Public Leadership Toolkit
This page is a great place to start exploring GovLeaders.org, whether you want to be more systematic about learning to lead or are just starting your leadership journey.
- How Leaders Learn to Lead
Learn about the types of experiences and activities that will be most useful to include in your leadership development action plan.
- A Leadership Development Action Plan
Worksheets and other resources to help you map out your leadership development action plan.
Recommended self-assessment tools, tips on receiving--and dealing with--feedback, and why self-awareness is so important.
- Personal Effectiveness
Resources to help you be more productive and disciplined--regardless of your rank.
Learn Core Supervisory Skills:
Failure to master the core supervisory skills below can undermine your effectiveness as a leader and hobble your organization. These skills serve as the foundation on which other leadership skills rest.
If you are too busy for your people you probably need to sharpen your delegation skills.
- Giving Feedback
Giving effective feedback is a fundamental to prerequisite for managing the performance of your team. There is a simple formula for doing it well and it gets easier with practice.
- Meeting Management
It's important to learn how to run meetings effectively because your colleagues' time is a terrible thing to waste.
- Hiring (and Firing)
As a supervisor, you will make few decisions that are more important to your organization than who to bring onto--or remove from--your team.
- Making Decisions
Leaders in government often make decisions with significant repercussions, so it is important to learn to make good decisions while getting buy-in from those who will have to implement them.