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Team Evolution in the Public Sector

Friday, April 1, 2016

A city manager molds a city government into a cohesive team.

Every November in the city of Schertz, Texas, City Manager John Kessel faces a dilemma: A new class of elected officials emerges from what can be a contentious election to join the city government. "There is a natural cycle in our political process," explains Kessel. "After every election, a new city council forms and we find that we need to rebuild the team."


How can the city manager keep the city on track when its

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