05.15.12 Morning Buzz

Posted on May 15, 2012

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RSVP: ELGL Meets Fortune 100 Company – Did you know Umpqua Bank was named to FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the 6th year in a row? Learn more about this success from Barbara Baker, VP for Cultural Enhancement at an ELGL forum on Thursday, May 17. ELGL members and other interested professionals can reserve a spot by contacting [email protected] with your name, company, and position. The meeting will be held at 20085 NW Tanasbourne Drive, Hillsboro OR 97124.



Lending for Olympia’s future? Building affordable housing, redeveloping blighted areas, or supporting new commercial development are potential uses for a $1.8 million low-interest loan program that the Olympia City Council could decide to pursue tonight.

For Cornelius, conservative spending stretches a tight budget – Working with $28.1 million in recommended funding to provide core services in 2013, including only a few cuts and consolidations, the city anticipates neither growing nor shrinking in the near future.

City fee catches landlords by surprise – Property owner groups say the $10.50 per-unit levy in Springfield doesn’t reflect any specific city expense



HBR.org: Stop Getting Bad Advice

Male Professionals with Higher Ethical Standards Earn Less – Although companies have focused greater attention on the need for ethical practices over the past few decades, male business professionals who self-report high ethical character earn, on average, 3.4% less than their peers who don’t report having such standards, according to an analysis of data on thousands of students by Andrew Hussey of the University of Memphis.

Find the Reverse Leaders in Your Midst – In the spirit of reverse innovation, and reverse mentoring, I submit to you that the next trend to watch out for in leadership is, you guessed it — reverse leadership.

Inside the UGB

If Fox and it's supporters could re-write the Constitution we wouldn't recognize it — just from the spelling.

Outside the UGB


Social Network

Pinterest for Government: A Recipe for Success? Some agencies are now exploring the platform as one element of a social media strategy.

Brand Takes a Tweeting – To tweet or not to tweet? That was the question. I resisted jumping aboard the Twitter bandwagon until last week for reasons both practical and philosophical. But it basically boiled down to this: I don’t have that much to say. And certainly, once I turn in this column each day, I’ve pretty much said it.

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