they pitch products and services ranging from mobile apps to sustainable food solutions.

 
Tenants drive green building results | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

10.03.12 Thumbnail GreenBuildingThe LEED Gold certification of the Fox Tower spotlights the role of tenants in achieving energy and cost savings in green building.

 
2012 100 Best Nonprofits announced | Print |  Email
Robin Doussard
Friday, September 28, 2012

09.28.12 Thumbnail NonprofitOregon Business magazine has named its fourth annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon. The rankings were revealed Thursday night at the Portland Downtown Hilton, along with the October issue of the magazine, which spotlights the winners and the nonprofit sector.

 
The flight of Hummingbird | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, September 27, 2012

09.27.12 Thumbnail HummingbirdAfter years spent laying the groundwork, pioneering natural foods companies in Eugene are experiencing a surge in growth, including Hummingbird Wholesale.

 
Highlights from the OEN awards | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Friday, September 21, 2012

09.21.12 Thumbnail EntrepreneurThe Oregon Entrepreneurs Network celebrates with an Academy Awards theme, praise for Oregon's community-oriented start up scene, and zero female award nominees.

 
Meetings can be meaningful — really | Print |  Email
Contributed Blogs
Thursday, September 20, 2012

09.20.12 Thumbnail MeetingsWhen you begin to participate more fully in meetings, they will be come more valuable, and stop being boring. Meeting advice by leadership expert Tom Cox.

 
Foreclosures shifting to courts | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, September 13, 2012

09.13.12 Thumbnail ForeclosureA new court ruling and mediation requirement are helping shift foreclosures to the courts, with uncertain impacts on homeowners and Oregon's stock of underwater homes.

 
Drop the arrogance and learn to coach | Print |  Email
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Thursday, September 06, 2012

09.06.12 Thumbnail BossCoachOnce an executive lets go of his or her own sense of superiority — their arrogance — and return to the level of being human, they become more effective. Read more by leadership expert Tom Cox.

 
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The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

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Is this employee right?

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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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