05.09.12 The Morning Buzz



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RSVP for ELGL Conversation with Gov. Gregoire – The Oregon Emerging Local Government Leaders Network would like to extend an invitation to the ELGL Conversation with Governor Christine Gregoire. Space will be limited for this event to 100 people, and we anticipate that we may reach capacity (ELGL currently has more than 300 members).  PSU President Wim Wiewel will also be attending this forum.

Live chat with parks and rec department set for Friday – Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation director Pete Mayer will join Columbian.com users for a live web chat on Friday. The department has faced budget cuts in recent months and will be at the heart of a levy in November. What would you like to chat about?

Good Neighbor Center – Portland Women’s Crisis Line is currently hiring an Administrative Assistant.


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A Conversation with Fred Jarrett Part 2: Lean Principles – MRSC Insight – The application of Lean principles in King County is intended to examine every service the county provides as if it were a product being produced.

A new plan for Civic – Group trying to save stadium studies less expensive options



3 Things You Can Learn From The Women Of TIME’s 100 – TIME recently released its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Each year, the list features a slew of game changers who are making strides in diverse fields like business, technology, politics, activism, the arts, and more.

Three Ways to Craft Your Culture – Forbes – Many organizations treat the creation, maintenance, and periodic updating of their cultures in a cavalier manner. Either they pay lip service to the kind of culture they want, but don’t do much about it — or worse, ignore culture completely.

Science Reveals Why We Brag So Much – Talking about ourselves—whether in a personal conversation or through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter—triggers the same sensation of pleasure in the brain as food or money, researchers reported Monday.

Don’t Cry (at the Office) – After successfully closing a $25 million deal with Sony, Anne Kreamer, a senior vice president at the children’s cable channel Nickelodeon, got a call from Sumner Redstone. It was the first time the chairman and majority owner of Nickelodeon’s parent company, Viacom, had ever called her.

Don’t Unpack – These days, managers gunning for the C-suite should be ready to complete multiple stints abroad.

How to Turn Average Employees into Rock Stars – Say an assignment will be tough and your employees will struggle with it. But tell them it’s easy and watch them excel, says columnist Mike Michalowicz.

10 Ways to Motivate Anyone – I am often asked about how I keep employees inspired and productive. It’s an essential question since companies today must accomplish more, with fewer people. The most successful start-ups must be lean, nimble, and fierce.

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Land a Job with 8 Social Media Strategies – Competition for jobs will be fierce this spring, when thousands of new college graduates flood the market. A Linfield College expert says traditional job search strategies no longer work, but social media can give job seekers an edge.

Chart Focus: How business uses social technologies – Our fifth annual survey on the way organizations use social tools and technologies finds that they continue to seep into many organizations, transforming business processes and raising performance.

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