03.30.12 The Morning Buzz

Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head

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Rewind

The Social Network

 

Stay connected by following these feeds.

Twitter: Jeremy Schwartz, Adam Rudnick, NorthWest Innovation

Facebook: Partnership for Public Service, Sustainable Cities Collective

¬†Pinterest: Frommer’s Travel

ELGL Facebook , ELGL Twitter, ELGL LinkedIn, ELGL Google+ , ELGL Pinterest

Participate

Columbia Slough Watershed Council¬†–¬†Look at these new volunteer opportunities for Columbia Slough Paddlers.

Help give Planning Commissioners Journal a name.

Career

The One Skill All Leaders Should Work On¬†–¬†If I had to pick one skill for the majority of leaders I work with to improve, it would be assertiveness. Not because being assertive is such a wonderful trait in and of itself.

Motivating people: Getting beyond money¬†–¬†The economic slump offers business leaders a chance to more effectively reward talented employees by emphasizing nonfinancial motivators rather than bonuses. A McKinsey Quarterly Organization article.

Spotlight

Hillsboro police host ‘Innovations Academy’ for city and business leaders¬†–¬†The department chose 11 influential city leaders and members of the business community to participate in the all-day program Wednesday. The academy included information about police work and hands-on training scenarios designed to give participants a better idea of the decisions police officers make and challenges they face. Hillsboro City Manager Michael Brown even took a Taser blast.

The Gated Community Mentality¬†–¬†Trayvon Martin‚Äôs supporters declare ‚ÄúWe are all Trayvon,‚ÄĚ but to what extent is the United States also all George Zimmerman?

The Best Social Media Cities ‚ÄĒ Local Governments Ranked –¬†Seattle and New York City took the highest marks in a¬†studyreleased last week by the University of Illinois at Chicago ranking city government‚Äôs use of¬†social media.

Outside the UGB

Race for the Legislature: House District 48 | Oregon Capitol News

Secretary of state candidates kick off debate season in Vancouver

Committee: No bus-only lanes in BRT proposal

Council member webpages could soon become a reality