Expectations of the Australian Public Service have changed over time, but perhaps never as rapidly as in recent times. Combined with the financial pressures facing agencies, it is critical that you take personal responsibility for remaining on top of your game to make sure you are equipped to perform well.
“Challenges facing the APS will test its capability, which is firstly a product of its leadership. The new age of public administration calls for resilient leaders who are intellectually/emotionally intelligent; politically astute; and outcomes and people-focused”, says Rachel Hunter APSC Senior Capability Reviewer.
Your technical skills are very important. They will get you a seat at the table but won’t guarantee your success once you’re there. Evidence suggests that emotional intelligence is twice as important for success at all levels and for the higher levels it accounts for nearly 90 per cent of the difference between average and top performers.
Of your many career transitions, the most difficult you’ll face is leading a function or team for the first few years. It involves more responsibility, more complexity and often leads executives to feel overwhelmed and uncertain. Your success will require you to shift your focus and develop new skills and ways of thinking.
The EL Leadership Masterclass is an evidence-based program which gives you the space to think about and to develop your non-technical skills. This very cost effective full-day program is very suitable for you if you want to take time away from putting out fires or feeling overwhelmed about day-to-day pressures and instead invest your time in developing your leadership capability.
What you'll get from the Masterclass:
Critical leadership transitions
You’ve made it to the top. But do you have what it takes to lead? Uncover 7 shifts critical to your success.
How you manage conflict will make or break your team. Learn how to foster vigorous yet productive debate and boost team performance.
Make good decisions
Research reveals a number of traps that affect how we make business decisions. Learn 8 traps that we tend to fall into without realizing it and how to monitor decision making to avoid these.
A lot of the things we do to reduce distractions actually make us less focused. Learn how emotional intelligence can be harnessed to direct your focus and attention as well as others.