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What does a council do?

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It seems to me that I have not addressed the basics of what a council does (or should do) in some time. Given that there ...

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What really motivates employees?

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It's not what you think Much has been written of late about “drive,” engagement, and humans’ inherent tendency to seek novelty and challenge. We like ...

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Is your municipality ready to attract and retain top talent?

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The war for talent is on, and municipalities are feeling the pinch – as are others in the public and not-for-profit sectors. The pressing question ...

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Local government, interrupted: Tackling the key issues of disruption

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Local government always faces a certain degree of disruption. This is no more true than this year: a municipal election that changed faces and directions ...

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The other climate change

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How local political winds can alter the landscape following municipal elections As the dawn of a new era begins to settle into the community, the ...

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Pitfalls of political life - and how to avoid them

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There is a rule of thumb for comedians: “Get off the stage while they are still laughing.” For politicians, maybe it should be “Get off ...

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Making the most of a moment

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Powerful digital social communications are helping an Alberta town build its citizen engagement What’s the value of a minute? In internet terms, a minute is ...

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New councillors: "keep your stick on the ice!"

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10 Rules for Surviving Political Body Checks Now that you new councillors have a few meetings under your belt, I will wager 10-to-1 that you ...

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Challenges, opportunities and changes: the future is now

The future happens fast, and it’s happening right now – so, it’s best to be prepared. That was the big takeaway from the recent 2018 ...

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