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About alby59

Alberto has a 25-year plus career in Local Government which began as City Manager in Italy. He currently serves as Chief Administrative Officer for the District of Lake Country in beautiful Central Okanagan BC. In addition, Alberto is Adjunct Professor to the Political Science Department of the University of Northern British Columbia and teaches a variety of local government related courses. He has developed a series of lectures on Leadership and Ethics and is designing a Project Management course aimed at Local Government and public sector practitioners. Very active in both his professional and academic life, Alberto has served as President of the Local Government Management Association of BC and the Association of Records Management Administrators of BC and Yukon. He also served as member of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Tsunami Recovery Committee for the reconstruction of communities and local governments in Sri Lanka and Indonesia hit by the 2004 Tsunami and managed an FCM capacity building program with the City of San Fernando, La Union in the Philippines while with the Township of Langley. Alberto has earned facilitator certifications with Franklin Covey and Cognitive Edge, and continues to foster his interest in personal education and professional development. He is an avid reader, music lover, and science fiction movie aficionado. He plays guitar and piano for fun and sings with his wife and his children. He is also very active in his church and community being a former Rotarian and currently serving as the Second Counselor in the Thompson Okanagan (Vernon Stake) Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. However, his most important interest is his family: his wife Silvana and their two children Victor and Grace.

The Monk’s Wisdom – Ritual 1: The Ritual of Compelling Future Focus

The first ritual from the Monk who sold his Ferrari is called the Ritual of Compelling Future Focus or, in the words of the Monk, how to link Paycheck to Purpose. The wisdom of this ritual leans on the fact … Continue reading

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Leadership Wisdom from the Monk who sold his Ferrari – Intro

Robin Sharma is a leadership consultant and prolific author who has written many books on the topic of leadership and personal renewal. His most famous book is “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari” and was published in 1997. This book … Continue reading

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An Annual Dilemma

I found the following article a simple and yet effective way to approach our annual dilemma in setting a plan for the upcoming year. Enjoy it! Resolve to Stay on Track in the New Year Posted by Forrest Dylan Bryant … Continue reading

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Be Patient in All Things!

As we enter a new year, most of us make resolutions and try to set a course that will take us to the end of it unscathed and, possibly, better. I for one, need to do this because I believe … Continue reading

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Lake Country Moving Forward

Many people in the community have provided positive feedback to the work we are doing. From the projects focused on the roads and other infrastructure to the current organizational restructuring, from the approval of a comprehensive community plan to the … Continue reading

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Why Local Governments Count

In November, people in BC will be called to vote in a province-wide municipal election.  Elections used to be held every three years, until now, but with this year’s election, a new chapter of local government history opens in BC … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,200 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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