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Bring Your Audience With… Another Life Preserver

  Mike Skibbe,  Twitter and LinkedIn What I’m Watching: F1 German Grand Prix: Chaos in the Rain What I’m Reading: The Five Disfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencione What I’m Listening To: Criminal Episode #119: Using a concrete Budha statue to reduce city littering! One of my favorite Morning Buzzes (Buzz’s?) was Will Hampton’s … Continued

Dear 2019 Clarity Award Winners

Dear City of Scottsdale, AZ- As a representative of the 2018 recipients of the prestigious Cartegraph + ELGL Clarity Award, I am writing you today with congratulations.  Government frequently does good things, but its also important that we share those stories in clear, meaningful ways.  Your story this year was inspirational. So congratulations on winning … Continued

Healthy Innovation

  Mike Skibbe,  Twitter and LinkedIn What I’m Watching: Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Netflix) What I’m Reading: The Advantage by Patrick Lencione What I’m Listening To: The Dollop Episode 15: Ten Cent Beer Night Executive coach Peter Burchard once told me that Cubs legend Ernie Banks* used to walk into a business and could … Continued

Don’t Separate your “Full Self” At Work

Mike Skibbe, Village of Buffalo Grove, IL – Twitter and LinkedIn What I’m Watching: True Detective Season 3 What I’m Reading: The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt What I’m Listening To: The Dollop Episode 15: Ten Cent Beer Night If you’ll indulge me for a minute, I’d like to talk about my full self. Not … Continued

Innovation Needs Candor, But Don’t Forget to be Caring

This guest blog is by ELGL member Mike Skibbe, the Deputy Director of Public Works at the 2018 Clarity Award Winning Village of Buffalo Grove. Connect on LinkedIn at  or send an email to connect! At Buffalo Grove, we promote a culture of innovation.  One of the “Hard Truths” about innovative cultures, as Gary Pisano wrote … Continued

Take the Time… to Make it Brief

This guest blog is by ELGL member Mike Skibbe, the Deputy Director of Public Works (and self-proclaimed Jenga champ) and 2018 Clarity Award winner from the Village of Buffalo Grove, IL. As recipients of the Management Innovation Award from APWA Lake Branch, I recently created a five minute presentation to celebration five years of hard work integrating … Continued

2018 Clarity Award Finalists

UPDATE! Village of Buffalo Grove, Illinois takes home the top prize. The Clarity Award, presented by ELGL and Cartegraph, recognizes governments that are telling clear, compelling stories, and engaging their employees and/or their residents by moving the needle in measurable, actionable ways. After a nomination period where submissions were received from across the country, the … Continued

A Taste of #ELGL18 with Steven Fritz, Village of Buffalo Grove, IL

Know before you go… Meet other #ELGL18 attendees before you head to Golden, Colorado. Continue the conversation in the #ELGL18 Facebook Group or by following the #ELGL18 Twitter List. Steven Fritz Village of Buffalo Grove, Illinois – Management Analyst Connect: LinkedIn My favorite adventure is…. continually on-going; being a dad to my 2 wonderful kids is a new adventure every … Continued

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