hot topics

Leadership Matters readers are nothing if not consistent. Trending in 2023 were the perennially popular articles covering the topics of ethics, credentialing, and board-related matters.

In addition to updates on ethics from the ICMA Executive Board’s Committee on Professional Conduct, Rebuilding Public Trust: When an Ethical Breach Shatters Public Confidence attracted many readers.

Quarterly lists of members recommended to receive the credential are always popular; and check out My Rewarding 13-Year Journey in the ICMA Credentialing Program for one member’s experience.

Board meeting highlights and updates on board elections continue to trend.

ChatGPT emerged as a hot topic in 2023, with ChatGPT: The Future of Government Communication and ChatGPT: What You Need to Know.

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