Town of Thompson's Station
Board of Mayor and Aldermen
Work Session Meeting Agenda
January 12th, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.


Meeting Called to Order


New Year, New Board, What’s Next?

Are we acting strategically or are we stuck in tactics?

  • Discussing what is strategic and what is tactical

  • Tying meeting agendas to long range goals and strategic plans

Acknowledging that only one city employee works for you;

the Town Administrator

  • City Structure: what goes to the town administrator, what goes to the mayor?
  • Communicating; two-way communication is best

Keep it professional

The Sunshine Law is a real thing-Tennessee Open Meetings Act TCA 8-44-101,et.seq.

You won’t live long enough to make all the mistakes on your own….

Wheels and Axels

What Constituents want to see in their leaders:

  • Honest
  • Forward Looking
  • Inspiring
  • Competent


Resource List

Death by Meeting- Patrick Lencioni, ISBN 0787968056

Re-imagine- Tom Peters, IABN 078949647x

Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations-Allison & Kaye,

ISBN 0471178322

The Jossey-Bass Handbook of Nonprofit Leadership and Management- Herman& Associates, ISBN 1555426514

The Leadership Challenge- Kouzes and Posner, ISBN 9781119278962

The 360° Leader- John Maxwell, ISBN 0785260927

The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day- John Maxwell, ISBN 0785288279

This meeting will be held remotely due to the Public Health Emergency related to COVID-