Genuine conversations occur when people are truly interested in what you have to say. Some cities are genuinely interested in the ideas their employees and citizens have and they put forth an effort to communicate that interest. A recent Next American City article highlighted how some city’s have tapped into ideas from employees . . . → Read More: How Some Cities Have Tapped Into Citizen Ideas
Warren C. Hoy was recently named plant manager of a DuPont plant near Buffalo, NY. A DuPont employee for 31 years, Hoy has some great thoughts about leadership that were reported in a Buffalo News article.
Through his 31 years of experience Hoy has learned the following about leadership:
- As a leader . . . → Read More: Why Are Many Government Officials Such Bad Leaders?
Booz and Company a management consulting firm conducts an annual survey of nearly 700 companies to gain insights into the early stages of innovation — when companies generate ideas and then decide which ones to develop. In essence the study reveals how companies make ideas work.
If you are interested in implementing new . . . → Read More: Making New Ideas Work In Government
By almost every measure the performance of Buffalo Public Schools are a failure. A recent report regarding the operation of Buffalo schools highlights management issues that have had a negative impact on the entire school system. The same issues identified in the Buffalo Public Schools exist in how City government in general is . . . → Read More: Leadership Lessons From Buffalo’s Poorly Performing Schools
Marc Hamister is the CEO of the Hamister Group Inc., which has 748 employees and $47 million in 2011 revenues. The Hamister Group owns three assisted-living facilities and one home health-care agency in New York; as well as 10 hotels in Tennessee, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.
Elected officials who are the CEOs of their . . . → Read More: Elected Officials Need To Experience Employee And Citizen Concerns