Location matters. Where are you? Are you really present for your team? Do you set aside what you are doing to give your full attention and time when a team member asks if you have a moment to talk? We all know how busy we can get, but we might not be paying attention to what counts most—our team members. People matter and they are our time! Developing high-quality relationships with your team members is essential to creating great teams. So ... Full Article »
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Some of us have investment portfolios, but we all have a leadership portfolio. What we have in it varies. The value: Our ability to make decisions, communicate, coach, strategically plan, budget and the many things that leaders do. Have you taken the time to build-up your stock? Changing Environments In public service we commit to making our communities better. However, we cannot solely rely upon doing things the way that we have always done t... Full Article »
Have you ever noticed that some people are more successful at getting their point across than others? Yes, of course, some of us are better communicators and some of us feel more comfortable in front of certain people and groups for lots of reasons. However, as leaders, one of our most important roles is that of a communicator. Leaders are expected to bring clarity to vagueness and to help their teams understand things that often seem, and which ... Full Article »
You may be thinking that you want, or even need, to go back to school to earn the college degree that you never received. But you might also be feeling that you’re way too busy. Maybe the cost is concerning to you. All valid concerns. But commitment often requires sacrifice, and it’s never too late for self-improvement. Some of you may have already received your associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and/or even Ph.D.... Full Article »
In this profession we often hear folks grumble that the leaders just don’t get it. Leaders make decisions that don’t make sense. Leaders don’t seem to care. Or, we hear from leaders that the workforce just doesn’t get it, the workforce thinks decisions are made in a vacuum, or some combination thereof. It’s rare that people wake up each day and quickly determine how to make things worse. In fact, the opposite is likely true. People w... Full Article »
All organizational changes, of course, affect people within the organization. But have you, as leaders, adequately considered just how that change will be perceived by those affected? Or are you simply barking orders? Taking a moment to examine the human side of the organizational equation is almost always revealing and, in my experience, essential to the process. To a large extent, habits dictate our lives. A change of routine for many emplo... Full Article »
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