Wednesday Wisdom from Val: Powerful Advice to Unlock Successful Coaching Opportunities – Conclusion

Coaching Within the Workplace By Valerie Martinelli, MPA – Leadership, Life, & Career Coach/ HR & Management Consultant Managers provide some level of coaching to all direct reports, which helps them attain a certain level of professional achievement, as well as assisting others improve their performance to fulfill their current roles. However, it is also [...]

By | 2017-04-12T17:46:04+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Powerful Advice to Unlock Successful Coaching Opportunities – Part 1

  By Valerie Martinelli, MPA – Leadership, Life, & Career Coach/ HR & Management Consultant Whenever I receive a new coaching client, one of my initial thoughts is “this individual coachable?” What many may not realize is that wanting coaching services and being coachable are two very distinct concepts. When one is coachable, they [...]

By | 2017-04-11T00:54:56+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Writer Karen Daly on Why conversations about sexual harassment remain in the 1980’s & what to do about it!

By Karen Daly, ICMA Mountain Plains Regional Director I've recently had the unfortunate opportunity to visit with several colleagues about sexual harassment situations.  While this issue has been around for a long while, it confounds me that I think the conversation is the same as it was in the 1980's.  "Don't file a complaint because [...]

By | 2017-04-11T01:14:48+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Mini-Documentary film about the League Symposium NOW a SEMIFINALIST!

VOTE NOW THROUGH APRIL 4th! Angelica Wedell's Mini-Documentary is now a SEMIFINALIST!   By LWG Editor UPDATE: The Symposium Video is now a Semifinalist! Now you can vote for Angelica's film through April 4th. See link below...... The League is pleased to announce that the Mini-Documentary, Steps Toward Gender Balance, produced by NRC, Inc.'s Marketing [...]

By | 2017-03-29T22:19:26+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|1 Comment

The Powerful Opportunities in Advancing Feminine Leadership

By Valerie Martinelli, MPA - Leadership, Life, & Career Coach/ HR & Management Consultant We talk a lot about how we can get more women into leadership positions. Mentorship and coaching are very critical parts of this, however, what about role models? We all have those that we have looked up, whether they are family [...]

By | 2017-03-15T09:35:03+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Mentor, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Missed Last Year’s Symposium in KC? Check out the Symposium Video..

AND Don't Forget to Register for Updates About the 2017 San Antonio Symposium! By Angelica Weddell, Marketing and Business Development Development Manager - National Research Center, Inc. In this video, local government professionals at the 2016 League of Women in Government (LWG) Symposium address the low percentage of women [...]

By | 2017-04-28T16:45:30+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guest Writer Leisha DeHart-Davis on Hidden Figures in Local Government Leadership

Movie reveals lessons for local governments and the elected officials who govern them By Leisha DeHart-Davis, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The hit movie Hidden Figures tells the story of four brilliant people -- Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden -- who, in the 1950s, advanced the state of computing [...]

By | 2017-03-15T10:32:58+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Aren’t There More Female Chief Executives?

To Move the Needle Forward, We Need YOUR HELP! By LWG Editor Over 50 percent of employees in local and state government are women, yet less than 20 percent are represented at the most senior executive level of local government. The League is working hard to move the needle forward! But, we need YOUR help! [...]

By | 2017-05-24T20:38:51+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Support, Uncategorized|0 Comments

March 8th is International Women’s Day….How Will YOU Celebrate?

IWD 2017 campaign theme: #BeBoldForChange Posted from International Women's Day as a vehicle for change, is it possible? Last year, organizations and individuals around the world supported the #PledgeForParity campaign and committed to help women and girls achieve their ambitions; challenge conscious and unconscious bias; call for gender-balanced leadership; value women and men's contributions [...]

By | 2017-03-15T10:24:18+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are men and women different?

While almost every executive I have ever met, anywhere in the world, says yes, most diversity policies are designed as if the answer were no. Reposted from By Avivah Wittenberg-Cox is CEO of 20-first Last week, the Global Head of Diversity of a leading professional services firm told me that she “didn’t want to [...]

By | 2017-03-14T00:24:56+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments