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Leaders Can Spread Hope

With the holiday season in full swing, we often find ourselves nervous about our security, the financial soundness of our industry and maybe a little helpless about making a difference that really counts. The responsibility to keep projects and teams successful lies with us as managers. Now is the time to review your personal purpose, […]

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How to Be an Understanding and Supportive Leader

Research done by Ellen Kossek and Leslie B. Hammer showed that teaching managers sensitivity and supportiveness of employees’ work/life issues improves employee health and satisfaction. Training for supervisors consisted of awareness building, how to plan coverage, how to deal with scheduling conflicts and how to collaborate with other managers to address staffing. The study showed […]

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How to Encourage your Team

Recently I have observed people being awkward around my cancer diagnosis. It appears people find it hard to ‘say the right thing’. Leaders, we are also faced with situations where saying the right thing may not be easy. Encouragement is much easier when a clear and favorable outcome is possible. When encouraging team members, colleagues […]

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Resilience takes Guts!

This past week was a series of ups and downs for me. On Thursday I received the news that the cancer I was re-diagnosed with August 1st, is much more extensive than initially thought. That was a low. The good part of this discovery is that my fight is back! Another high was attending a […]

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Did You Notice?

The trees in and around Portland have been resplendent in vibrant colors this year! I have been enjoying driving around and having my breath taken away with the beauty around me. How many times a day do you notice exceptional work being done around you? Can you make a special effort for the rest of […]

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