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As I See It

As I See It: The Danger of Role Confusion

Understanding your role on the city team can prevent dysfunction before it starts.

As I See It: Authentic Leadership

Leadership theories can introduce a lack of authenticity and distract from one's values.

As I See It: Why People’s View of Government Matters

National survey results can inform local government's actions.

As I See It: What Symbols Are We Creating?

The actions of everyone in local government are symbols that collectively form the identity and reputation of their organization.

As I See It: You Do Get What You Pay For

Local governments require the same level—if not more—expertise as any private-sector organization of comparable size.

As I See It: What’s Happened to Civility?

Local government office is not a license to carry out a personal agenda. It is an obligation to always act in the best interest of those who live and work in our communities.

As I See It: Pride Still Matters

Employees in the public sector must constantly be aware that how they conduct their jobs contributes to the public’s attitude about and confidence in their governments.

As I See It: The Difference Between Equality and Equity

One of the most daunting challenges for all governments is determining when everyone should be treated equally and when they should not.

As I See It: Who Will Replace Us?

One of our most important challenges must be cultivating the next generation of city officials.