Leaders often claim they have an open door policy. For this to be effective, they must also have an open mind policy.
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In order to be effective, leaders today must have both style and substance. These traits will help leaders navigate the turbulent waters of government’s ebbs and flows.
A boss once said in a meeting that “It is your job if it needs to get done, maybe not explicitly but if this team needs this — it is your job to make sure it happens.” Can you step outside of your role and do what it takes to make your team successful?
How can a leader start down the path of becoming a challenger? Our research showed that it starts with a very simple question every leader should consider: “What hard thing is my team capable of?”
How you can start 2018 in a positive light and keep your staff moving forward.
The credo of “people over process” is probably the cultural Netflix norm most adoptable by government at all levels. It starts with giving people more say in their work, the information they need to make good decisions and candor about group and institutional performance – at all levels of the organization.
When an opportunity is properly seeded and people can see it for themselves, intellectual energy is naturally created. The next step is to focus that energy by providing a challenge in such a way that it creates a huge stretch for a team or organization.
Greater mission demands with smaller workforces are driving a need to reframe the old axiom Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way. It also demonstrates the need for strong leadership, dynamic followership and accountability.
How do we better engage government workers? Challenge them.
Do you have the reputation of consistently being the hero who jumps in and saves the day? If you answered yes, you may be a fellow Rescuer. Here’s what you should do.