Being fair, honest, and ethical in all personal and professional relationships and activities
Leadership dimensions that contribute to this core content area are:
Management dimensions that contribute to this core content area are:
In local government there is a lot of stress on teams to get more done with less. This is also true in private industry, but since local governments literally serve everyone in a community, the pressure to get things done is unique.
Without good listening instructions fall apart, people feel dismissed, mistakes occur, projects fail or are delayed, productivity goes down and frustration pervades.
Your personality plays a role in how well you listen.
Leaders intrinsically know that motivation comes in many shapes, sizes and colors. Growing up, I was highly motivated to attend Boy Scouts on Monday nights because I wanted to achieve the next merit badge and I enjoyed having fun with my friends.
In managing a City or County team, it’s important to continually leverage various motivational approaches so your team is inspired to do great work each day.
Below are four common ways in which most people are motivated:
You may not think that having clear goals and giving feedback (yuck!) is motivation but it actually is. Most people WANT to know where they stand and where you expect them to be in 30, 60 or 180 days. We all desire clarity and focus and having clear goals and regular feedback is a simple way to do that.
Coaching and recognition are...
At LeaderGov we frame much of our local government workshops and online training around the four major personality styles as defined by DiSC. DiSC is the worlds most popular personality profiling program and is used by over 1,000,000 people per year.
The DiSC model includes styles called Driver, Inspiring, Supporter and Cautious. Each style has inherent positive qualities and challenges in how they communicate. In our workshops we help local government leaders learn their styles (or take the assessment) so that they can know their own style (strengths and weaknesses) and also learn how to approach other styles for maximum effectiveness.
Which style are you and how do you sometimes see yourself communicating in ineffective ways?