Excerpt from, “WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “Some people ask: “Why the word feminist? Why not just say you are a believer in human rights, or something like that?” Because that would be dishonest. Feminism is, of course, part of human rights in general – but to choose to use the vague […]
By Shannah Hayley, FSMPS, CPSM Director of Marketing and Community Engagement, City of Plano, Texas Before joining local government, I worked for 20 years in the private sector within a male-dominated industry. While there were plenty of women employed within my particular professional services industry, not many held leadership roles. In fact, when I first […]
What the Girl Scout Cookie Program Can Teach ALL of Us By Julie Underwood, Assistant City Manager – Daly City, CA It’s the best time of year! It’s Girl Scout cookie time! I get so excited when a Girl Scout rings our doorbell or we see a cookie table at our local grocery store. We load […]
SUCCESS! By Ron Holifield One of the huge challenges for filling your leadership pipeline is defining what distinguishes future superstars from everyone else. Numerous organizations have developed programs to develop emerging leaders. Unfortunately, very few have developed reliable methods for identifying who really has the potential to have a high impact on your organization if […]
This week is over — you made it! What will be next week’s OPPORTUNITY?
By Ashley Stahl, Contributor, Forbes Leadership We all have enough to worry about in the workplace these days. Unemployment rates are still pretty high. Job growth is sluggish. Women in particular face a number of workplace barriers that can stifle their professional growth. Achieving success can be challenging in this environment, so it’s important to proactively […]
By Elke Doom My municipal career began with a temporary position in the City Clerk’s office processing absentee ballots. Fast forward through the last twenty plus years, I became a full time employee, department head and elected official, as well as (after years of night school and an MA in Public Administration), a City Manager. […]