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.
Posts Tagged: performance
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.’
There is really no formula for heartbreak (although that would be wonderful) but with time and some of these techniques, it gets easier. You’re resilient and have the ability to overcome any situation.
First, think on this – “We judge ourselves based on our intentions. We judge each other based on observable behaviors.”
It is kind of interesting that powers-that-be have been preaching the gospel of in-flight exercise on long-haul plane rides to avoid health issues, but only relatively recently has it occurred to us that sitting at a desk for twenty or thirty years might be harmful.
There is no cookie cutter solution for a successful project or change but having a framework in place will make it easier for stakeholders to support and implement new ideas.