In some ways, public leadership is like being a fire-fighter. Responding to issues as they present, and front-footing fires before they can kindle. The critical difference is in our ability to light the right match. Inside: thoughts on operational and strategic focus – be the fire, hope for the wind.
Setting focused priorities is hard work. We’re not choosing between right and wrong here – it’s ALL the right stuff. When we’re overwhelmed and figuring out how to catch up, it seems too late to make priority decisions. It all needs doing! Fast!
This isn’t true though, is it.
There is a right way and a wrong way to handle project failures – one builds trust, the other breeds resentment
Businesses are motivated by profit and would always focus on the needs of customers. But in public organisations focused on the big picture, the interests of the broader citizenry may trump the desires of an individual or customer.
What we can learn from Undercover Boss and some thoughts on staying connected to the end outcome of our work...
Actionable Strategy is Shelf Strategy’s hot cousin. A bit risky, but everyone loves it because it’s exciting and good things seem to happen when it’s around.
The public sector can be a tough gig - complicated, fast-moving and sometimes thankless. Inside: tips to cope with the crazy and enjoy the ride.
The holiday break can inspire some incredible goals - but there are only going to be the same number of hours in a day this year that there were in 2019. Don’t panic though, I’ve got your back on this one…
Amidst the festive chaos, I reckon this is the time to commit to calm. Are you with me?
Have you ever underestimated the importance of timing and suffered the consequences?
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