04.01.12 The Sunday Post

Posted on April 1, 2012


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Top Workplaces nomination deadline extended to April 27. A lot of our readers are proud of the places they work.  Since we announced the Top Workplaces program, dozens of nominations have rolled in and our partner, professional research firm WorkplaceDynamics, has already started surveying employees at some companies.

Career

The 9 Faces of Leadership – According to FedEx, its best leaders share nine personal attributes – which the company defines with remarkable specificity.

Why Great Leaders Are in Short Supply – We’re living with something of an irony right now regarding leadership. 

Bosses Reveal: Here’s How to Keep Employees Happy – How motivated are your workers? We asked 15 successful young entrepreneurs to share secrets to sparking happiness and company loyalty around the office.

What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know About Public Speaking – How can you go from ‘public speaking isn’t my thing’ to full-fledged confidence? The Esquire guy helps you step up to the podium.

Spotlight

 

Budgeting maneuver could backfire on city– The City of Tacoma’s efforts to close a $12 million budget shortfall might take a step backward after public utilities officials recently discovered that a city budgeting maneuver three years ago likely misused utility funds and ran afoul of the law.

In a city noted for its big-time philanthropy, Amazon has been a small-time donor – Last year, amid a troubled economy, United Way of King County said it received record donations from some of the area’s largest companies. Microsoft made a corporate donation of $4 million. Boeing gave $3.1 million. Nordstrom, nearly $320,000. And Amazon.com? Zero.

Distressed Cities Weigh Bold Tactics in a New Fiscal Era – Amid all the sobering discussions of what happens when cities run out of money, fiscal sleight of hand and time, the most telling detail at a conference on distressed municipalities here last week just might have been the one about the fire truck that was the wrong color.

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