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04.20.12 The Afternoon Delight

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Water & Funding Issues Survey | City of West Linn Oregon Official Website – The City of #WestLinn wants your opinions about water and funding issues. Take the online survey today!

If I were Mayor of Portland…Gigabyte broadband, baseball, and a sales tax for education. We’ve spent much of this election season hearing from candidates for Mayor of Portland about what they would do if elected.

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The Rise of the Supertemp – How big is the phenomenon today? McKinsey research in 2011 found that 58% of U.S. companies expect to use more temporary arrangements at all levels in the years ahead (nearly triple the number that plan to offshore more jobs)

Why Bossy Is Better for Rookie Managers – Nobody likes to be bossed around. Numerous studies, including my own, have shown that a collaborative management style is usually best. But there’s an important exception.

The Power of Small Wins – What could be more important for managers than increasing their teams’ productivity? Yet most managers labor under misconceptions about what motivates employees—particularly knowledge workers—to do their best work.

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The City of Silverton’s Preliminary Budget Available for Viewing:The City’s 2012-2013 preliminary budget is available for viewing.

What Developers Get Wrong About Smart Growth – Cities need higher densities, but they also need green space.

City manager hire: The best possible outcome | IN OUR OPINION – The vote by the Bainbridge Island City Council to make Morgan Smith the interim city manager is not only the right choice, but it’s also the wise choice.

Meet finalists for top Stanwood job – It’s been two years since the city had a full time, permanent city administrator. Five people are finalists for the job: Gene Green, David Kelly, Deborah Knight, Scott Somers and Stephen Taylor.

Epperson Named Director of Finance and Budget  – In the more than 22 years Cindy Epperson has worked for the City of Yakima, she has become intimately familiar with municipal finances. Epperson will now put that familiarity to work as the City of Yakima’s director of finance and budget.

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