Entries by Bill Stark

Investing in Your Local Government Team

Local government leaders we meet with tend to focus intentionally on a few key priorities.  They: Consistently reinforce the organization’s purpose and major goals Measure and track performance and Invest in each team member so they are positioned for success This blog is about 4 ideas you can implement to invest in your team. The most effective […]

Every City and County Needs “WIGS”

You may be wondering what WIGS and local government have in common.  The WIG I’m talking about is a “wildly important goal”. WIGs are extremely important goals that can change the landscape of an organization.  A WIG is such an overpowering goal, that if you accomplish it, you will likely (as a side benefit) make […]

7 Steps to Delegate for Success

One of the things we observe a lot of in serving local government leaders is a lack of time to focus on strategic goals.   Everyone’s plate is full.  As leaders of key departments in cities and counties it’s imperative that you find ways to delegate projects and routine items to others on your team. […]

A Heart that Reflects the King

Nature sometimes shouts about God.   While enjoying this lake at a retreat recently, I noticed something quite simple and wonderful. When the water was calm, the surface nearly perfectly reflected the beauty of the shoreline.  If the  shoreline represents God, we want to reflect Him, just as this water reflects the trees.  When our […]