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Thanks to Envisio, our day-to-day activities are now aligned with council’s strategic priorities and we have the ability to measure and report back on outcomes that highlight our City's shared successes.

Sharon Herbus

Director Of Strategy, City Of Lloydminster

The City Manager's Playbook: The 10 Questions Every Council Member Will Ask You

Developing a strategic plan for your municipality not only drives the achievement of strategic priorities set by Council, it also improves the decision making process for your senior leadership team and staff.

10 Characteristics That Define Great Leadership

When you’re a great leader, you make things happen. Waiting for trouble to find you just isn’t in your nature. You hunt down potential problems and solve them preemptively. You learn from the experience and use your newfound knowledge to improve the process moving forward.

These are just a few characteristics that define a great leader.

Luckily, great leadership isn’t a skill you have to be born with -- it can be learned. Here are our top 10 leadership tips to help you become the kind of leader people want to follow:

10 Hidden Costs Of Manual Reporting In Excel

If you’re using spreadsheets for strategic planning, you’re not alone. With over 750 million users worldwide, spreadsheets have been the go-to business reporting and analysis software since 1985. And, these static spreadsheets are great for sharing initial information with your business partners, assistants or prospective customers.

Funny thing is, Excel isn’t really a complete reporting and business intelligence solution. In fact, it can be quite limiting, costing your business unnecessary time, effort and money. That’s not so funny after all, is it?