Commentary

Touching Center

Mar 7th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Balance—you hear about the need to have work/life balance all the time. Yet, balance is hard to find and even harder to keep. The problem is that achievement requires a measure of imbalance. Consider pursuing mastery in a chosen field. Mastery comes at a price; there are sacrifices to make, imbalances to
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Fulfilling talent’s promise

Feb 21st, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Talent and potential get used too often. Whenever we see someone who appears to be doing something better than the rest of the pack, we use it. Living up to the fulfillment of either term is a fragile process. Conditions must be perfect. Planets and opportunities must align for the individual to
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It’s OK to be great

Feb 7th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Recently I received an angry email from a millennial who reads my column. The reader had taken issue with some of my comments about millennials in the workplace. The closing statement, “There will always be the bad eggs of every generation that make us look bad. Please don’t judge us because we
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Dirty dishes, Pareto distribution and annual reviews

Jan 31st, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough The dishes in my sink have been there for at least three days.  I remember the first dish I put in.  In a hurry to get to work, I thought the extra step to the dishwasher would take too much time. One dish became three as my two boys had similar thoughts
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On employing the Five Whys Technique

Jan 24th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Recently, I auditioned for a local TEDx event. Giving a TED talk is one of the items on my bucket list and the opportunity was a thrill. I had an idea for a topic and spent some time trying to connect the dots I had floating around in my head. The day
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Amid Uncertainty, U.S. Economy Potentially Stronger in 2017

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Randy Shumway (Submitted Photo)

By Randy Shumway Zions Bank Economic Advisor Wall Street markets registered gains the day immediately following the U.S. presidential election, signaling that investors remain optimistic about the future of the economy. Amid the initial sanguine reaction, many economists and market analysts expect more uncertainty to enter the market in the next few months. The overall
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Does Your Risk Tolerance Match Your Investment Plan?

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Jennifer Landon

By Jennifer Landon Contributor The recent presidential outcome caused a mini-panic on Wall Street the night of the election as investors had factored in a Clinton victory and made their investments accordingly. In after-hours trading, the markets were in a free-fall initially, then rebalanced by the opening bell the next morning. Billions of dollars had
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A Values-Based Approach to Food

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Janna Graham

By Janna Graham Contributor As one year comes to an end and another begins, sources in business, fashion, science, and pop culture offer their food trend predictions for the upcoming year.  So what’s in store for 2017?  Most trend watchers agree that we’ll continue our quest for gluten-free, high-protein foods, while expanding our interest in
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Op-ed: Small Modular Reactor Project Is Good for Idaho

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Steve Laflin (Submitted Photo)

By Steve Laflin Contributor The Utah Association of Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) proposed Carbon-Free Power Project looks like a good deal for Eastern Idaho. The proposed project is on the correct path to providing a safe and environmentally responsible power plant that will offer economic benefit and bolster the reliability of our regional energy grid.
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What is Zonta?

Jan 10th, 2017 | By
Debbie_Beaumont

By Debbie Beaumont Contributor Zonta International is an international service organization with the mission of advancing the status of women.  The first Zonta Club was founded in Buffalo, New York, in 1919 by a group of businesswomen under the leadership of Marian de Forest. It was organized along the lines of the Rotary Club, with
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