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George Nilson

Former Baltimore solicitor offers advice on leadership

Former Baltimore solicitor offers advice on leadership

Those of us who have been asked to run public agencies admittedly don't have a challenge nearly as daunting as mayors and presidents suddenly tasked with populating the entire leadership of an administration under often difficult circumstances. But there are lessons learned by agency heads worth sharing with elected officials confronting their larger and more complex task. As someone who ran an important Baltimore City agency for nearly 10 years — and who is enormously proud of the team assembled and largely still in place — allow me to share a few of those lessons learned as our new mayor takes the helm.

1.First, define and establish the "culture" you want,...

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