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Supervisory Leadership

This is a group for public sector supervisors and managers to gain insights, information, resources, and provide experiences related to the supervisory/managerial role in the public sector. 

Members: 35
Latest Activity: Jul 11, 2013

Discussion Forum

Anyone familiar with this Certification Program for Supervisors (CSP)?

Started by Eric Jacobs Jun 24, 2011. 0 Replies

Anyone familiar with this Certification Program for Supervisors?  Seems like there are many programs out there for mid-level and senior managers -- this seems to fill the void for the entry-level…Continue

What strategies do you use for dealing with poor performance?

Started by Alan Lee Myers Jun 13, 2011. 0 Replies

I'm curious about what strategies leaders use to handle poor performance in their workgroup.  How do you know it's poor performance and what measurements are used to determine poor performance?Continue

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Comment by Scott Johnston on June 23, 2011 at 4:47pm
Personally feel that as a leader all poor perforances should be discussed immediately, revisited later and documented for PMAP reviews. I have seen to many instances of managers shrugging their shoulders and accepting poor performance as a way of life.
Comment by Alan Lee Myers on June 13, 2011 at 10:59am

I want to welcome those who've joined our group and invite you to answer the question about what was your transition from individual contributor to leading others in a supervisor role like?  Please tell us your story. 


Comment by GovLoop on June 12, 2011 at 12:09pm
Since performance measurement is big piece of puzzle w/ leadership, you may be interested in this DOD/OMB conference on performance metrics.  We have a couple free tix if people want them - just leave a comment on this thread -
Comment by GovLoop on June 12, 2011 at 12:05pm
I think this is the hardest transition.  Biggest value for me was when I started viewing my work as the simple things - talking to people, walking around office, taking people out for lunch, running weekly meetings.  For awhile, I never considered that "real" work and that my real work as manager was specific tasks for my bosses.
Comment by Joe Brodnicki on June 10, 2011 at 1:04pm

Well, Alan, I guess my ego is so-o-o-o-o big I never looked at it that way.  I had to outframe my role as indivdual contributor from being immersed int he 'techncial' (content) stuff to include getting stuff done with other people.  In other words, it's still about my indivdual contribution---these skills become part of the 'technical' expertise I bring.  Of course, I learned this after I left the feds, but, it works for me at the state level. . . . . . .  Stay cool up there! 

Comment by Alan Lee Myers on June 10, 2011 at 12:10pm

Hello friends:

This is my first post in our group.  In my many years of working with supervisors, managers, and executives, I'm always intrigued about how people make the transition from individual contributor to leader.  Please share your story with us.

Comment by Theresa Osredker on June 10, 2011 at 12:10pm
This is making a real difference in the everyday lives of Supervisors.  Thanks Alan for adding real value.
Comment by Joe Brodnicki on April 14, 2011 at 10:21am
Hi, Alan. Great idea here.  Looking forward to see what happens!

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