Guest Blogger Cheryl Hilvert on The Value of Public Service

By Cheryl Hilvert, Management and Leadership Consultant & Former City Manager, Ohio As I look back on 31 years of local government service I am both pleased, and humbled, by the importance of the work that we people do, the people I have met, and all the many things I learned along the way. While [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:21+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Guest Bloggers: Tamara & Paul Letourneau on Two Ears and One Mouth – 5 Tips for the Listening Leader

By Tamara & Paul Letourneau There is an old saying that the smartest person in the room is the person who is not talking because they are listening. The term "two ears and one mouth" means that we are supposed to listen twice as much as we talk. Have you ever given someone direction only [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:21+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Guest Blogger Marianne Cooper on We Act As If Work Is Optional….

Guess What? It's NOT! By Marianne Cooper, PhD - Sociologist, The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University There are many things that make the United States different from the rest of the developed world. One of them is that we are the only developed economy that does not provide paid maternity leave. I’m [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:38+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Amber Cameron on Occupational Segregation

How Libraries and Police Departments are "Similar?" By Amber Cameron, Strategic Operations Manager - City of Palo Alto, CA Both experience something called Occupational Segregation... “Tell your grandfather about all the women’s stuff you’ve been working on,” my mom says at a holiday family get together. After briefly talking about the ICMA conference this year, [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:39+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Mary Jacobs on Mentoring Beyond Your Profession

By Mary Jacobs, Assistant City Manager - Sierra Vista, AZ Do you ever look back and remember someone who said something that really inspired you?  I remember one of my early bosses out of graduate school.  She was commenting on my work product one day, and told me I had the makings of a leader [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:39+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts|1 Comment

Guest Blogger: Megan Roach on Navigating Your Career Path

  By Megan Roach, Marketing & Sustainability Manager - Beverly Hills, CA While pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science at Chapman University, I applied for a graduate level internship with the City Manager’s Office for the City of Laguna Niguel.  I drove to the interview thinking the internship would either define my career path [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:40+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Jonathan Reichental on Embracing Diversity for the Future of our Cities

Why we need many more voices in the civic innovation debate By Dr. Jonathan Reichental, Chief Information Officer, City of Palo Alto “In the game of life, less diversity means fewer options for change. Wild or domesticated, panda or pea, adaptation is the requirement for survival.” – Cary Fowler As a technology leader in Silicon [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:40+00:00 January 5th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Guest Blogger Kristen Krey on Mentorship

A Little Advice Goes a Long Way! By Kristen Krey, Grants Administrator, City of Glendale, AZ “Mentorship is a personal development relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor may be older or younger, but have a certain area of expertise. [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:25:42+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Exclusives, Guest Blog Posts, Mentor, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Blogger Mary Van Milligen on How Does ‘Helping’ Impact Your Future?

By Mary Van Milligen, City of Woodbury, MN For a time, and to be honest with myself (and you) – still to this day, I find myself volunteering first and far more frequently at work and at home. Results are important to me and if no one else is going to do it, well then [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:26:00+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Exclusives, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments