Posts Tagged: teamwork

Hidden Superpowers of Balanced Creative Teams

I’m always intrigued by team dynamics, what makes good ones work well? what causes problems? etc. We’ve all likely worked in great and not so great environments. So what makes a great team and what attributes should you look for when building your team? In a recent article on 99u.com Emily Cohen wrote about “TheRead… Read more »

Widening the Aperture of Acquisition & the Acquisition Team

By Mike Ipsaro PMP, CCE/A, Technical Director Today’s fiscally constrained environment is being felt in many places, including acquisition. The Federal Government spends billions to execute its missions through acquisitions. After talking with one of my colleagues about the impact on the acquisition discipline, she astutely said “though resources may be narrowing, the way youRead… Read more »

Archetypes

Originally posted on#GovLife. In my last post, I provided you all with some background as to who I am. One of the things I find fascinating about the public service (particularly in Ottawa) is that it’s a microcosm of Canada. It doesn’t attract a specific personality type or background – it is literally, equal opportunity.Read… Read more »

It’s a Fiscal Cliff! It’s a Sequester! It’s Ineffective Leadership?

As much as I would like to jump on the “sequester bandwagon” and write yet another article about the impact this enormous change will have on our country, I’m going to take a different approach on the topic that is monopolizing water cooler discussions these days. I, like the rest of us, have been readingRead… Read more »

The Changing Workforce: Four Generations One Workplace

Bridging the gaps among generationsWith four generations constituting today’s work force, the generation gap is alive and well in offices, factories, and warehouses across the country. In fact a recent study from the Society for Human Resource Management reveals that nearly 25% of human resources professionals reported generation conflict in their workplace. Workers notice it,Read… Read more »

How Do You Organize and Utilize Your Crisis Communications Team?

We highlighted crisis communications a couple of weeks ago when we featured crisis communications expert Dr. Joe Trahan and his “go ugly early” approach. Crisis communications will be a hot topic at next week’s NAGC Communications School. I’m really interested to hear from others on how they distribute and redistribute tasks during a crisis. AtRead… Read more »

Creating the Right Climate: Using Critical Success Factors To Define the Standard of Performance

You may not know that two of most important steps managers can take to encourage high performance from employees are to (1) tell them what is expected and (2) give them the tools to manage themselves to the stated objectives. What if there were a tool that helped you clarify expectations? Think about it… WhenRead… Read more »

Wikis: Better Internal Communication During Crisis

You’ve worked all day. At 6 p.m., a crisis within your agency or city now demands your all-night attention. For communication professionals handling media requests, the difficulty of maintaining message continuity is a common dilemma. When a colleague finally rescues you after an all-nighter, you then face the task of communicating about communication. What mediaRead… Read more »

Team Leadership Gets the Job Done

This blog is an excerpt from Kathleen Schafer’s upcoming book Living the Leadership Choice. Join the Leadership Connection community to receive updates and exclusive content. “It is amazing how much you can accomplish when it doesn’t matter who gets the credit.” – Unknown Making progress toward achieving a goal is an essential component of effectiveRead… Read more »