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The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades

Today’s Buzz is by Meredith Reynolds, Deputy City Manager for Recovery for the City of Long Beach. Follow Meredith on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.  What I’m Listening To: Part 1 & Part 2 of the Questlove DJ set in tribute to the 30th Anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest’s first album & Qtip’s 50th Birthday … Continued

Making Space

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Danielle Rogers, Community Marketing Manager for the City of Newton, Iowa. Connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter. Listening To: Let’s Not Meet: A True Horror Podcast Reading: Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole by Susan Cain Watching: Cha Cha Real Smooth In the world of engaging our … Continued

Happy Fiscal New Year!

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Erin Krause Riley, Adult Services Coordinator for the Scottsdale Public Library System. What I’m Reading: Your Creative Workspace by Desha Peacock– it’s a book about how to set up a space to do any kind of creative work with lots of pictures of creative spaces people have … Continued

Strength in Weakness

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Matt Horn, Director of Local Government Services for MRB Group.  Follow Matt on LinkedIn, but don’t follow too closely–this vehicle makes frequent stops. What I’m Watching:  Re-watching The Sopranos as a study in organizational management. What I’m Listening to:  A maaasssive summer time playlist…so…much…Buffett… What I’m Reading:  … Continued

Let’s Just Agree to Agree (Enough)

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Shane Stone, sr. management to Scottsdale’s City Manager Connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn What I’m Listening to: I saw FISHER three times in nine days last month, so his music has been bouncing around in my head What I’m Reading: I just finished “The Book of Hope” by Jane Goodall and … Continued

The Importance of Being Earnest

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Dr. Sarah Martin, Vice President of Strategic Communications at mySidewalk. Find her on Twitter @DrSarahMarie and on Medium.  She is also now finally posting again on IG, where it’s mostly about running, but there is a fun new life change on there you might enjoy 🙂  What … Continued

Survey Says: Engagement Fatigue is Real

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Warren Kagarise, digital engagement manager for King County, WA. Connect on LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. What I’m Reading: Twilight of the NIMBY, a look at how neighborhood activism is evolving under the pressures of affordability, homelessness, and generational change. What I’m Watching: “For All Mankind” — a thought experiment about … Continued

On Coaching vs. Management

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Ido Ivry, co-founder and CTO of Zencity Follow Ido on Twitter and LinkedIn. What I’m Reading: Principles for dealing with the Changing World: why nations succeed and fail, nothing beats reading about Macroeconomics when they change. By Ray Dalio. What I’m Listening to: Cautionary Tales, a great podcast about disasters, stupidity and plain … Continued

Grief in the Workplace

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Kayla Barber-Perrotta, Budget & Performance Manager for the City of Brighton, CO. Connect with her on LinkedIn. What I’m Listening to: Random music on my phone What I’m Reading: The Sensitive Striver What I’m Watching: Servant of the People What I’m Doing: Reflecting Grief is inevitable. At some point in … Continued

The Art of Self Discovery (and Why It Matters in Local Government)

Today’s Morning Buzz is brought to you by Maggie Jones – connect on LinkedIn and Twitter! What I’m Reading: Just finished Book Lovers by Emily Henry, bookended with Octavia Butler’s Parables with a bonus of I’ll Show Myself Out by Jessi Klein for fun. Who reads one book at a time anyway? What I’m Listening … Continued

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