Innovation is really only possible when there is synchronicity between employees and the employee culture — AND that work must be done to accurately quantify that culture and ensure that employees feel understood, like they belong, and are empowered.
As ‘Govies’ we’ve all lived through it. The dreaded organizational restructure. Change is painful, but organizational restructures can create a whole new kind of ‘pain’. The unknowns, the rumors, the impacts, and the stress are sometimes off the charts. Having been intimately involved on multiple restructuring efforts, I hope that some of these insights canRead… Read more »
Communication is one of the most important aspects of leading. Great leaders must be sure they are speaking the same language as their employees. Learn how to ensure others understand what you are communicating.
Several employees across different levels of government suggested one of those primary departments that proves to be a roadblock is IT.
It takes courage to hire folks who disagree with you. It sounds crazy, but the proof of value is there.
“Fail fast, fail forward” isn’t really trying to highlight failure, but the success that is born out of straight-up messing up.
We know change is constant. We are all impacted by changes every day. So, how can we switch the paradigm and instead of allowing change to have negative consequences, use change to have positive outcomes?
Are government employees actually less engaged than our private sector counterparts? Or do we lean into the stereotype and watch the clock, figuring every minute pays the same whether we do a good job or not?
At one time in every leader’s career, they will have to stand up and do the right thing (whether it is loved or hated by others). This is bravery and it is crucial to be a successful leader.
Leadership is hard. We make it harder by not engaging team members in answering hard problems. Here’s how “I don’t know” helps organizations thrive.