fbpx

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+00:00August 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+00:00July 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+00:00June 20th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Blogger: Dr. Frank Benest on the Magic Behind High-Performance Teams

By Frank Benest, ICMA Liaison for Next Generation Initiatives I’m a mid-career manager in a large water district. The division team that I supervise is involved in water conservation and recycling programs. I also lead several project teams involving internal and external groups. During my career, I’ve participated on a few great-achieving teams and some [...]

By |2017-03-14T00:25:17+00:00May 27th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Governing Institute’s Julia Burrows on Gender Parity’s Untapped Economic Potential

Growing the power of women in the workforce is about more than fairness. It could add trillions to our economy, and a new report shows the way. by Julia Burrows, Director of the Governing Institute (Reposted from Governing.com) Every revolution begins with a desire for fundamental change. Ideas are debated, options narrowed, strategy planned and [...]

By |2017-03-14T00:25:17+00:00May 24th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Moms in the Top Job?

Guest Blogger Linda Kelly on the Top 10 Reasons Why.......... By Linda Kelly, Town Manager - Windsor, CA In honor of Mother’s Day 2016 and our Guest Blogger's 10th year as a city manager (and with deepest apologies to David Letterman), here are the Top Ten Reasons why moms rock as city and county managers, police [...]

Guest Blogger Marianne Cooper on Women Leaders and “Likability”

By Marianne Cooper, Ph.D., Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University In their blog post, “New Research Shows Success Doesn’t Make Women Less Likable,”  Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman conclude from their analysis of assessments of men and women leaders who have come through their leadership program that “likeability and success actually go together remarkably [...]

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+00:00April 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+00:00March 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+00:00February 9th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts|0 Comments