The quality of elected leadership does matter—not only in emergencies, but in our day-to-day lives.
Understanding your role on the city team can prevent dysfunction before it starts.
Leadership theories can introduce a lack of authenticity and distract from one's values.
National survey results can inform local government's actions.
The actions of everyone in local government are symbols that collectively form the identity and reputation of their organization.
Local governments require the same level—if not more—expertise as any private-sector organization of comparable size.
Local government office is not a license to carry out a personal agenda. It is an obligation to always act in the best interest of those who live and work in our communities.
Employees in the public sector must constantly be aware that how they conduct their jobs contributes to the public’s attitude about and confidence in their governments.
One of the most daunting challenges for all governments is determining when everyone should be treated equally and when they should not.
One of our most important challenges must be cultivating the next generation of city officials.