Agenda• The Power of Purpose• Values for Public Service• The Ethics of Engagement
Way, way back to our future:Learning from Sisyphus • Sisyphus angered gods through a variety of antics. “Accounts vary.” • His sentence was the worst thing the storytellers could imagine for a smart, engaged person.
A virtuous cycle Purpose Pride Expectations Performance
ELA’s Foundational Values forPublic Agencies • Excellent Public Service • Sound Stewardship of Resources • Fairness
Excellent Public Service• Valuable contributions to the community• Attentive to community needs• Leadership in establishing community priorities• Pervasive professionalism: competence and service – External: Follow-up, appearance, etc. – Internal: Ongoing improvement
Sound Stewardship of Resources• Thoughtful expenditures: – Aimed at sufficiency. – Attentive to total cost and value• Investments and expenditures linked to mission and community priorities.• Maintenance and conservation.• Commitment to ongoing improvement.• Informing community of true value proposition.
Fairness• Consistent treatment• Safety, adequate materials and equipment• Honest and open information sharing• Appreciation for time and effort• Respect
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The Old Employment Model: “Master-Slave” Not all slavery structures were/are the same.Slavery didn’t pay off for anyoneSee Eugene Genovese, The Political Economy of Slavery: Studiesin the Economy and the Society of the Slave South, 1965.
Employee Engagement Drivers • Clear expectations for performance • Adequate materials and equipment • Ability to succeed in assigned roles • A supervisor who cares about subordinates • Co-workers committed to quality work • Opportunities to learn and growSource: Gallup Q12 Summary
Best Practices from Hospice Care• Group sessions to process, share (and grieve).• Individual relationships pervade teams and enterprise.• Culture of mutual support and awareness
The oldest leadership seminar If we • Safety and comfort aren’ttellingstories, • Tactical informationotherssurely are! • Problem-solving • Strategic decisions • Who are we???
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