People often think that introverts are at a disadvantage when it comes to trying to advance to leadership positions. The true test of our leadership potential is not found in our natural personality profile, or our introversion or extroversion. It’s about our ability to be self-aware and to use our awareness as a guide for… Read more »
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Developing a sense of humility prevents us from getting defensive about our ideas, decisions, and direction for the organization. It makes us open to new ideas and lively debate.
If we truly want to be innovative thinkers and outside-of-the-box problem solvers, we must force ourselves outside the box of our self-affirming minds.
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.
As leaders moving through tumultuous or challenging times, our instinct is to reassure staff who are worried about uncertainty and potential problems that lie ahead. Although our intentions are good and our inclination is to help, we often want to come to the rescue. An alternative to being a fixer is to simply help our… Read more »
Check out these few simple ways to hone in your leadership skills.
While many people are thinking about New Year’s resolutions and goals, focusing more on completing incomplete tasks from last year may be a more successful strategy.
Dr. David Shulkin, Under Secretary for Health at VA joined me on The Business of Government Hour this week to discuss VA’s healthcare mission, strategic priorities, challenges faced, innovations pursued, and efforts to promote a positive culture of service. Here is a snapshot of our discussion.
It takes a great leader to keep a team moving in the right direction, motivated to do better and work as a cohesive unit. But, it’s not just about the leader alone. How leadership is demonstrated and communicated greatly impacts the level of engagement employees will show. Regardless of the level of skills a person… Read more »
I had always considered myself to be an engaged employee and not a part of the problem. But somewhere along the way, I had joined those who were just waiting for the clock to hit the time to go home.