Understanding the basis for your defensiveness will allow you to gain control of your feelings and make a choice about how you want to respond.
If you focus on the positives of what you learned rather than shying away from the gap, it shows employers that you are honest and ready to dive back into your career.
When professionals feel connected to their employers — and committed to their careers — their interactions with other people are more consistently positive and constructive.
Many public employers continue to rely on pay programs adopted decades ago, a time when women and minorities were rarely involved or considered in the decisions.
What is your leadership origin that made you the leader you are today? Which lens does your story lean into?
I don’t think I can solve the bicycle race “tack attacks” issue in this post, so let’s look at “tack attacks” in your workplace.
Technical professionals with excellent skills and attention to detail are often offered the opportunity to become managers.
We know feedback within a company is important. But how much do you know about building a feedback-rich culture? How can your company put practical, helpful measures in place to ensure feedback is delivered continually, and that it is well-received?
Despite the desire to avoid change, in a fast-paced world, there are constant influences outside your organization that can affect its direction.
These habits can easily be translated into leadership qualities that help propel government employees to success.