For nearly 40 years, Management Concepts has led the way in helping federal employees, supervisors, and leaders become more effective. In 2012 we’re renewing that commitment to help federal leaders foster their supervisors’ skills and talents.
Our main effort is the Professional Government Supervisor Program (PGSP), which just launched. It pairs Management Concepts’ supervision experts with government agencies to determine the knowledge and skills supervisors most need to perform in ways that will inspire their employees to deliver at the highest level.
We are also launching this blog. GovSupervisor will bring together thought leaders from Management Concepts and from across the leadership, learning, and coaching communities to drill down into topics of vital interest to those responsible for the performance of supervisors:
- Why are there so many supervisors who are great technically, but don’t know how to supervise people? What can be done about that?
- How can supervisors learn to deal with poor employee performance?
- How is the emergence of Generation Y and the exiting of retiring Baby-Boomers changing the landscape at work?
- How can workplaces move past mere compliance and engage commitment, caring, and true high performance?
The quality of supervision has a huge impact on employees and affects productivity, retention, and commitment. We hear many stories of ineffective supervisors and, unfortunately, fewer stories about great ones. We will explore in detail and with research the profound differences between the two types.
We need to focus on helping supervisors create the work environments that are essential for successful performance at a time when federal employees are working around budget constraints, through waves of retirements, and with constant change.
Supervisors, when properly equipped, can be forces of positive change. Through the power of their vision and commitment, they can take possibility and turn it into reality.
I hope you’ll become part of the GovSupervisor community and contribute your perspectives and opinions in the comments, or perhaps even in a guest post. We look forward to hearing from you.
Looking for more? Why not download our white paper How to Be the Worst Boss Ever. It’s a tongue-in-cheek must-have resource for any employee with past or present management horror stories, or any boss who needs reassurance that they are not, in fact, the worst boss — EVER.
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