07.23.12 The Morning Buzz





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.

City seeks new member for parks advisory commission – The city of Vancouver is seeking city residents to fill a midterm vacancy on the Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission.




New Port Angeles city manager faces full plate of issues – Now that the City Council has voted to make interim City Manager Dan McKeen permanent, he has an array of pressing issues before him, he said.

Rising pension costs hurt San Bernardino, other Southern California cities – The deterioration of San Bernardino’s public finances to the point where city officials are willing to declare bankruptcy could be the prologue to another fight over public employee benefits.

Tough Times for Colleges—and College Towns – The finances of many of the nation’s institutions of higher education are starting to wobble. If they continue to deteriorate, the fallout won’t be confined to college campuses.



How To Tell If Your Boss Is Trustworthy – Forbes I was thinking about my son this morning.  He’s about to become an actual leader for the first time.  He’s been a manager before, kind of, but he’s about to open a cafe/bar in Brooklyn, with two partners, and – tag, they’re it.

Leadership and the Five Steps to Branding Your Culture The Leader must build a culture that mirrors and fosters the behaviors required for the workforce to achieve the vision and goals of the organization.

The Working Vacation Misses the Point – Although technology has given me more flexibility in my work life, it also makes it harder to completely unplug from that life, even when I’m on vacation. Every summer for the past three years, I have spent a portion of my vacation, even if only a small portion, on work-related activities, from putting the finishing touches on a research report to helping someone pin down a hot breaking story or even just checking email.

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