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DIY Workplace Gratification

Nine strategies to increase your happiness and productivity at work Feeling stagnant at work? Demotivated? Unsatisfied? Happiness is identified as the key to improving productivity ...

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Office Politics with Honour

Most people respond to the topic of office politics with a monologue that goes something like this: “I hate office politics! It is a synonym ...

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The Art of the Great Media Interview

Why media relations is a must-have skill for today’s municipal leaders It’s 2067. Children all across Canada are working on family tree projects to celebrate ...

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Leadership lessons from the locker room

If you're a hockey fan, you might recognize the name Ryan Walter – former Stanley Cup champion with the Montreal Canadiens. Since that point, he's ...

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A broadband strategy to improve access to high speed internet for all Canadians

Better access to high speed internet will improve competitiveness and address digital divide On October 26, 2018, federal, provincial, and territorial ministers for innovation and ...

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2018 OMAA Fall Workshop report: Bringing our future into view

From October 24-26, the 2018 Ontario Municipal Administrators' Association (OMAA) Fall Convention was held in beautiful Minett, Ontario – with a theme of "bringing our ...

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Three ways to move beyond "squeaky wheel" leadership

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

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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