07.15.12 The Sunday Sermon




RSVP: ELGL Happy New (Fiscal) Year Social – Celebrate the start of FY 2013 and the recipient of the “Knope of the Year” award.

ELGL Eugene Meeting Update – Your invited to attend the ELGL-Eugene luncheon meeting to be held Thursday, July 19th from 12:00-1:30 p.m. hosted by Lane County.

Brad Avakian – If you’re a student or recent graduate thinking you might want to intern, don’t hesitate to email campaign@bradavakian.com.


SAN BERNARDINO: City attorney known for inflammatory talk – Last week was not the first time San Bernardino City Attorney Jim Penman has raised allegations of official wrongdoing in dramatic, public fashion.

In California County, a Drastic Plan for Mortgages – San Bernardino County, with some of the nation’s highest foreclosure rates, may use eminent domain to buy up mortgages and cut them to the current value of the homes.

Lifeguard’s ordeal is parable about outsourcing – By now you’ve probably heard the story of the young Florida lifeguard, Tomas Lopez, who was fired earlier this month because he left his station unmanned to help with a rescue in an unguarded section of the beach, in violation of his company’s standard operating procedures.

Welcome to the age of non-profit city government – Sue Mosey spends a lot of time telling stories. When I first met her, she breezed through two hours of narration about the behind-the-scenes practicalities of cultivating a vibrant center in the city of Detroit, a story she is clearly well-practiced at delivering to the many national journalists who come to her with questions.


The Bottom Line on Women at the Top – It’s the rare exec who hasn’t heard that more gender diversity in the top ranks would be good for Corporate America. The arguments supporting this point of view seem intuitive enough: Women now earn half of all bachelor’s degrees and nearly half of all law degrees, so companies that aggressively recruit and retain women are tapping into an increasingly well-educated talent pool.

Companies See Benefit of Time Away From Mobile Devices – MOST people I know feel too connected — not to family or friends, but to electronic devices like smartphones and computers. They feel a need to check e-mails, texts and social networks almost constantly on the off chance that an emergency has popped up in the last five minutes that they absolutely, positively have to address.

Introverts in the Office: How to Work Well in an Extrovert’s World – Speak up! Promote yourself! Network!It seems like most of the advice out there on how to succeed at work is really great—for extroverts. In fact, much of how the modern workplace is set up is really great for extroverts: Ideas are developed in brainstorming sessions. Offices are increasingly designed with open floor plans. People are encouraged to speak up at meetings.

Interview tip: the more research, the better – The idea that you can’t have too much information also applies to job searches. Applicants should study not just the individual company they’ve targeted, but the industry too.

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The “Ineffective” LinkedIn Professional Profile – If you are currently on LinkedIn and your profile is not getting you the direct responses that you are looking for, then your profile may not be as attractive as you believe it to be. In this blog, I will describe some of the mistakes and pet-peeves of experienced LinkedIn users and how to gain the attention of your targeted audience.

Why We Pin It? Takeaway Lessons from Pinterest –  Let’s take a closer look at 6 key factors driving the success of one of today’s largest social networks.

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