06.10.12 The Morning Buzz

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RSVP: Economist Dr. Thomas Potiowsky, June 13 – ELGL is hosting a luncheon with former State Economist and current Chair of the Portland State Economics Department, Dr. Thomas Potiowsky. The discussion will be on the US recovery and the new economic environment. This information will be relevant to long-term local government revenues and anyone interested in budgeting.

Talkin’ About My Generation with ELGL-Eugene – Please find the attached announcement regarding the upcoming lunch seminar scheduled for Thursday, June 21 in Springfield. Special thanks to Judy Williams at Lane County for putting the agenda together and Jeff Towery at Springfield for agreeing to host us next month.

ELGL-CO Roundtable on Communicating with Citizens – Communicating with Your Residents, June 14, noon- 1 p.m. North Fire Training Room 63377 Jamison Street, Bend

Spotlight

Instead of gas taxes, ODOT explores fees based on miles driven – Smartphones are great for texting, checking email, and surfing the web. But now your phone will be able to track the miles traveled in your car by connecting to an on-board device. Next, the information is reported to the government, which will then tax you on it.

Public-employee pensions come under the scalpel in Calif.; other states are watching closely – For years, companies have been chipping away at workers’ pensions. Now, two California cities may help pave the way for governments to follow suit.

A twisted trail of deceit in case of former Franklin County official – Two months after Dennis M. Huston was hired as a Franklin County accountant, some county managers learned he was previously convicted of embezzling federal money.

Career

How Great Leaders Make Their Own Luck – Morten Hansen, management professor at UC Berkeley, describes the traits leaders need to help their organizations thrive in times of chaos and uncertainty.

Seeking Fix for Job-Search Game – A host of technology firms large and small are racing to build tools to improve the job-search experience from both sides.

Do Headphones Help? Do earbuds and noise-canceling headphones really make workers in crowded offices more productive?

How to Look and Act Like a Leader – To reach the top, executives must learn how to exude “presence.” Some tips: Don’t nod your head and do clean up your look. For one vice president, an image makeover helped her gain the managerial gravitas that she needed.

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