Leading in a Crisis:
Five Lessons from the Almeda Fire

By Julie Benezet: Well, I thought I’d come to terms with living life out of control. Crises surround us: a pandemic, a tanked economy, lawless politics. I had accepted having power over basically nothing beyond doing the laundry and making sure we loaded the dishwasher on time. Seated in my home office for another shelter […]

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The Power of Clarity: Lessons Learned from the Perfect Pie

By Julie Benezet:   Just before Highway 62 makes a northeasterly turn in the direction of Crater Lake sits a Southern Oregon institution.  Beckie’s has graced that piece of highway since 1926, offering to its customers hefty plates of traditional gravy smothered American food and its signature dish, traditional berry and cream pies. My husband (or, […]

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THINK! Change Depends on It

By Julie Benezet: The New Year dawns and with it comes the urge for change—a change of exercise routine, a change of job, a change of wine intake, a change of administration. No matter what change you choose, as soon as you finger it, you want it to happen. Now. Pounds should automatically melt away […]

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Independent Press Award Winner

By Julie Benezet:   The Journey continues! I just learned that my book, The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None, received a 2020 Distinguished Favorite INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD in the Leadership category. The IPA evaluates books in multiple categories from writers across the globe. Aside from […]

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