PJ Neal

Thoughts from a more-than-occasional writer

Ready. Set. Lead. Preparing New Public Sector Managers to Lead [Harvard Business Publishing]

New managers matter.

They’re on the front lines with your workforce, your stakeholders, your customers, and your fellow public servants. They have tremendous potential. And some of them will become your organization’s future executives. In tapping these employees for the managerial ranks, your organization is recognizing this.

But while you’ll be relying on your new managers to take care of the management basics—assigning workloads, supervising others, approving vacation requests, managing budgets, conducting performance reviews—there is another role that they can, and should, also step into: the role of leader.

New manager as new leader? Yes.

Read the full paper, co-authored with Rob McKinney and Ellen Bailey, and published by Harvard Business Publishing.