Tag: Leadership Skills

Situation-Behavior-Impact: Why Feedback Isn’t Working!

Filed in News by on May 7, 2015 Comments

Within our organizations, most of us have classes on how to provide feedback with or to each other. Supervisors in particular are given instructions on how to provide feedback – and many are actually mandated that they give feedback to their employees on a specific time schedule. Yet employees are constantly saying, “I don’t get any feedback!” With all this attention and training on the process, why is it not working?

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Outlining and Scripting Keys to Successful Witness Preparation

Filed in News by on May 4, 2015 Comments

The author says that witness preparation is a very important step in the planning process for a successful hearing. In his second article on the subject, he outlines some specific tips to cover with your witnesses when preparing for a hearing.

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Government Has a Lot to Learn from Google

Filed in News by on April 23, 2015 Comments

The typical work environment in a federal agency no doubt has little in common with Google’s, but government can still learn something from Google’s practices, especially with regards to how managers lead (or fail to lead) employees in the federal workforce. The author explains how he believes this to be so.

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Feedback: Feast, Famine, or… Poop?

Filed in News by on April 16, 2015 Comments

Whether in government or elsewhere, useful feedback is critical to your success – without it you don’t know where you stand. But have you ever asked a supervisor or colleague for feedback and gotten a ‘poop sandwich’ in return?

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FedSmith.com Users Want Their Bosses to Stop Micromanaging

Filed in News by on April 15, 2015 Comments

FedSmith.com users indicated in a recent survey a common theme: they feel there is a need for federal managers to stop micromanaging their employees. The author, who is a consultant focusing primarily on pay and performance, analyzes the responses from the survey and what they mean for federal employees.

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Are You On Track For Your Next Promotion? Four Key Areas To Evaluate

Filed in News by on April 8, 2015 Comments

Have you ever noticed that when it comes to promotions there seems to be little rhyme or reason to the process? Your organization has promotion criteria, and yet for every set of criteria you look around and see someone getting promoted who didn’t meet them. It can be frustrating, but there are some things you can do.

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Are You Successful In Your Job? It All Depends On Your Evidence of Success!

Filed in News by on March 27, 2015 Comments

When you fail to define the specific evidence of your success, it’s practically impossible to ever get there. So how do you create this evidence? The author provides some suggestions.

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Are You Drowning in a Teaspoon of Water?

Filed in News by on March 17, 2015 Comments

Don’t get so stuck on a tiny, trivial issue that you can’t move onto the things that matter.

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