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?
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
“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
“People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it [...]Read more Using a Talent Development Strategy to Build Bench Strength
“Conversation is the laboratory and workshop of the student.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Why is having a challenging conversation so difficult? It feels like there is so much [...]Read more Critical Conversations: Utilizing Feedback Opportunities to Enhance Employee Performance
Democracy is the only system capable of reflecting the humanist premise of equilibrium or balance. The key to its secret is the involvement of the citizen. – John [...]Read more Steering by Assessments: Using Employee Feedback to Guide Future Plans
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.” Zig Ziglar No matter what’s [...]Read more Mission Possible: Fostering a Motivating Environment Given Today’s Challenges