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Advice for New Assistant City Manager
14 September 2015 |
Leslie Beauregard recently received a promotion from budget manager for the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, where she has served the city since 2003, to assistant city manager. Beauregard took to the Knowledge Network to reach out to her colleagues for advice about handling her new position. The responses were generous and encouraging. For example, John Elsesser stated, “Always think of your boss’s style while making decisions. If uncertain, have a chat with him/her first. You are the key team member.” Karen Thoreson recommended, “Engage your direct reports and visit with them—their people and sites. Help the people you supervise to also see their respective colleagues as team members. Have some fun with them as a team!”
Check out this feed and offer Beauregard your own unique advice. The Knowledge Network also offers some great career resources on transitioning into a new position in local government, and here are 4 examples:
What memorable professional advice have you received? Post your stories below.
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