09.12.12 Your Morning Buzz


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.

PSU Hosts Mayoral Debate – Portland State University will be hosting a debate between mayoral candidates Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith on Monday, Oct. 8.


Here is the second set of results from Oregon’s Kitchen Table! As you recall, we are sending the results in three sections to give you a chance to digest and comment on the results. Follow the link to check the results for the Healthy People Outcome Area and Revenue sections of the questionnaire.

Talent Beats Trade in Economic Development  – Turns out human capital is vastly more important than trade when it comes to generating regional growth.

 Reserves battles head to appeals court – The years-long process to set aside urban reserves for growth in the coming decades is set for its next stage: The Oregon Court of Appeals.

The Next Big Question Facing Cities: Will Millennials Stay? Do neighborhoods work like habitat for different kinds of households? City populations have rebounded in the past two decades as people who like city habitats have grown in numbers and in their share of the population.


Three Ways to Increase Your Influence – One of my favorite lines is that it’s important to understand the difference between what should be and what is.   Stop for a few moments and think about how often that line applies in real life.  You’ll hear someone say something like, “They should be doing that because…” and what comes after because is something like “it’s the right thing to do,” or “the answer’s obvious,” or “I’m in charge.”

3 Reasons You’d Need to Use a Functional Resume – Unlike traditional resumes, functional resumes allow you to group your work history by skills rather than in chronological order. For instance, check out this excerpt from a sample resume via the Peirce College’s career guide.

10 Leadership Lessons From Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn – During the video interview, Weiner shared 10 lessons in leadership I think every businessperson should be aware of.

5 Powerful Things Happen When A Leader Is Transparent – The days of utopia are over in the traditional workplace.   Most people now realize they need to look out for themselves if their employers are unwilling to do so.  As such, companies will lose top-talent if they are not mindful of their employees’ needs – and concurrently pay a heavy price to replace them and rebuild the momentum that was left behind.

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Cities Must Change Facebook Page Names, or Else – Chances are you’ve visited city Facebook pages for information on local events, city services or elected officials. But how can you be sure you’ve landed on the city’s official page and not a look-a-like? With so many groups and organizations representing a municipality in some way, it can be confusing for a user to determine who can legitimately lay claim to the official city moniker.

Facebook: Northwest Oregon Volunteer Administrators Association (NOVAA)

Twitter: Aly Schwieger

Pinterest: Seattle Parks Foundation

Google+: Creative In Oregon