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Human Resources Department

Workforce Development

Leadership Philosophy

Workforce Development 750

Approved by DAHA, January 2014

Sonoma County Employees are our most valuable resource. Strong leadership shared among all employees and elected officials is the key to success.  Our Mission Statement, core values, and strategic objectives are the driving forces behind decisions which place community first. 

We commit to effective communication by setting clear goals and objectives; to building a culture of trust and engagement; and by sharing in decision-making to build teams, develop future leaders, and foster quality relationships for an outstanding work environment.

Our leadership principles:

  • Act with integrity
  • Practice open, two-way communication to promote a work culture that fosters teamwork and loyalty
  • Foster a coaching and mentoring culture
  • Practice fact-based decision making
  • Engage Employees to inform or share decision-making processes
  • Accept responsibility for our actions and decisions
  • Promote innovation and creativity
  • Embrace creative risk taking and accept honest mistakes
  • Stimulate and expect continuous learning and quality improvement
  • In collaboration with employees, set challenging and attainable goals and facilitate success
  • Provide a safe, functional, and productive work environment
  • Be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us
  • Value and employ a good sense of humor
  • Support a healthy work life balance