Columbia, S.C. Mayor Stephen Benjamin: “If we don’t speak to that as a strength every single day, then we’re missing out on what it takes for us to be a competitive and prosperous city well into the 21st century.”
Prolonged hiring times, bureaucratic and hierarchical management models also make it harder to attract workers, especially people 35 and under, who increasingly want to work for innovative and agile organizations.
It's important to achieve a balance across the spectrum of projects and phases of development.
“It’s important that we as mayors begin a larger discourse about how we prepare for and respond to these types of events,” Mayor Buddy Dyer tells the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Practical steps to help level the workplace playing field for men and women.
According to the mayor of Fishers, Indiana, “internal alignment around core values” is important to reduce tensions between the legislative and executive branches.
What are the lessons learned and what are we still learning about performance and evidence-based management in government?
A recently published academic study takes a look at that.
This week, the president returned to Springfield, where the inter-party “trust we’d built meant that we came at each debate assuming the best in one another and not the worst.”
Mark your calendars: We’ll be releasing the results of a survey of more than 900 state and local government leaders, employees and other public sector practitioners. Register and tune in.
The City of Dallas integrates proven management systems and performance improvement tools under a single umbrella to provide better, more efficient services to residents.
That job qualification might seem odd, but is an important reality in some local governments.
Who would want this helm this troubled agency?
In the third of a multi-part guest article series for Route Fifty, King County (Wash.) Executive Dow Constantine examines a complex issue many public officials around the United States are facing in their communities: infrastructure.
Changing jurisdictions may indicate a stronger desire for a leadership role.
At their annual conference, African-American mayors are told that most cities lack effective crisis-management teams.
Rosetta Carrington Lue, Philadelphia’s chief customer experience strategy, innovation and technology officer, discusses principles of the customer service experience.
An assistant city manager in the Bay Area suggests placing a “greater emphasis on cultivating talent and helping it flourish.”
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other mayors put together a January set of guidelines for cities on improving police-community relations. She's followed few of them herself.
“We still have a long way to go . . . for government to be the digital business we need it to be,” Massachusetts Chief Information Officer Bill Oates said at a NASCIO conference session.
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