We've collected our greatest ideas and practical strategies on the topic of health and well-being to share with you before the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference arrives in September. This year, a portion of the educational sessions will focus on the challenges—and responsibility—of putting your well-being first.
Local government professionals are increasingly vulnerable to the pressures and stresses of the job. What can be hard to accept is that your first responsibility is to your own well-being. By taking care of yourself, and ensuring that your staff does as well, everyone is better prepared to serve the community. The content below offers insights and tools for restoring your sense of authenticity, hopefulness, and purpose.
For whatever reason, some people believe I already have two strikes against me because I spend time in these two jobs: local government management and baseball. Read why.
While a healthy workplace culture does not guarantee high performance, it's almost impossible to achieve without it.
Being kind and positive can give us the strength to look at dismal circumstances and find solutions.
In our current era of multitasking, concentration and focus are underrated.
If you can continually hone and refine your powers of concentration, you'll do a better job and have more time at the end of the day.
Create a workplace environment where health and wellness can flourish.
It's likely that you have a variety of priorities, perhaps too many to handle effectively. In Q&A format, here are some new approaches to the issue.
It’s better to get the word out and take action when there is bad news to share than to have it surface in other ways.
How wit in the workplace benefits the body, the mind, and the organization.
The personal “protection strategy” sometimes needed when faced with an uncomfortable situation.
For more insight on the challenges—and responsibility—of putting your well-being first, attend the 2018 ICMA Annual Conference in Baltimore, September 23–26, 2018.