How Local Government Leaders Can Stay Connected Through LeadOn

Lena Eisenstein
Are you a local government leader who's had a problem at work and felt like you had no one to share it with? You return to the office day after day, hoping to find a solution, but despite your best efforts, you're unable to come up with a solution on your own. Unlike other jobs, it's not like you can run it by the person sitting in the next cubicle. Your family and friends don't understand your job, so there's no point in venting to them. You know there's a solution out there somewhere. You also know that one of your peers might actually have it. Unfortunately, your peers are geographically so distant, you don't even know who most of them are.

If you've ever felt that way, you're certainly not alone. There's only one government in town. What if you could find a forum that made connecting and networking with other local government workers as easy as pulling up your favorite social media account? With LeadOn by iCompass, a Diligent brand, you can!

What Is LeadOn?

LeadOn is a peer-to-peer network of over 5,000 local government leaders just like you. It's a coast-to-coast thought leadership network from all 50 states, where government staff can network and learn from one another and offer each other guidance.

LeadOn is for city clerks, city managers, city planners, elected officials, finance managers and others. Unlike other social media and online forums, LeadOn members are familiar with the issues that you deal with every day. LeadOn is a fun and informative online hangout where you'll get to participate in interactive polls and challenges.

What Are the Benefits of Peer-to-Peer Networking?

Beyond widening the circle of people who know your line of work, strong networks inspire you to learn more about your field and expand your knowledge across a larger range of issues. In essence, there are many valuable benefits in joining a peer-to-peer network. Participating as an active member makes you smarter, more knowledgeable and better able to do your job. Networking challenges you to think outside the box. It provides you with opportunities to take what you learned from the network, apply it in your workplace and look like a superstar!

Do you want to know what members have to say about participating in LeadOn?

'I like connecting with like-minded people who are in the same boat as I am.'

'LeadOn makes it easy to connect and learn new things.'

'I appreciate being able to work together to help each other get the job done in these challenging times.'

'I like getting updated information on topics that relate to my job.'

'LeadOn is a fun and helpful place where I get timely information and a magnificent education!'

How Can LeadOn Help Me in My Career?

When you join LeadOn, you will get three to five blog articles every week about the latest trending topics in local government. You'll also get to see the comments, thoughts and ideas that your peers across the country have to say about the latest happenings in local government. You get to share your knowledge, give and receive helpful advice, and develop best practices for local government together. LeadOn provides you with new opportunities for learning and career development that aren't possible to obtain within your local community. By joining LeadOn, you get to be a part of the larger local government discussion, and that's an exciting place to be!

LeadOn is a supportive and fun place to hang out for information sharing with your peers. The group is closely monitored so you can be assured that all comments on the forum will be relevant, respectful and appropriate at all times.

Another bonus is that iCompass, a Diligent brand, takes feedback from the group members to better understand the needs that you have in your workplace. The developers at iCompass take that information and put it to good use, developing software solutions that serve local government staff even better.

What Can I Expect If I Join LeadOn?

If you choose to join LeadOn's peer-to-peer network, you can expect to get regular blogs and other sources of valuable and relevant content on issues like:
  • How to better manage your recordkeeping
  • How to increase citizen engagement
  • How to streamline the processes for managing meetings
  • How to improve transparency in local government
  • How to better manage boards and commissions
  • How to gain support for new innovations
You'll get automatic notifications with information about conferences and other important events.

When you log in, you'll get to participate in polls on relevant local government topics and discover how your peers answered the same questions, along with their perspectives on different issues. LeadOn will also give you the opportunity to participate in challenges where you can earn points and cash them in for fun gifts and merchandise.

There's no charge or other requirement to join the LeadOn community. That means that there's no downside to joining LeadOn. You have much to gain from your peers, so there's no reason to hesitate.

How Can I Get Started on LeadOn?

Joining LeadOn is fast and easy. Simply go to our sign-up web page and fill in your name, email address and password. You can also log in easily using your Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter accounts.

While there's no requirement for you to purchase any of iCompass, a Diligent brand's, software solutions to be part of the community, take a look at how iCompass' products can help you be more productive in your career.

What iCompass' Board Portal Can Do for Your Local Government

The staff at iCompass knows that local government offices are fast-paced and marked by a flurry of daily activity. In designing a board portal and other software solutions, the team at iCompass thought about and designed digital tools that could make the greatest difference for local government personnel.

After getting acquainted with the LeadOn community, be sure to take a look at how the following iCompass software solutions can create greater efficiency and a decreased workload for your local government office. By joining LeadOn, you'll never again feel alone in trying to find solutions for the workplace problems that plague you every day. LeadOn brings your peer network right into your home or office, and it doesn't cost you anything. You can log in quickly and learn something new starting on the first day. You're sure to find it such an informative, fun, rewarding and inviting space, that you'll find yourself returning regularly to meet new people and see what's new in your field. Sign up now and get connected with other local government leaders today.
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Lena Eisenstein
Lena Eisenstein is a former Manager at Diligent. Her expertise in mission-driven organizations, including nonprofits, school boards and local governments, centers on how technology and modern governance best practices empower leaders at these organizations to serve their communities with efficiency and purpose.