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.