This week a new Biz Oregon Director was announced. Sophorn Cheang is from Cambodia and fair skinned. I assume she is 100% Cambodian nationality. 100% - that's an easy criteria for defining nationality. Is color also a way of defining black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC)? Color and ancestry are very complex criteria but… Continue reading Social Justice: A very deep and broad issue. But, how do you define BIPOC, especially “People of Color”?
In this increasingly complex, interconnected, unstable and difficult world, Trust is essential. The world is in upheaval as never before. Trust is the only way to smooth it out, to enable us to accomplish more, to be able to live in peace despite company closures, pandemics, natural disasters, massive lawsuits, unexpected and horrific personal events. … Continue reading Trust Is Essential
When people are fulfilled by their work, they experience joy! When the organization culture includes personnel development and involvement, joy is a frequent occurrence. In a recent speech I described the gray line between work and play. Humans are the only species that seeks happiness. And the ultimate goal, the peak of happiness, is joy. … Continue reading Joy – It Leads to Organizational Resilience!
I was amazed to hear Stephen Covey's presentation on "The Speed of Trust" at NASBA's (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) annual conference for national and international accounting regulators. It focused on the same concepts I developed over the last two decades which have brought me a lot of attention, but I didn't know why. After… Continue reading Stephen Covey & Me: TRUST is the Magic Bullet
With the resurgence of the Oregon Rajneeshee story in national and local documentary films, it's time to reshare the negative lesson in leadership I learned from working with this fascinating client over 30 years ago. The lesson is as useful today as it was then. My original Blog post is below, slightly expanded. Original Post… Continue reading My Rajneeshee Experience – Leadership Run Amok!
The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) recently appointed me to their Board of Commissioners. The NWCCU is one of seven regional commissions that oversee the accreditation process of higher education institutions “to assure quality and spur ongoing improvement”. It is a great honor, a new challenge, a wonderful opportunity for me to learn lots… Continue reading Higher Education Appointment – Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
In reviewing my Blogs, I noticed that my post on Communication remains the most read, by a large margin, of all my Blogs. It has been read in over 90 countries. Here it is again for those who haven’t seen it or for those who might enjoy reading it again! I hope these ideas lead… Continue reading Good Interpersonal Communication – Without It You Can’t Be Successful at Home or at Work
2015 was a phenomenal year for me, a year of life accomplishments and awards. When a year like this occurs, what does it mean and how do we respond? I believe it is important to share our journey with the people we touch. We can inspire them to greater hope and faith whatever their current situation may… Continue reading Gratitude and Uniqueness!
I learned today that Beethoven wrote his immensely successful Ninth Symphony to convince people that the only way to Joy is through unity. In writing it, he became so absorbed and then personally infected that by the time he and, ultimately, his audience came to the "Ode to Joy", they were consumed by it. Beethoven read Friedrich… Continue reading Joy – The Result of Unity/Resilience
My new adventure - teaching a graduate course at Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management – starts August 26. Clients, friends and family keep asking “What is the course about?” Its base is my new book, The DNA of the Resilient Organization, expanded to teach the skills necessary to effectively accomplish the concepts. Clients,… Continue reading My New Course – A Unique Linking of Two Disciplines