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?
Have you ever noticed that when it comes to promotions there seems to be little rhyme or reason to the process? It can be frustrating, but there are some things you can do.
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.
How do you feel when you get your paycheck each week? Do you feel appreciated for your work? The author points out that showing appreciation to employees at work goes beyond just handing out paychecks.
Most government organizations have an annual performance review. And many organizations also have a mid-cycle “touch base” review that allows you to see how you’re progressing. The mid-cycle review is a good time to go back and take a look at “What were those three development areas that you were going to put your attention on this year?”
The author says that regardless of the criteria and regardless of the regulations, promotions really come down to a couple of very human things that have little to do with job performance.
Everyone has about five very specific things that provide the foundation of their lives. They are the five key things that matter most to you. And, they are the place you live your life from… whether you are aware of it or not.
The author says there is a mindset in government organizations that it’s the organization’s job to figure out your best next career move. But did you ever stop to wonder if your idea of success and your organization’s idea of success are the same thing?
There are some colleagues you love to spend time with while others who drive you crazy. The author describes the differences and the impact they can have on your work environment.
The core of your Leadership Mindset rests on the four aspects of the human experience: the Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual aspects.