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Archive for December, 2019

HART’s Ben Limmer: Career Planner Extraordinaire

December 13, 2019 0 Comments

The following post originally appeared at this blog in July 2019.  In light of the tremendous positive  response to the post, including the podcast I recorded with Ben, we’re running it again for our blog followers as a holiday treat.  Happy Holidays!  Doug Eadie

In the informative and fascinating podcast Ben Limmer, new Chief Executive Officer at the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), recorded for this blog last week he describes the professional path he traveled on the way to the top spot at HART. Ben also explains how he determined that his transit experience and executive leadership skills … Read the rest

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Beware of the Emperor’s New Clothes Syndrome

December 2, 2019 0 Comments

“You’re pretty obviously over your head and can’t really understand what we’re doing.  Instead of getting people riled up, why don’t you get yourself up to speed and join the team?”  This is what I was told in so many words several years ago – early in my public management career – when I had questioned the progress that a consulting team reported it was making in upgrading the financial management system of a large public transportation agency.  Reflecting on that experience years later, I think what was at work was a modern version of that classic cautionary tale, “The … Read the rest

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