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Three ways to move beyond "squeaky wheel" leadership

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If leadership styles had a “default setting,” it would likely be Squeaky Wheel Leadership (SWL). Elected councils are often fixated on how the Squeaky Wheels ...

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Breaking through the municipal glass ceiling

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How deliberate systems of support can help remove barriers for women in local government In 1990, the United Nations Economic and Social Council passed a ...

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Robot capital Tokyo wins 11th annual city rankings of 500 cities ahead of London, England

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Cities become smarter as tech solves city problems of two globe-shaking trends Tokyo was the first Asian city to be named the world’s most innovative ...

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The Power of Collaboration highlighted at gathering of Alberta's urban municipalities

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The 2018 Alberta Urban Municipalities Association Annual Convention recently took place in Red Deer, Alberta under the theme “The Power of Collaboration.” It represented an ...

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Responding to online conflict: Lessons from theory and practice

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Social media has gone from fad to necessity in municipal government. It offers unique and important opportunities to connect with people, promote a community’s brand, ...

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5 ways to build a culture of belonging through arts and culture

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It stands to reason that the shared experience of the arts provides a common ground for social interaction. One also could claim that art programs ...

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2018 Municipal Innovators Conference showcases the depth of innovation in Canada

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MiC2018 Re: Designing Government, hosted by the City of Calgary, welcomed over 200 municipal innovators from across Canada to take part in what is pegged ...

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For local governments, everything is about to change ... right now

The world is changing around us … and there’s nothing we can do about it except for embrace it and adapt. That was the message ...

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7 vital qualities to look for in your local leader

With local government elections happening this fall in several provinces, there is an opportunity for communities to give serious consideration to who will represent them ...

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Municipal World Report: Diverse Topics, Important Issues Headline OEMC 2018 Conference

The conference was set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing political situation in Ontario. And, as keynote speaker Liane Davey noted, change can have ...

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