Tag: management advice
Managing a municipality is no easy task. It involves setting policies, managing public services, listening to the community’s concerns, supervising staff, implementing an annual budget, and identifying new approaches to solving common problems. Given the complexity involved in providing people the services they need day-to-day, many communities choose to hire a professional city manager.
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A career in the nonprofit world is more than a job — it’s a mission and a calling. Nonprofit management is an exciting, dynamic career that offers an opportunity to pursue your passions, lead social change, and help make the world a better place. Whether it’s helping the homeless, raising funds to find a cure … Read More »
The end of one year provides us with a wonderful opportunity to start fresh in the New Year. In many public agencies a fresh start means new annual goals. Many managers see goal setting as the opportunity to list the classes the employee will attend for the coming year. While learning goals are appropriate, the … Read More »
CareersInGovernment.com Announces Industry Leading Expert Marnie E. Green to Share Public Sector Management Strategies.
Careers In Government, Inc. (CIG) President Michael Hurwitz announced today that industry leading expert Marnie E. Green, CSP, IPMA-CP, Principal Consultant of Management Education Group, Inc., will share her public sector management and supervision strategies on a newly dedicated CIG feature page entitled Management Strategies.
” This is an exciting partnership for CareersInGovernment.com. Green is a well-respected … Read More »
Human resource (HR) departments in public agencies are fighting for credibility. Pressure to contain costs, engage employees, and be strategic has led many HR departments to flounder. HR wants to be seen as a resource and a trusted advisor to management. HR needs to be seen as credible in the eyes of employees. If the … Read More »
Working in the public sector today is challenging. Fiscal pressures, political winds, and shifting priorities can make the most devoted public servant question their commitment. Yet, engaging employees is at the top of the agenda for most public sector human resources professionals.
So how do we help employees bring passion and energy to work, even if … Read More »
For years the human resources (HR) professional has been taking about becoming a strategic partner with management. HR professionals say they want to “have a seat at the table,” “to be a strategic business partner,” and “to add value” to the organization. Yet, many of the top government officials that I work with don’t see … Read More »
Whether you’re a manager trying to develop your people or trying to develop yourself and build a career, you need to know that one of the key ways you can have a positive impact on the business is by operating more as a Coach than a Manager.
A study conducted by Bersin & Associates, showed that organizations with senior … Read More »
Performance evaluations are an uncomfortable experience even in the best of circumstances, but an evaluation that brings “room for improvement” or the news that you are “not meeting expectations” can suck the oxygen out of the room, and leave you mentally reviewing your savings account balance (meager) and your options (Mom’s couch?).
Instead, take a deep … Read More »
Congratulations! You’re a manager in the public sector. You have been bestowed with the opportunity to manage others while simultaneously managing yourself. Overwhelmed, frustrated, exhausted? Work life spiraling out of control?