13 Components of an Effective Leadership Philosophy

As a leader (and most people are leaders in one way or another) you lead by a set of principles that you may not have thought through intentionally.

Effective Change Engages, Informs, and Involves Everyone

What’s the most effective change initiative you’ve experienced in your career? What did leaders do to engage, inform, and involve you?

Life In Isolation

I know isolation. I know change and uncertainty. What it means to have your world toppled upside down.

Why Senior Leaders Have the Ultimate Responsibility

Creating a compelling team vision is a terrific activity for engaging team members in the core work of the team.

Leaders, What Do Your People Need Right Now?

Taking a moment to identify individual and group needs and then deliberately making the effort to address those needs will greatly enhance your leadership and the effectiveness of your team.

How Generation Z Could Solve the Water Workforce’s Talent Problem

These digital natives are already disrupting several other industries and modernizing how companies conduct business. The water industry is perfectly suited for this disruption.

The Manager’s Role in Retaining Talent

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

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

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

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

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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