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Who is YOUR Mentor? What Have You Learned?

Who is YOUR Mentor? What Have You Learned? By LWG Editor: Who doesn't love Dilbert? Most of us will get a chuckle out of the Dilbert comic strip about mentoring. But, this week, the League is wrapping up Mentoring Month sharing INSPIRING mentorship stories and tidbits! Included in today's post are mentoring moments from ICMA [...]

By |2018-02-07T20:49:58+00:00January 23rd, 2018|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+00:00May 31st, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts, Mentor, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Guest Writer Rachel Keyser on Modern Mentoring in Government Workplaces

By Rachel Keyser, Content Writer, ViewPoint Cloud In 2013, Julia Gould took a summer internship with LAANE, a Los Angeles-based organization that advocates for workers’ rights. There she met Jeannine Pearce, a community organizer and former LAANE intern herself. Jeannine saw great potential in Julia, describing her as someone “who exemplified her passion and willingness [...]

By |2017-05-08T23:59:59+00:00May 8th, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, Mentor, Mentoring|0 Comments

Guest Writer Valerie Martinelli on Mentoring, Coaching and Preventing Bullying in the Workplace – Part 1

What YOU Need to Know Before You Become a Mentor or Coach By Valerie Martinelli, Leadership, Life, & Career Coach/ HR & Management Consultant Over the past few weeks I have had the privilege of sharing my insights about mentorship for women on a podcast and in a magazine interview. One of my biggest professional [...]

By |2017-12-31T06:56:10+00:00January 31st, 2017|Exclusives, Featured, 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

Today’s “How To” Post: How To Ace A Phone Interview

    By Alyssa Gelbard, Founder and President of Resume Strategists Inc. Phone interviews are quite common for first round and subsequent interviews, so it is important that you are well-prepared to handle them. The key to acing a phone interview is to treat it as if it were an in-person conversation and prepare for [...]

By |2017-03-14T00:25:21+00:00March 22nd, 2016|Exclusives, Featured|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+00:00January 20th, 2016|Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts|1 Comment

What Are Your New Year’s Goals?

#GOALS By League of Women in Government Editor Every year we spend a lot of time thinking about New Year's resolutions. Lose weight. Spend more time with family. Save more money. Get that great new job. But, how much time do we spend setting specific objectives to reach our goals? Turns out, not much! Rather [...]

By |2017-03-14T00:25:41+00:00December 28th, 2015|Exclusives, Mentor|0 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+00:00December 7th, 2015|Exclusives, Guest Blog Posts, Mentor, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Should you be your own mentor?

If you're facing a tough decision, your own inner wisdom might be as good as anyone else's advice! How To Be Your Own Mentor By Laura Vanderkam Having trouble finding the right mentor? Here’s an idea you might not have tried: tapping your own wisdom. In her 2014 book, Playing Big, coach and speaker Tara [...]

By |2017-03-14T00:25:43+00:00November 16th, 2015|Exclusives, Mentor|0 Comments