Approaching leadership as a practice can help us avoid the leadership gap that occurs when we understand our leadership title to be a license to wield power, rather than the responsibility to offer inspiration.
Posts Tagged: continuous improvement
Before diving into the CIP pool, consider whether doing the process improvement project makes sense in the big-picture direction your agency wants to head
If I described our work in the present and future, wouldn't that be more compelling, and interesting? Discussing how we work hard to support the continuous improvement culture, capacity, and results for state government? Yes, yes it would.
You can't have cake projects every day at work. No way would you ever get your 'real' job done. So, how can you get that "I'm eating cake!" feeling from your current assignments, until the next big 'cake project' comes along?
Here are some quotes from many of America’s great thinkers and doers as inspiration for your Fourth of July holiday.
We don't talk about improvement methodologies. My team and I listen, learn, and then work to solve the problem.
In the world of government, we have many common threats to face. Though it may be possible to withstand them on our own, we make ourselves much mightier when we band together and tackle them as a team.
"We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders." - Maya Angelou" Status quo as we know it in civil service work is changing — and FAST. There are increasing performance expectations, an aging population, declining... Read more »
How do you know if the work you do matters?
Advanced degrees, training, learning conferences: these are all good and should be part of your professional development. They just shouldn’t be your first call for help when you have to solve problems at work. So today I'm going to discuss three ways you can solve a lot of challenges without having to do everything on... Read more »