Developing Future Leaders

Developing Future Leaders

Developing Future Leaders

To stay competitive, organizations must continually identify and develop future leaders. Federal agencies and companies alike should intentionally integrate leaders into their human capital strategies as they prepare for the future of work.

At Arc Aspicio, I participate in a formal peer group, a professional development program that helps employees strengthen relationships with colleagues and build skills and competencies critical to success with clients and within the company. Participants develop leadership skills and learn how leaders empathize with, develop, and motivate their teams to achieve mission success.

Over the past few months, I have welcomed the opportunity to discuss challenging topics with other leaders – difficult conversations, motivating team members, creating a vision for the team, and handling different scenarios of supervising. I learned valuable ways to develop future leaders. Government organizations should incorporate these concepts into workforce strategies:

  • Train leadership to empathize with, develop, and motivate teams. Effective leaders connect with their teams in a way that promotes high levels of understanding and respect, creating high-performing teams that communicate effectively, work seamlessly, and deliver results. Organizations should encourage leaders to focus on earning the respect and confidence of their people so that their teams are fully invested in the mission

  • Create a culture of leadership in the workplace. At Arc Aspicio, our employees lead at every level. Even our junior employees are offered opportunities to lead projects or strategic initiatives and suggest new ideas. Through these opportunities, employees learn from success and failure, which is essential to developing leadership skills and perspectives. Empowering employees to think and speak freely and make decisions creates a company culture that inspires them to be strong leaders

  • Support employees in developing effective leadership and management skills. Basic management skills include problem solving, organizing, and staffing strategies. Leadership skills include developing, motivating and inspiring teams. Excellent leaders do not always make good managers, and vice versa. Both sets of skills are essential to achieving goals and achieving high levels of employee productivity and engagement

At Arc Aspicio, we put these concepts into #action by providing every employee with the tools, skills, and opportunities necessary to develop into leaders that inspire and motivate. This approach not only makes Arc Aspicio an inspiring place to work, it also develops strong teams that work together seamlessly to solve our clients’ most difficult challenges.

About Arc Aspicio
Arc Aspicio is a management, strategy, and technology consulting firm that takes a mission-oriented approach to complex client challenges. Focused on innovation, Arc Aspicio provides services in strategy, design, human capital, operations, analytics and visualization, technology, and information sharing. The company is known for a strong, collaborative culture that values gratitude, provides leadership opportunities, and explores the future. Our teams use a human-centered approach to working with clients and are flexible and responsive within dynamic Government client environments that often have new priorities and evolving missions. We thrive on these situations and promote continuous improvement and new ideas. And, #welovedogs! Follow us on Twitter @arcaspicio or learn more at www.arcaspicio.com.

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Arc Aspicio enhances the future of our nation by creating bold ideas and bringing them to life. A consulting and solutions company, Arc Aspicio solves problems by applying our integrated capabilities in strategy, design, data, human capital, behavioral science, and technology. The company passionately pursues our vision to be the hub of creativity where people take action to change the world. To do this, employees collaborate with clients and partners to create solutions using a human-centered approach. Innovation is not possible without action. The company focuses on strategy first, then takes a hands-on approach implementing ideas to achieve results. Join Arc Aspicio and our Strategy Innovation Lab (SILab) by creating and sharing ideas to inspire people to change the world. Follow us on Twitter @ArcAspicio @SILabDC and, #welovedogs!

Reinventing Strategy

Reinventing Strategy

Since the GPRA Modernization Act in 2010, agencies across the Federal Government have raced to establish new Strategic Plans in response to incoming Presidential Administrations and agency leaders. Developing a new Strategic Plan is incredibly exciting for an agency. Leaders can redefine priorities, frontline managers can improve mission performance, and employees can better engage with the mission. Strategy, however, is so much more than just a Strategic Plan.

Running IT Like a Business: How Technology Business Management is Shaping the Future of Federal Agencies

Running IT Like a Business: How Technology Business Management is Shaping the Future of Federal Agencies

As the Government continually looks for ways to increase efficiency and encourage innovation, Information Technology (IT) is emerging as a solution to these needs. Recent Federal guidance mandates all agencies to adopt a new framework for better understanding IT costs. Technology Business Management (TBM) is a framework that incorporates IT departments into the overall business network, shifting away from treating IT as an independent unit. This provides a clear way to evaluate and manage IT, running IT as a business and communicating the value of new IT investments.

Behavioral Science – Using Behavioral Science to Effect Action

Behavioral Science – Using Behavioral Science to Effect Action

How do organizations encourage behavior change in their customers? Increasingly, they focus on customer experience, and as a consequence employ behavioral science methodologies. At the heart of behavioral science is the consideration of how an organization can make small investments that generate incremental savings/returns while considering both customers and organizational benefits. One example is Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Pre✓® and U.C. Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry programs.

Launching into #Action Through Strategy

Launching into #Action Through Strategy

As a new employee, your first company-wide meeting can make you nervous. This was how I felt.

Arc Aspicio’s recent Strategy Launch Day was so well planned and it involved participants so that I learned that I had nothing to worry about! The company treats each employee equally and equips even the newest joiners with the information and skills they need to have a meaningful experience

What Being a Consultant Means to Me

What Being a Consultant Means to Me

As a Consulting Associate at Arc Aspicio, I provide expertise and insight to help clients solve difficult problems. To be successful, a consultant does not need only to be a subject matter expert on their client’s industry and needs - though this often ends up happening over time.

Captivate Your Audience Through Design+Data

Captivate Your Audience Through Design+Data

So often, senior leaders must communicate their strategic and simple vision in a world of growing complexity. They must make decisions – and frequently explain them – based on an enterprise view of their data. It’s getting easier to do this these days through data visualizations and infographics that speak to specific employee and stakeholder audiences. Design+Data is what we call it at Arc Aspicio.

Chief Data Officers: Six Steps to Manage Data as an Enterprise Asset

Chief Data Officers: Six Steps to Manage Data as an Enterprise Asset

With an exponential increase in the types and quantities of data, organizations need defined strategies and techniques to manage data as an enterprise asset. To create enterprise-wide use of data, a Chief Data Officer (CDO) needs a clear data agenda for leadership and the whole organization to address current and future needs. CDOs should follow this six-part data plan to achieve short term capability gains and plot a path to greater enterprise data maturity.