The Constitution of Leadership

“Leadership is a word on everyone’s list said Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus….The young attack it and the old grow wistful for it. Parents have lost it and Police seek it.

Engage More to Increase Employee Performance

It seems like everybody has a different way they prefer to communicate be it via text, email, Facebook, or face-to-face. This challenge is not uncommon for many of us that work with or live with people from a variety of different generations.

Potential Unused Success

I recently was looking at the definitions of the word, “potential”, and I came across a very interesting definition. The word potential in one definition means, “Unused Success.”

Executive Presence: Why It’s an Essential Leadership Quality (and How to Develop It)

Imagine walking into a meeting where you’re going to deliver some tough news to your team. You expect pushback. You know you’ll have to come up with good answers to potentially tricky questions. You’re not exactly looking forward to it.

How to Make A Superior Candidate Experience

Frequently I will hear my clients complain about the same thing- when they send in a resume or application and never heard back from a potential employer. Ghosting is a phenomenon that has taken over hiring and recruiting. For those of you that are unclear, ghosting is the practice of ending a relationship by suddenly withdrawing from all means of communication without an explanation.

Servant Leadership For The Win

If leaders are able to reframe their role and responsibility as that of servant leaders, productivity will grow and engagement will grow.

The Manager’s Role in Retaining Talent

Surveys measuring overall employee satisfaction attest to the fact that government workers are more disengaged on the job than their private-sector peers. Turnover can be directed to either the more positively perceived private-sector, or more forward thinking...

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Trash Worthy Technology

I recently attended a conference on waste to energy in southern California.  I was amazed at the amount of municipal employees who could see the writing on the wall with regard to the next generation of technology coming online.  The ability to manage the last 10 to...

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The Future of Government Work

Walk the halls of government today and you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported back in time. You’ll observe hierarchical, siloed organizational structures that date back to the era of black and white television, antiquated IT systems, and service delivery models...

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Beyond Gridlock in Local Government

The facts on the ground Government will continue to be in the vortex of a perfect storm. It must Do far more, with far less Forge ahead in unchartered waters yet maintain stability and constant service Find new ways to seek efficiency, yet maintain a competent...

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The Three States of Momentum

There is an intriguing co-existence of frequencies in all organizations that leaders are quite familiar with:  That individuals typically are driven by motivation, while organizations (or substantial groups within them) predominantly run on morale.  Leaders--and...

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