Career Corner Guest Post from Laura Fitzpatrick, DCM – Chesapeake, VA on Beware of Perfectionism!

Beware of Perfectionism! An Overhead View Of A Person's Hand Arranging The Paper Clips And Pencils By Laura Fitzpatrick, Deputy City Manager, Chesapeake, VA and Southeast Regional Vice President, ICMA Executive Board I was recently asked to speak to public administration students at a local university.  I spent over an hour sharing leadership [...]

2019-07-09T22:23:21-07:00May 22nd, 2019|#CareerCorner, Career Corner, Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

Guest Writer Kate Fitzpatrick on The Kitchen Cabinet is Temporarily Empty – or – It’s Getting Lonely Around Here

Guest Writer Kate Fitzpatrick on The Kitchen Cabinet is Temporarily Empty – or – It’s Getting Lonely Around Here In the spring of 2014, I helped a group of eight “seasoned” local government managers join together in an effort to develop the skills necessary for maintaining our personal and professional resiliency.  I was inspired by [...]

Bad Dialogue Can Be a Career Killer – Especially for Women! Nicole Lance of Lance Strategies Shares Why.

Bad Dialogue Can Be a Career Killer. Especially for Women!  Nicole Lance of Lance Strategies Shares Why. We recently caught up with Nicole Lance, CEO of Lance Strategies and former Assistant City Manager of Surprise, Arizona about the training she is leading around the importance of good dialogue and courageous conversations at work, especially for [...]

The Michigan 16/50 Project & Women’s Municipal Leadership Program

The Michigan 16/50 Project & Women's Municipal Leadership Program Recently we caught up with Emily Kieliszewski from the Michigan Municipal League about the MML's newly launched 16/50 Project which was designed, along with insight and help from the League of Women in Government, to help increase the number of female municipal managers. Here is our interview: PAM: What [...]

2019-07-09T22:23:17-07:00February 20th, 2019|#GenderBalance, Exclusives, Featured, Guest Blog Posts|0 Comments

How Women Manage the Gendered Norms of Leadership

How Women Manage the Gendered Norms of Leadership By Wei Zheng, Ronit Kark, and Alyson Meister A wealth of research shows that female leaders, much more than their male counterparts, face the need to be warm and nice (what society traditionally expects from women), as well as competent or tough (what society traditionally expects from men and leaders). The problem is [...]

2019-07-09T22:23:16-07:00November 29th, 2018|#GenderBalance, Career Corner, Exclusives, Featured|0 Comments

Graduation Day for the First Class of the NW Women’s Leadership Academy

Graduation Day for the First Class of the NW Women’s Leadership Academy By Rachael Fuller & Jessica Harper Thirty women in local government throughout the state of Oregon wrapped up a 10-month leadership program in November. The program, which began in February, 2018, provided women with in-person opportunities to enhance skills and competencies, build confidence, [...]

4 Questions That Can Help You Build Your Leadership Presence

4 Questions That Can Help You Build Your Leadership Presence By Homaira Kabir, Ellevate Network Many high-potential women can relate to a fuzzy concept in their performance reviews: leadership presence. They’re told that a lack of it is holding them back from being promoted to senior positions. But they’re rarely told what they can do to build [...]