09.09.12 Your Sunday Post


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.

RSVP: ELGL Forum with Clackamas County Administrators Steve Wheeler, Nancy Newton and Laurel Butman – Please join us on Wednesday, September 19th at noon for an ELGL forum with Steve Wheeler, Clackamas County Administrator and his two Deputy County Administrators, Nancy Newton and Laurel Butman.  The forum will be held in Clackamas County Development Services Building, 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, OR 97045.

ELGL Central Oregon Event: Leadership Trust Bank – Captain Cory Darling and Lieutenant Chris Carney from the Bend Police Department will discuss how managers and supervisors tend to lose the respect of those they are supposed to lead by the little things they do or do not do.  The Leadership Trust Bank will give an overview of the things successful leaders do to increase their credibility and things that are done by other managers and supervisors that create distrust and cause loss of credibility.

Introducing PSU Public Service Innovation Lab – I have put together a short survey to get feedback from local government leaders in order to understand the ways in which we can support your efforts to be more innovative. Please let us know how we can help by filling out our survey. It should take less than 5 minutes.  Your responses will be anonymous unless you optionally fill-in contact information so that we may follow-up with you.

High speed rail meetings will include open house at Metro – The Oregon Department of Transportation has scheduled several scoping meetings across the Willamette Valley, including one at the Metro Regional Center.

Public invited to city budget forums – At 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27, Federal Way residents are invited to a town hall style meeting in the council chambers in City Hall to give their input on how the city should manage its money for the next two years.


Rochester city employees caught by red-light cameras 119 times – 119 infractions recorded, but violators won’t have to pay.

Tea Party, Occupy: grass-roots movements find political turf – Local activists haven’t gone away; they are focusing on issues.

Stockton bankruptcy case could test security of public pensions – Going to work for the government has always come with an ironclad promise: Your pension benefits will be there when you retire.

Cities want more tax options – Oregon cities are pushing for a change in the state constitution to allow local option levies for longer periods  and outside the existing limits on tax rates.


The 15-Minute Job Hunt – Looking for a job may be a full-time occupation, but actually spending 40-plus hours per week looking at job listings won’t cut it. Nor will spending all of those hours mass-emailing your resume.

Smoothing Out a Bumpy Work History – Ten jobs in 10 years might look like a job hopper or a committed consultant, depending on how you present your work history in a resume.

Throw Your Life a Curve – Our view of the world is powered by personal algorithms: observing how all of the component pieces (and people) that make up our personal social system interact, and looking for patterns to predict what will happen next.

Step Into the Office-Less Company – How 123 employees scattered across 26 countries work together for a tech company. with no office.

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The Social Network

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Navigating Your Network – Social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn haven’t changed where you network so much as how.

Facebook: Children’s Center

Twitter: NRPA Public Policy

Pinterest: New York Public Library

Google+: Milton Friedman