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How to make the most of meetings | Print |  Email
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Friday, April 27, 2012

imo-blogGood meetings are the nerve centers of a good organization.  Here are the three meetings every organization should have – and how to make yours better, according to leadership coach Tom Cox.

 
Reality tempers innovation at Future Energy Conference | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, April 26, 2012

04.26.12_SolarPanelThumbnailBusiness and government leaders discuss clean energy technologies amid concerns about renewable energy policy and competition from China.

 
Growing wheat and bicycles in Eastern Oregon | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, April 12, 2012

04.12.12_WheatThumbnailA visit to Pendleton spotlights the city's historic character and commodities, and provides a glimpse of 21st- century challenges, products and services.

 
'Lollipop' syndrome can derail managers | Print |  Email
Contributed Blogs
Thursday, April 05, 2012

04.05.12_LollipopsThumbnailRemember that other people are motivated, not by your values, but by their values. Respect other people’s behavior and decisions as being illustrations of their values. Once you stop judging and condemning, and start respecting and listening, you’ll be far more effective, says leadership expert Tom Cox.

 
Defining innovation: a vexing problem | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, March 29, 2012

lightbulbInnovation is all the rage in business circles.  But pinning down the term is a difficult task.  The Oregon Cluster Network takes on the challenge.

 
Keeping the commerical print industry aloft | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

03.22.12_PrintingPress1 Margo Yohner, president of Bridgetown Printing, is a press executive by day, dancer by night.

 
Build trust by setting expectations | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

imo-blogIf you’re normal, the biggest opportunity your team faces is trusting each other even more. Until they can say anything to each other, and everybody can listen open-mindedly and never ever take offense – until you build your team up to that level, they will perform below their potential.

 
Education reforms raise funding questions | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, March 15, 2012

LindaThe 2012 session ushered in a new spate of education reforms. But funding for education remains uncertain. Managing editor Linda Baker reports on the gap between Oregon's education ambitions and reality.

 
The PDX park cafe challenge | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, March 08, 2012

LindaAs Violetta in Director Park struggles, Managing Editor Linda Baker reports on the challenges of recreating the European-style park café.

 
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