How to Be a Better Manager

Management is hard. A Partnership for Public Service analysis of employee survey data noted that “Effective leadership has continuously been one of the lowest-rated workplace categories, and 2016 followed this trend with a score that was lower than all but rewards and advancement.” In the following pages, contributors to Soundinvestments’s Excellence in Government website explore some of the ways federal managers can hone their skills and bridge the gap too many workers feel with their agency’s leaders.