Most supervisors and leaders spend too much time and energy focusing on their top performers and/or their low performers. But the group they should really be concerned about is the solid middle group – Joe & Jane Average. Why?
Posts Tagged: performance
Credibility is the only currency in town, as the old saying goes. Here’s why you should prioritize credibility in your government work.
Sometimes our problems seem overwhelming. But creativity and passion have never been greater or more achievable than with collaboration.
These are three easy tips to boost office productivity when focusing on the details means you lose sight of the bigger picture.
Moving is not for the risk averse. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. It takes a certain boldness and willingness to venture off the beaten path into the unknown. The benefits of moving around in government are many – less tangible but impactful in very noticeable ways.
What strategies can you use to remain an effective professional without burning out from the burden of overwork?
Policymakers wanting to improve their government’s performance are often presented with a rich menu of choices by their advisers. They are told that they could choose from several options: Budgeting Reforms, Performance Budgeting, Outcome Budgeting, Performance Agreement, Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), ISO 9000, Lean Sigma and so on. Alas, as we shall see,… Read more »
Setting the goal of having coffee with 50 people forces you to be clear about your goals.
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.
If there was ever a universal philosophy that transcends barriers of business, industry and government, it is a page I will borrow from our good friends at Disney. Quite simply, ‘everything speaks.’