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Valerie Martinelli, MPA on how to Unlock Opportunities to Authentic and Powerful Leadership – Part 1

By Valerie Martinelli, MPA – Leadership, Life, & Career Coach/ HR & Management Consultant Women need to learn how to own it. Sounds simple enough, right? Wrong. Fear, discomfort, and anxiety have a way of keeping women from moving forward, including in their careers. When we think of leadership, we think of men because that [...]

By | 2017-06-08T23:05:59+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Writer Shannah Hayley on The Multiplier Effect: Mentorship Formulas for Your Career Lifecycle

By Shannah Hayley, FSMPS, CPSM, Director of Marketing and Community Engagement - City of Plano, Texas There's little doubt that the influence of a mentor can be extremely beneficial but all too often, priority is placed on one-on-one mentor relationships in the early and mid-career stages. While helpful, mentoring doesn't have to be the result [...]

By | 2017-12-31T05:26:49+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Mentor, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Valerie Martinelli, MPA on An Unparalleled Perspective to Unleash Your Confidence – Conclusion

By Valerie Martinelli, MPA – Leadership, Life, & Career Coach/ HR & Management Consultant This is the conclusion to Val's two part article on unleashing your confidence. Part 1 can be found HERE. Confidence, The Elusive Concept? We assume that we are among women who would be brimming with confidence and yet, they are still lacking [...]

By | 2017-05-10T06:22:52+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Mentor|0 Comments

League Board Member Dan Singer on OUR America

Why Diversity of ALL Kinds Matters By Dan Singer, Board Member - League of Women in Government Going to Jury duty can be a varied experience. In some regards, it is a day away from the routine - a chance to catch up on some reading if you're not impaneled. Yet for many it is [...]

By | 2017-12-31T06:18:58+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Writer Dan Singer on the Importance of the Women’s March on Washington

IT IS THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE GOVERNMENT WORK! By Dan Singer It's an exhilarating and rewarding thing when thousands of people - often complete strangers - come together around a singular event or cause. You experience the pure energy of it when you attend a concert or a sporting event; brought together around an artist [...]

By | 2017-12-31T07:22:15+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts|0 Comments

AND THE TOP POST OF THE YEAR IS……

By LWG Editor It’s been another busy year for the League. We’ve heard you loud and clear that having a spot where local government women AND men can visit to read content about advancing women in government is essential. We’re also very proud of the original content being written by our supporters and [...]

What will you achieve in 2017?

How many of your goals did you accomplish in 2016? By Pamela Antil - Santa Barbara, CA We all had great intentions in 2016. Eat better. Lose weight. Tweet less. Read more. Finish that degree. But, life has a way of getting in the way of, well, life! As a result, we don't always achieve the resolutions [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:24:58+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Educate, Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Women and Retirement: If you have deferred comp, increase it.

If you haven’t started it yet, then do it today! By Jan Perkins, Senior Partner, Management Partners The payroll manager of a city I worked for many years ago had a habit of "convincing" all new employees to sign up for deferred compensation. It didn't matter if they were a street maintenance worker or the [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:24:58+00:00 November 28th, 2016|#GenderBalance, Educate, Exclusives, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Writer Tom Miller on the City Manager of the Future

History proves there has been an enduring role for government and its leaders... By Tom Miller, President & CEO, National Research Center, Inc. (reposted with permission from NRC, Inc.) The Role Of Government We have all witnessed an ebb in public trust of government, mostly at the federal level, but also infiltrating local government. History, however, [...]

Guest Writer Jan Perkins on They’re Thinking It, So We Might As Well Hear it!

The Importance of: By Jan Perkins, Senior Partner, Management Partners (former city manager) It can be scary to ask people for genuine feedback, because it requires you to be vulnerable and to open yourself to criticism. You risk learning that a project you poured your heart into was perceived by others as less than successful, [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:24:59+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Encourage, Exclusives, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments