Public Service Leadership at All Levels

We believe that Public Service lies at the heart of democracy, and through intentional leadership training, we strengthen the organizations that serve our communities. This blog has been crafted to provide a platform for exploration, development, and growth, all the while ensuring access to the latest best practices and research.

Leadership and Management Information

The Power of Professional Development on Career Progression

Most of the time, our work responsibilities are tracked like a checklist: this is what is required, that requirement has been met, check it off the list. There is a degree of satisfaction in that kind of accomplishment. As the public sector grows and adjusts to the needs of contemporary communities…

It’s Time to Hand the Work Back

For months—and far longer in some cases—managers have been stepping in to cover the duties of multiple roles to ensure that the crucial work gets done. Even as staffing levels start to stabilize in county governments, the scramble to just stay above water means that many individuals have not had…

Resonant v. Dissonant Leadership

Anyone who has attended a middle school band concert knows the difference between resonance and dissonance. Dissonance is that disagreeable combination of sounds that’s often prominent at the fall concert when the kids are still learning how to tune their instruments accurately and hit the right…

Finding and Keeping Talent

Regardless of the location of a community or organization, its size, or the department or position that needs to be filled, local governments are all concerned about their ability to attract and retain quality employees.