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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

Guest Writer Mary Jacobs on Women’s Equality Day…Not Quite Yet!

By Mary Jacobs, Assistant City Manager - Sierra Vista, AZ Several weeks ago, I invited my daughter Rachel to attend the Women’s Equality Day event at the Fort Huachuca Army installation. The Commanding General invited me to be the keynote speaker and I wanted Rachel to hear me speak about something I’m incredibly passionate about.  [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:24:59+00:00 October 18th, 2016|#GenderBalance, Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Blogger Dr. Frank Benest on Building a World Class Culture

Dr. Frank Benest suggests if you want to improve performance, then you need to improve workplace culture. By Frank Benest, ICMA Liaison for Next Generation Initiatives I’m an administrative services director of a large urban city government, overseeing a department that includes Finance, HR, and IT. Serving in this position for two years, I have [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:00+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

League Symposium Featured Speaker: Liz O’Donnell on How Caring For Aging Parents Affects a Career

The Crisis Facing America's Working Daughters Many are familiar with the challenges faced by working moms, but the troubles of women with aging parents are unseen and widely ignored. By Liz O'Donnell, Author, Mogul, Mom & Maid: The Balancing Act of the Modern Woman and founder of  WorkingDaughter.com  For America’s working moms, there is pretty [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:00+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Bloggers Leisha DeHart-Davis, PhD & Tope Olofintuyi on Gender Mainstreaming the Local Government Workplace

How can local governments create gender-inclusive workplaces?  By Leisha DeHart-Davis, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & Tope Olofintuyi, Research Assistant, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill How can local governments create gender-inclusive workplaces? This is an important question given substantial evidence that gender-balanced leadership makes for more effective organizations. Yet women are still [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:01+00:00 August 18th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Blogger Ashley Jacobs on Suggested Items For Your Coping Mechanisms Toolbox

By Ashley Jacobs, local government executive, South Carolina I was honored to speak on a panel with two other women entitled, “You Have What It Takes to be a Resilient Leader” at the ICMA Regional Summit in Savannah this spring. When we arrived at the session, we were mic’d up and told, “We’re recording this.” [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:02+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Blogger Leelannee Malin on The Rules of Engagement for Women in Networking

Just Give Me Five: The Rules of Engagement for Women in Networking By Leelannee K. Malin, PhD - Principal & CEO, Malin PR I received a group email from an associate whom I had collaborated on several projects.  We run in similar political, business and social circles. The email shared some job opportunities available within her network.  She [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:16+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments