Being in a leadership position is like being in a parade every day. People are watching, and you have the ability to manage their perceptions.
Posts Tagged: perception
The perception that government cannot be trusted is a very real problem. What can you do to help restore citizen trust?
Troy Mathis knows how to talk. And he speaks in a way that makes you want to listen. His session -Make It Matter: Personal Professional Branding, at the Next Generation of Government Training Summit was high-energy, engaging, and inspiring. After listening to his presentation and going through the steps, I've come away with the realization... Read more »
You see us as you want to see us - in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions." - Brian Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall), "The Breakfast Club" As a child growing up in the '80s I wanted very badly to be cooler than I was. Although looking back I can't imagine why. Look at this... Read more »
What if I told you I got these beautiful roses at a countryside shop in Paris? That my love ran off to gather the handful, bucket and all. Stuffed them in the back of the car we'd rented for our second honeymoon. Splayed them forth upon the grass to decorate our weekend picnic. On that shining,... Read more »
There are lots of jobs with stigmas attached to them. I think it’s safe to say we’ve all heard at least one or two lawyer jokes in our lifetime. Speaking of which... A lawyer walks into a bar. Just kidding…I’m not going down that road. Government employees sometimes get a bad rap, but the truth... Read more »
What color is this dress? Black and Blue? Gold and White? Something else? Like thousands of others, you've probably already responded to the social media sensation about perception over the course of the last week. Did any of you get the correct answer? Perception is also incredibly important in the government community--not only to our employees, but... Read more »
You've heard the adage: Perception Is Reality. Well, I'm here to tell you that it rings true outside of sci-fi and super-hero realms in the comic books. It exists in virtually every agency. Every business. And, in every relationship. Following are some common situations where this comes into play. What you need to realize and... Read more »
Does the Federal Government need to rebrand itself, as some have recently suggested, due to low public approval, politically-charged rhetoric, and negative stereotypes of Federal employees? I think not. Rather, I stipulate that: 1) Rebranding Feds is unnecessary and inadvisable at this time, and 2) There is no real "crisis" for Feds that warrants a... Read more »
This interview is part of a series on GovLoop called “GovInsights” where we are interviewing and highlighting the thoughts and perspectives of professors at colleges and universities who are researching and writing about government issues. This time we talked with, Professor Sonja Walti- Assistant Professor for the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American... Read more »