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The persistent myth in managing government employees is that the red tape, rigid regulations and frustrating HR standards have made effective management an almost impossible task.

That impression is just plain false.

While managing in the public sector presents a number of unique challenges and constraints, none of them should keep you from motivating your staff to become high-performing employees.

The truth is that when you approach your management tasks with a flexible mindset and the right tools, you can develop a committed workforce, manage difficult people successfully and get superior performance from your staff.

What You Will Learn

Join this Webcast as we explore a number of techniques for meeting the challenges and stressful situations supervisors in government face on a daily basis. For example, Mr. Liff explores and offers advice on:
  • Proven approaches for providing clear training, guidance and direction
  • Avoiding the pitfalls of dealing with unions
  • Confronting the tough stuff: poor performance and bad behaviors
  • Ways to handle common EEO issues and complaints

This could be the most important hour you spend this year, so sign up now!

About the Presenters

Stewart Liff is a recognized consultant, speaker and teacher, and author of five books, including Managing Government Employees, The Complete Guide to Hiring and Firing Government Employees, and Improving the Performance of Government Employees. Liff's work has been featured in Government Executive Magazine, theVeteran Administration's Vanguard magazine and ASTD’s Public Manager. He also writes a column at http://www.ohmygov.com/ , titled Stewart Liff on Organizational Excellence.  For more information, visit: www.stewartliff.com

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