Commensurate with the explosion of information technology has been the critical need for local governments to be focused on a coherent message while being nimble in dispersing that message over an ever-expanding network of communications opportunities. Many municipalities and counties are becoming aggressive in their aim, but are still limited by their resources and vision.
Posts Tagged: management
When many of us are putting in anywhere from 55 to 1,600 hours a week, all to often, social media becomes our “go to” place for maintaining a semblance of human contact – albeit an abnormal one.
It takes both practical and emotional preparation to be resilient in the face of your manager’s mood swings. Here are ways to deal with an unpredictable boss.
People often avoid setting boundaries in their professional lives. Maybe you think that setting and protecting boundaries at work will make you seem like someone who is difficult to work with or who isn’t committed to the job. But, without boundaries, you don’t know your healthy limits—and neither do your coworkers or manager.
The Next Generation of Government Training Summit is less than two months away and we hope you are as excited as we are! Not only will you network with over 800 federal, state and local govies from more than 75 organizations, you will also participate in interactive breakout sessions and hear from these expert government keynote speakers: A… Read more »
Feedback is a difficult concept to employ as a new manager. No one likes to be the bearer of bad news, as indicated by a study that ranked the top challenges faced by managers. To complicate matters, managers are expected to provide individualized feedback to a diverse team to maintain momentum and keep everyone on… Read more »
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.
Can’t stand know it all’s? Me either. Read these tips to make sure you aren’t “that guy/gal” in one of your next meetings.
Learn how you can be a better millennial govie.
My own inability to control certain problem children in the past has, directly or indirectly, led to my own staff being reduced from seven (full and part-time) to one (plus contractors). And, that’s ok. Perhaps that’s a bad thing or perhaps that has led to finding the workflow “sweet spot” for my department’s activity. That’s… Read more »