Staff/Council relations as seen by a politician Effective politicians Dealing with staff in a proactive way
Competing interest of governance and administration.
Representing the public Developing and evaluating policies Determining services Maintaining fiscal integrity
Maintain operations of the corporation Offer professional advice Provide written reports Undertake sound administrative practices
Relationship between council and staff should be a respectful one of trust and one where there is a principle of joint ownership and teamwork. Both solitudes are charged with providing service to all citizens.
Public Floggings Micromanaging Withholding information Failure to respect the chain of command Failure to defend
Accepting ineptitude Failure to define council vision and goals Failure to review
Listen more and speak less. Compromise and feel good about it. Are honest and ethical. Respect staff, political colleagues and the people they serve. Care about the work they do. Pursue justice.
Player politicians are courageous. Player politicians are persistent . Player politicians are responsible. Player politicians are able to laugh.
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Staff/council relations Dealing proactively with staff Effective politicians Balance Clerk/Treasurers do great work and together we can do fantastic things!