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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

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

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