04.14.12 The Saturday Post


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RSVP: The First 90 Days Discussion Forum – We are excited for the upcoming discussion forum with city managers from Tigard, Hillsboro, and Wilsonville. The focus of this luncheon will be the first 90 days of their tenure. We will be meeting at 11:45am on April 26, 2012 at Cafe Allegro in Tigard. Space will be limited to about 40 people so please RSVP at your earliest convenience to oregonelgl@gmail.com.


How to Get Your Boss to Say Yes – The first answer is don’t ask — at least not at first.

Brainstorming new career options: my favorite trick – In the old days — I mean the REALLY old days — it probably wasn’t all that complicated to figure out what to be when you grew up.

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs – His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997.

The New Science of Building Great Teams – The truth is quite the opposite. At MIT’s Human Dynamics Laboratory, we have identified the elusive group dynamics that characterize high-performing teams—those blessed with the energy, creativity, and shared commitment to far surpass other teams. These dynamics are observable, quantifiable, and measurable. And, perhaps most important, teams can be taught how to strengthen them.

Is Screen Time Killing Your Schmoozing Skills? Studies show all that time in front of the computer is withering in-person social skills. Luckily, you can fight back.


Vancouver merges offices for savings – Vancouver is combining its community development and economic development departments, and is preparing to debut a paperless permit system early next year.

Fairview budget proposes big budget cuts – Facing flat or declining revenue and doubts about the economy’s rebound, the city of Fairview is considering several drastic budget cuts in its proposed budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year.

Oregon City budget contains few surprises, no big projects just small increases to water, sewer rates.

Sacramento arena deal falls apart – Seattle could be back in play for an NBA team.

Secrets of the Most Productive People I Know – The path to productivity is not a new assistant or project management software. It’s these four shared characteristics.

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