07.19.12 The Morning Buzz

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The Celebration. Tomorrow. 5:00 pm. Foothills Park – Join your fellow Emerging Local Government Leaders for Pizza and Pie. More details can be found here. Contact Megan Messmer, ELGL project manager at oregonelgl@gmail.com if you are interested in late registration for the event.

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.

Forum with Jefferson Smith, Portland Mayoral Candidate – Please join us on Friday, September 28 at noon for an ELGL forum with Jefferson Smith, Portland mayoral candidate.

ELGL Forum with Ken Allen, Oregon AFSCME Exec. Dir. – Please join us on November 14, 2012 for an ELGL brown bag lunch with Ken Allen, Executive Director of Oregon AFSCME Council 75. Mr. Allen will discuss the challenges facing local governments and their employees from the union perspective.

Wanted: Oregonians who are passionate about public involvement – Metro is seeking volunteers to serve on the regional government’s new Public Engagement Review Committee. The committee will meet twice a year and serve as a key component of Metro’s ongoing efforts to develop and implement successful public engagement processes.

Metro: Southwest Corridor Plan – Woot! over 400 people have told us what they think about the SW Corridor Plan at our online open house. Have you put in your two cents in yet? Open house ends July 31st.

Transportation panel launches online forums – A new public outreach program invites Washington residents to weigh in on transportation issues through online forums and surveys.

 

Spotlight

Why We Should Stop Talking About ‘Bus Stigma’ – Obsessing over trying to serve different economic classes on mass transit misses the point.

City manager’s ouster could cost Miami Beach half a million dollars – The severance package for Miami Beach’s former city manager could top $500,000. Commissioners are expected to discuss the severance package, and vote on a contract for the city’s interim manager, Wednesday.

A is for Adams – From ax-wielding to zemblanity, the things Portland’s controversial mayor has done right.

Charlie’s Fee Fall – Mayoral candidate Charlie Hales once proposed a huge giveaway to developers. Why has he suddenly changed his mind?

Are Millennials the Screwed Generation? ‘Boomer America’ never had it so good. As a result, today’s young Americans have never had it so bad.

 

Career

Governments don’t have websites: Governments are websites – Quick question – don’t think too hard about it: what is Amazon?

How to Ease Your Way Into a Career Change – The process can take months or even years and should include networking with people in the targeted field who may provide leads, references and introductions.

On Our Radar: Get Noticed by Top Brass – Steve Wozniak’s backpack; how to attract execs’ attention; Marissa Mayer headed for the so-called glass cliff?

Are You Making These 8 Mistakes on Your Cover Letter? A cover letter is one of the most effective ways to make a job application stand out, but it’s also the part of the application that job seekers struggle with most.

3 Interview Questions That Reveal Everything – Interviewing job candidates is tough, especially because some candidates are a lot better at interviewing than they are at working.

The 6 People You Need in Your Corner – Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable.

The 11 Leadership Secrets You Never Heard About – The old distinctions between leaders and followers are gone. Great followers follow by leading. Here’s 11 ways to make sure you do just that.

Younger workers may feel recession’s impact for years – The effects of the recession have fallen most disproportionately on them. The unemployment rate for teens is 24.6 percent, and the rate for young adults ages 20 to 24 is 13.7 percent

10 Tips for Tackling the Toughest Workplace Conflicts – Each employee possesses a unique set of attitudes, ideals, and beliefs that may differ from that of their co-workers. Sometimes, these personal differences can lead to conflicts in the office. Here are 10 tips for resolving workplace disputes.

 

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Outside the UGB

The Social Network

 

How the world’s biggest companies are doing social media – Burson-Marsteller’s Global Social Media Check-Up study shows that most of the Global Fortune 100 are taking social media more seriously these days.

5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do on LinkedIn – LinkedIn isn’t just a digital destination for your resume; it’s a vibrant online hub offering all kinds of useful information, tools and functionality.

Google+ Debuts at Top Spot in Customer Survey – Google Inc. (GOOG) (GOOG)’s social network debuted at the top spot on a customer-service index of social-media websites, including Facebook Inc. (FB) (FB), which sank to a record low in the annual report.

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