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ABOUT CAREER COMPASS

Career Compass is a monthly column from ICMA focused on career issues for local government professional staff. Dr. Frank Benest is ICMA's senior advisor for Next Generation Initiatives and resides in Palo Alto, California. If you have a career question you would like addressed in a future Career Compass, e-mail careers@icma.org or contact Frank directly at frank@frankbenest.com.

Re-Imagining Leadership

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Increasing your influence so your ideas and perspectives are taken seriously, resulting in

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In this edition of Career Compass, Dr. Benest invites us to be strategic about how we

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No 'great leader' is perfect, but there are leadership attributes we can emulate from some

Being an expert in the subject area is critical to addressing major issues, like a

Coaching and Networking

In this issue of Career Compass, Dr. Benest explains why you need a coach, how to get one

In this issue of Career Compass, Dr. Benest reminds us that everyone can benefit from a

In this issue of Career Compass, Dr. Benest shows us that a solid network can change not

In this issue of Career Compass, Dr. Benest shows us how opening up can move us forward.

Workplace Culture

Attract top early-career talent and retain it.

In this issue of Career Compass, Dr. Frank Benest suggests if you want to improve

Values should guide our decisions and actions, especially in times of uncertainty and

In this issue, Dr. Frank Benest explains how accountability is an ongoing conversation in

Getting the Job

How do you maximize the likelihood of getting promoted?

In this issue of Career Compass, Dr. Frank Benest provides valuable suggestions on gaining

In this issue of Career Compass, Dr. Benest shows us when a bird's wings are strong enough

In this issue of Career Compass, Dr. Benest offers his sage advice on being your best in

Advancing Your Career

You need to take charge of your career and advocate for yourself. If you don’t promote

In this issue of Career Compass, Dr. Frank Benest provides valuable suggestions on moving

In this issue of Career Compass, Dr. Frank Benest presents a road map for redefining

I’m a traffic engineer in a small midwestern city. I just had a

Professional Development

In this issue of Career Compass, Dr. Benest helps us appreciate the rookie mindset.

In this issue of Career Compass, Dr. Benest gives us a blueprint to talk like TED.

In this issue of Career Compass, Dr. Benest offers seven steps to building your own brand

How do you blow your own horn without making a lot of racket? It can be a fine line to

CAREER COMPASS ANTHOLOGY

Career Compass is a monthly column from ICMA focused on career issues for local government professional staff, and appears in ICMA’s JOB newsletter and online.

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