Too often people reference the differences between the private and public sectors. Yet many have never truly experienced it first hand. What does it really mean? Understanding [...]Read more Working in the Public Sector-From Pitfalls to Powerhouse Wins!
-Authored by Ed Everett a retired city manager and recipient of the ICMA highest award: Mark E. Keane Award for Career Excellence. He is a Senior Fellow at the Davenport [...]Read more MANAGING LOCAL GOVERNMENT IS TOUGHER THAN USUAL – What is a Manager to Do?
“What’s it going to be like, supervising a couple of close friends and your former colleagues?” asked Dianne. The promotion had been a long time coming. Samantha had worked [...]Read more The Challenges of Managing Friends & Former Peers
Leveraging the Strategic Planning Process to Gain Clarity and Focus I would like to introduce you to an organization. Things have been rough for this organization, like many [...]Read more Engaging Employees through Vision and Purpose
“Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Businesses have long paid attention to hostile work environments, workplace [...]Read more Creating a Positive and Civil Workplace: A Cultural Approach to Ending Workplace Harassment
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” –Einstein Creative leaders are those who can continuously solve meaningful problems. They enable [...]Read more Fostering an Environment of Creative Problem Solving
“An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.” – Mae West “Do more with less.” Are you tired of hearing that adage? I believe this saying can be true; however, [...]Read more Measuring and Evaluating Organizational Performance