THE FEDARONI REVEALED and it costs no time or money: It’s praise. Just the other day my supervisor told me that the Executive Director (E.D.) was called to the White House and asked how he accomplished so much is such little time. My boss said “This is your legacy.” I could have wept. This second generation Sunday School Superintendent hugged him. The E.D. told me “We couldn’t have done this without you.” I felt ten feet tall and bulletproof even before they gave me the commendable write up for my appraisal. When was the last time your boss or anyone else’s said something like that to you?
OPM reports that 5% of Feds are problem employees. Why do we manage all as though they are problems?
We need to change our outlook and “catch them doing something good”, and to say yes unless we have good reason not to. The Leadership Circle graphic circle can help us do that.
GIVE ‘EM THE FEDARONI, BOSSARONI, SPOUSEARONI, and KIDARONI.