10.01.12 Your Morning Buzz



The yin and yang of Jefferson Smith: Portland mayor’s race – Jefferson Smith was asleep, reclining in the passenger seat of a car on his way to a speaking engagement in Eugene, when the driver lost control.

Create Your Own Leadership Playbook – Right now, take out a piece of paper and describe in 10 words or fewer your leadership style. Did you record the classic types—trustworthy, authentic, communicative, and lead by example—to name a few? Now what are you doing every day to act in accordance with what you believe? Not easy, is it?

Public employee benefits add up to more than twice salary costs – Some officials are arguing that the study doesn’t paint an accurate picture. SEIU Local 503 President Linda Burgin said she disagrees with the study’s methodology because the study isn’t comprehensive and because overtime and paid time off should not be included in a discussion about compensation.

Real-Life Mayberry Feels Bite of Modern Economy – The tourism business in Mount Airy, N.C., hometown of Andy Griffith and the model for Mayberry, has long relied on the devoted fans of “The Andy Griffith Show,” but some fear the well is running dry.


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Special Meeting: ICMA Exchange Program, Eric King & Gary Allis – ELGL Central Oregon has a special opportunity to hear from Gary Allis and Eric King about their experience with the ICMA Exchange Program.  Mr. Allis is here next week from Tauranga, New Zealand. Join us on Tuesday, October 2 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Fireside Room at the Fire Administration Building,1212 SW Simpson Ave, Bend. Please bring your own lunch.

Public to be heard about Island County budget – Island County commissioners have worked on the 2013 budget all month and are ready to hear the public’s input. There will be a commissioners meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 in the commissioners’ hearing room in the courthouse annex building, located at 1 N.E. Sixth St. in Coupeville.


The Workplace

1969 Topps Trading Card of Reggie Jackson Yankees, A'S Rookie. Yankees Home Run Hitter,and HOF. Mr October Lead The Yankees To 1977 World Series,Hitting 3 Home Runs In One Game.  Jackson, Rookie, Yankee, Collectible

Three Ways to Think Deeply at Work – Most HBR readers can relate to a central dilemma of knowledge work today: We’re using rules for how we work in a factory in a time when most of our work product requires deep thinking.

Charlotte Beers: It’s “Tough” at the Top and Women Need to Be Ready – There are trailblazers….and then there are those who make history. Charlotte Beers makes history. In the multi-billion dollar world of “Top 10” global advertising agencies – the ones that influence so much of our buying habits and whose work has been called the “other parent” to our children – Beers was the first (ever) woman CEO.

Was Steve Jobs a Role Model for Leaders? Judging from the onslaught of books, articles, and blog posts extolling Steve Jobs’ virtues and condemning his vices, the question of whether leaders can replicate Jobs’ results by emulating his methods is an important one. Since most managers quantitatively analyze the factors which that impact affect the performance of their firms, we find it surprising that this great debate has raged in a context largely uninformed by any hard data.

The Social Network

How the presidential race is shaping up on Twitter and Facebook – Throw away the poll results. Let’s get down to what really matters in the upcoming presidential election: Who’s winning the social media war?

Facebook: Women of NACo

Twitter: IHaveADreamOregon

Pinterest: Discovery Channel

Google+:  Portland State University