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Massive mixed-use project in Los Angeles clears a hurdle
Los Angeles Times
A proposal for two skyscrapers that would flank the Capitol Records tower in Los Angeles gained the approval of the city's planning department despite protests from dozens of disgruntled residents. The Millennium Hollywood plans are the most ambitious in a string of revitalization projects in the area, including the W Hotel and the Hollywood & Highland Center.
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New life coming to Seattle's historic Smith Tower
KING-TV
VideoBriefComing up on its 100th anniversary, the Smith Tower is getting new life. In foreclosure and nearly vacant a year ago, it's now nearly two-thirds full. "It really is coming back to life. Many people familiar with Smith Tower's history know it's had its ups and downs," said Smith Tower marketer, Cate Chase.
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Power speakers at IFMA Facility Fusion Conference & Expo
IFMA
Click here to read about the three power speakers that will be presenting during the IFMA Facility Fusion Conference & Expo, April 2-4.
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IFMA Facility Fusion Conference & Expo session — Fraud! How to Detect and Prevent Fraudulent Financial Practices in Your Organization
IFMA
When speaker Donald Tucker first arrived at the Sacramento Public Library in Elk Grove, Calif., as director of facilities in 2007, he noticed a large number of expensive repairs in the records. After researching the charges, he realized that they were not errors in the financial data, but gross overcharges for typical repairs and services.
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Wind energy industry poised to increase velocity in Oregon
Sustainable Business Oregon
Following industry contractions, a general economic slump, national uncertainty and a rollback of state tax credits, Oregon could be looking at an uptick in the renewable energy market as a number of utilities around the region look to power down coal plants. Rachel Shimshak, executive director of the Renewable Northwest Project, told the wind energy community that a rejuvenated market could arise from the shutdown of 2,500 megawatts in coal plants in the near and not-so-near future.
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California requiring 50 megawatts of energy storage
California Energy Storage Alliance via CleanTechnica
The California Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved a long-term procurement decision that orders Southern California Edison — the primary supplier of electricity for much of Southern California — to procure between 1,400 and 1,800 megawatts of energy resource capacity in the Los Angeles basin to meet long-term requirements by 2021.
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The state of facility management: Issues and opportunities
FM & Beyond
From the Los Angeles Chapter of IFMA: The facility management profession is in a good place these days. The global economy is (mostly) emerging from a difficult spell, new generations are bringing new energy and ideas to the profession and technology, already ubiquitous, is becoming even more so. That said, there are some issues.
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 LEADERSHIP PERSPECTIVE


12 ways to be the leader everyone wants to work for
Forbes
It's not easy being a manager these days. You're responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, coaching, modeling, engaging, monitoring, motivating, anticipating, prioritizing, planning, evaluating, clarifying, adapting, envisioning, directing, disciplining, reinforcing, reporting, recognizing, budgeting and building alliances. And that's all before lunch. And if you struggle with just one, your reports will say you're in over your head.
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Leadership is not a position
Serve to Lead
The complexities and dynamism that shape your organization need all employees at any level to demonstrate leadership. It is time to step in front of outdated beliefs that falsely uphold a hierarchy of decision-making. Equally outdated is the practice of letting employees off the hook from sharing their unique perspectives. To thrive, 21st century businesses must be more agile in blending leadership and wisdom found in both management and staff. Leadership is not a position but a requirement of anyone.
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13 habits of extraordinary bosses
Inc.
In the book "Don't Bring It To Work: Breaking the Family Patterns that Limit Success," Sylvia Lafair describes a set of habits that define how ideal leaders behave when they've got their beliefs aligned the right way. Extraordinary bosses use these 13 habits to bring out the extraordinary in those around them.
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FM EVENTS IN YOUR AREA
Event       Chapter     Dates

CFM Review Course       San Diego Chapter     March 7-8

Reth!nk the City Symposium       All IFMA Chapters     April 1

IFMA Facility Fusion Conference & Expo       All IFMA Chapters     April 2-4

IFMA Foundation Facility Fusion Golf Tournament       All IFMA Chapters     April 5

FMP Course — Finance       San Diego Chapter     May 9-10

Annual Charity Golf Event — Rancho Bernardo Inn       San Diego Chapter     May 31

 



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