How to not manage your boss | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

08.01.12 Thumbnail BossYou 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.

 
Creating a more strategic team | Print |  Email
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Friday, July 27, 2012

07.27.12 Thumbnail OfficeMeetingCEOs 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.

 
Boom time for higher education startups | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, July 26, 2012

07.26.12 Thumbnail OnlineEdA surge in online education startups may transform higher education landscape, in Oregon and nationally.

 
Summer jobs elude teenagers | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

07.25.12 Thumbnail BrokeTeenThe 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.

 
Blazes fuel incremental growth | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

07.18.12 Thumbnail FireThe conflagrations in Southeast Oregon have not yielded a big uptick in business for private firefighters and equipment operators.

 
How to listen to complaints as a CEO | Print |  Email
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

07.13.12 Thumbmail TomCoxThe 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.

 
Oregon beef industry weathers rising costs | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

07.11.12 Thumbmail CattleThanks to current high beef prices, regional management practices, relatively temperate weather and potatoes, Oregon’s beef producers stand to gain from the national drought.

 
Oregon and the health care ruling | Print |  Email
Robin Doussard
Thursday, June 28, 2012

06.28.12 SupremeCourt ThumbnailToday’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.

 
Getting in — and out — of the weeds | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

06.28.12 Weeds ThumbnailShould 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.

 
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