At GovLoop’s recent GovUp, a new series of after-work career and leadership development workshops, we heard from Leadership Coach Andy Gingrich. He explained how “the secret sauce of requests” can help transform communication, even in the most confrontational of situations. He also walked us through an exercise to prove it.
Lean management provides the ability to study and manage employees and their related processes breaking them down into a kind of supply chain view. Then, focus on what works and what does not work thus, providing input for a model for improvement.
We all feel better looking back on accomplishments we can measure, see and touch. When we work for the government, this can feel like a challenge. To meet this challenge, we need to foster and maintain a sense of empowerment.
Greater mission demands with smaller workforces are driving a need to reframe the old axiom Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way. It also demonstrates the need for strong leadership, dynamic followership and accountability.
The public sector will never have the “no strings attached” freedom of a genius grant. But finding solutions to increasingly complex challenges demands that we foster conditions for dynamic, creative approaches to today’s problems.
How do we better engage government workers? Challenge them.
Leaders and managers of organizations understand that in order to create a healthy work culture, some basic building blocks must be in place.What are these core characteristics for life success?
It is important to eliminate unneeded distance between managers and those that they manage while retaining appropriate authority in the area of power distance.
Here are some tricks and treats for leaders to improve their leadership style and navigate some tricky situations.
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