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Transforming Your Career in Government

Overview

For many managers, command and control, top-down communication is the default leadership style. While this may have worked in previous work environments, younger generations, such as the Millennials/Generation Y, find this managerial style inadequate and prefer a more collaborative, engaging leadership.

Since we cannot afford to lose the contributions of younger generations, we must work to change long-held beliefs about hierarchies, communication and leadership to create a organization that strives to engage and enrich its employees.

In this video, Dr. Melanie Cohen, IT Strategist with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, interviews Dr. George Graen, Chief Scientist at LMX-Team Leadership Inc., about how to make our organizations more engaging and enriching for all employees in a constantly changing work environment.

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Reflection

  • How are you working to make your work group more engaging?
  • Do you use the same leadership style with all of your employees, or do you change your style to match the needs of the employee or group of employees?

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