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Leadership Reading to Start Your Week: 12/14/2015

Here are several articles on leadership topics pulled from various local government resources to start off your work week. "Leadership Reading to Start Your Week" will point you to articles on leadership, management, women in local government, career stage advice, and more.

Diversity actually makes us smarter

FROM GOVERNment executive, WRITTEN BY amy x. wang

"It’s worth noting that a large body of research—conducted across dozens of years, countries, and situational settings—maintains that racial and ethnic diversity is critically important to our communities, our social institutions, and even our own brains."

WHAT ARE YOUR EMPLOYEES REALLY WISHING FOR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON?

FROM GOVLOOP, WRITTEN BY MARY VAIL-GRUBE

"Engaged employees drive the innovation, growth and revenue that their companies need. Engaged employees perform better, work harder, longer, smarter and contribute innovative solutions for organization improvement and success."

Go Beyond Listening to Make Others Feel Heard

FROM GOVERNMENT EXECUTIVE, WRITTEN BY mary jo asmus

"You’ve discovered the importance of really listening to those who support you, and that’s great. Listening is a powerful tool for leaders, but making sure that people feel heard is even more powerful."


Gender at Work Is NOT a Women’s Issue

from League of Women in Government, written by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox

"Is gender a women’s issue? Many women still seem to think so. Which is why many men think so too."


INVESTING IN THE LIFECYCLE OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

FROM Govloop, WRITTEN BY mariah bastin

"In truth, the processes behind targeting, recruiting, and hiring the right personnel for the right positions in your agency are the first few steps in the lifecycle of professional development. Richard Spires, Chief Executive Officer of Learning Tree International, argues that govies’ personal and professional development is a lifecycle process that can only benefit all parties involved as long as it is managed properly."

SUCCEED IN NEW SITUATIONS

FROM HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW - HBR.ORG, WRITTEN BY keith rollag

"Success almost always requires putting yourself into new situations. To further your career, you must take new jobs, join new organizations, transfer to new office locations, and meet and build relationships with new customers, suppliers, and industry peers."

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