Welcome to the second of three posts intended to help you get the most out of GovLoop’s new leadership guide: 10 Traits of a Great Government Leader.
Each of these posts covers a different theme and, taken together, cover all ten traits in the leadership guide. Our intent is to provide you with some of the materials from our first ever multi-week online course to allow you to walk through them at your own pace. Each post includes:
- A few traits from the leadership guide we recommend you read
- An hour-long webinar featuring two accomplished subject matter experts
- The presentation used by our subject matter experts in their presentation
Transforming the Toughest Employees and Teams
Being an effective leader requires an ability to manage conflict and the toughest of employees in order to create high-performing teams. The second theme is Transforming the Toughest Employees and Teams. In this section, we recommend you read the following traits of a great government leader in the GovLoop leadership guide (pp. 5-9).
- Conflict Mediator
- Team Builder
- Diversity Advocate
In this section, our experts Sydney Smith-Heimbrock and Jim Elliott cover conflict in the workplace, which aligns to Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) 2: Developing People. You can access a recording of the week 2 webinar here. If you would like to preview, download or print a copy of the slides our experts used, you can do so here.
Can’t get enough of Transforming the Toughest Employees and Teams? We’ve got you covered. Here are some of the other resources we think you might appreciate, if you’re looking for more information.
- Preventing the Miserable Workplace
- 10 Ways to Turnaround a Dysfunctional Team
- Have a Nice Conflict (by Jim, this week’s SME!)
- Using Conflict as a Tool for Growth
- Counter-Productive Team Language?
- Fast Company on Leading Your Team
- Building Effective Teams isn’t Rocket Science, but it’s Just as Hard
- Leveling the Playing Field on Cross-Cultural Teams
- When One Team Member is Ruining Your Team
Also, you might want to check out recaps from some of these NextGen sessions:
- 21st Century Leadership: Chaos, Conflict, and Courage
- The Art of Giving and Receiving Feedback
- Blending in to Encourage Change
- Social Skills & Workplace Savviness
- Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Effectiveness
- How to Make Effective Decisions
Next Section: Beyond Doing More With Less: Doing Different