08.26.12 Your Sunday Sermon


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ELGL Forum with Charlie Hales, Portland Mayoral Candidate – Please join us on Thursday, September 13 at noon for an ELGL forum with Charlie Hales, Portland mayoral candidate.

Garbage Service Information Request – Veneta is seeking examples of RFPs for waste removal service.  If you have a recent example (within ten years) please send them to Chris Workman, City of Veneta.

Poll: Are You a True Oregonian? How would you answer this answer? The question has become a topic of conversation after Metro announced results from their latest Opt In survey.

ELGL Poll: Will Missouri Senate Candidate Drop Out? What do you think?

Hillsboro Baseball Team Name – They’re looking for your help in suggesting the perfect name! Submit your idea and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a prize pack including a pair of 2013 Season Tickets.

Attend an Open House this September – The needs and concerns of Oregon citizens are a key driver of the Oregon Passenger Rail study. Six scoping open houses are being held in the study area to give you an opportunity to learn more about this project and to help identify issues and a range of passenger rail route alternatives.  Your input is important to us!

Help Us Improve the State Portal (Oregon.gov) – We’re about to do something cool with the Oregon.gov website. But before we do, we’d like to learn more about you and what you think we can do to improve our service. It’s just a few simple questions and will take less than five minutes!


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Are Charter Cities The Cities Of The Future? As the experiment to create brand new cities with imported civic codes in the Guatemalan jungle takes shape, the question becomes: will it actually work?

Scranton to court hedge funds – Cash-strapped Scranton, Pa., shut out of the bond market, thinks about borrowing from hedge funds. 

The Tooth of the Matter – A new call to put fluoride in the city’s water raises old fears.


Why Resumes Get Rejected – A resume should be your passport to an interview but some bloopers can send it straight to a trash bin. Recruiters say job applicants repeatedly make mistakes that can easily be avoided by paying attention to detail, and using common sense.

Unlocking Yourself From the Clock – Even professionals are getting paid by the hour these days—making us stressed out and less productive.

Real Leaders Run Toward Problems – In it, he explains how his business experience taught him how to help companies grow—and what to do when trouble arises.

Get out of your chair, be seen, to catch recruiters’ eye – While you’re sitting in front of your computer sending off your resume in response to ads — and likely not getting the time of day in return — employers are on the prowl for people who are out and about, staying up to date in their field, showing initiative and making it easy for them to find the best and the brightest.


Why Remote Workers Are More (Yes, More) Engaged – Who is more engaged and more committed to their work and rates their leaders the highest? A. People who work in the office B. People who work remote.

The best way to manage your manager – How should an employee handle an intimidating boss’s control-freak tendencies?


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34 Social Media Truths in a Nut Shell – The Social Media Truth series is based on a keynote presentation I did at the Rochester Institute of Technology last year. I have been writing on the core concepts since then and it has served as a foundation for much discussion. I used the content as a test project to practice what I preach, build and execute an integrated plan around one solid piece of content.

Three Of Four CMOs Say Social Media Impacts Sales – Not long ago I wrote an article on the use of social media among CEOs and how many often talk the social media talk on behalf of their brands/companies but very few actually walk the social media walk for their own personal use.

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