In 1985, I joined the Peace Corps and began my service in Congo, Central Africa. I was an idealistic young man with a naively expansive view of my ability to help people and bring about meaningful change in their lives. The challenges and frustrations I experienced as a Peace Corps volunteer provided important life lessons… Read more »
Posts Tagged: change
As public administrators, we must work to remove artificial roadblocks, work cooperatively for the good of the citizens we serve and come together in the pursuit of common goals. It also helps to have passion, be champions for change, seek bottom-up solutions and provide concrete objectives and actions.
Change is neither good nor bad: it’s a constant. Learn how you can take this piece of wisdom and apply it to your government career.
Change is difficult, but it’s also constant. To succeed in any agency, public servants have to equip themselves with the tools and tactics to deal with uncertainty.
There is really no formula for heartbreak (although that would be wonderful) but with time and some of these techniques, it gets easier. You’re resilient and have the ability to overcome any situation.
There is no cookie cutter solution for a successful project or change but having a framework in place will make it easier for stakeholders to support and implement new ideas.
The point is that both millennials and baby boomers are sowing their oats to the beat of their generational drum.
Failure can teach you more about success than unlimited success ever could.
You can be a leader no matter your job title. Leadership is influence. And influence has everything to do with the way you treat others. When people perceive us as competent and caring to others, they’re more likely to accept us as a leader.
Learn how to address and alleviate signs of resistance in the workplace.