Welcome to the first 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 will cover a different theme and, taken together, will 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 will include:
- 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
Introducing and Implementing New Ideas
Introducing new ideas to an organization takes innovation, strategic thinking, and vision. However, that’s only half the battle. If you can’t navigate internal politics and organizational realities, your great idea stands little chance of being adopted. The first theme is Introducing and Implementing New Ideas. In this section, we recommend you read the following traits of a great government leader in the GovLoop leadership guide (pp. 5-9).
- Change Champion
- Bright Spot Specialist
- Boundary Breaker
- Savvy Navigator
In the Introducing and Implementing New Ideas webinar, our experts Deb Green and Bill Spencer cover materials from Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) 1 (Leading Change) and 5 (Building Coalitions). You can access a recording of the webinar here and view the PowerPoint presentation they used here: Leadership Training Week 1 Final.
Can’t get enough of Introducing and Implementing New Ideas? We’ve got you covered. Here are some of the other resources we think you might appreciate, if you’re looking for more information.
- 5 Books that Need to be on Your Summer Leadership Reading List
- What Challenges do You Face When Trying to be Innovative?
- Take These Four Steps if You Want to Lead Big Change
- Why is Change so Difficult in Government?
- Managing Bureaucratization
- Agreeable to Disagreement
- Switch for Organizations: The Workbook (Plus more resources – free Registration)
- Get Your Team to Work Across Organizational Boundaries
- People Just Naturally Resist Change, Right?
You might also want to check out recaps of the following 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
- Leading Innovation in Government
- Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Effectiveness
- Want to Improve Government? Try Design Thinking
- How to Make Effective Decisions
Next Session: Transforming the Toughest Employees and Teams
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