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    "I believe the best way to heal the world is to tend first to your own wounds." Has this happened to you? You are ambitious and successful.  Your rational self says, "I am smart and capable. I am handling things well."  But your mind monkey yells much louder.  She says, "You don't have your

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    She is moving on to a new job that carries a similar title, but a much-expanded scope of duties and responsibilities. But Deputy Clackamas County Administrator Nancy Newton is carrying with her some fond memories of her current organization, its people, and its mission. Join Me on Leadership

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    They have been called the "Greatest Generation." They are the 16 million Americans who fought in World War II and built the country we enjoy today. That legacy is quickly disappearing. Fewer than 700,000 World War II veterans are still alive; within 20 years, there will be no veterans left to tell

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    For 67 years, Portland Rescue Mission has been at the front lines of Oregon's battle against homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction, and hunger. Every year they provide 330,000 hot, nutritious meals; 75,000 nights of safe shelter; 780,000 pounds of clothing, food and toiletries; and take in 1,000

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    Oswego Grill, designed to be "Upscale Elegance at a Casual Price,"  was founded in 2009 by David & Christie Burnett and Bud & Kathy Gabriel. David has worked in the Portland area restaurant market since 1983. He spent 24 years with Pacific Coast Restaurants working for industry leaders like

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    After decades of war, Afghanistan is confronted with many challenges, not the least of which is training future leaders for the new Afghanistan. In Afghanistan political, social, economic, and educational infrastructures must be rebuilt. The men and women who will lead in this challenging endeavor

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    Chick-fil-A, which this year was ranked the No. 1 quick-service restaurant for customer service by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, is known for its menu of fresh, hand-crafted food and offers a variety of options for guests of all ages. The company was also recognized in 2015 as

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    Between email, websites, apps, updates, tweets, attachments, infographics, YouTube, and unceasing notifications, most people are inundated with digital detritus. They either grow to ignore it or get swept under it. Effective blended leaders see these distractions as spurs to action, models, test

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    This week on Leadership Moments, my guest was Sherri Paris, Chief Operating Officer with Providence Health and Services. Here are a few notes from the show: What does a COO do? There's an ongoing need for the COO to maintain a close awareness of what's going on in her areas of responsibility.

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    A week ago our oldest son tied the knot. As Father Of the Groom–affectionately shortened to FOG–it fell to me to provide some pithy words of wisdom during the rounds of toasts. Like anyone without the foggiest idea what to say, I fired up Google. In less than half a second, I had more than 400

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