I have been talking with some other consultants in the government arena about the impact high unemployment numbers and the stress caused by the economy are having on government workers relative to their non-government counterparts. Several think that government workers are not as committed because they are somewhat protected from the layoffs. I completely disagree. I think government workers are VERY committed to giving their best effort in their jobs. I think the only thing that gets in the way is ineffective leadership.
In what ways do you feel leadership affects people differently in government jobs than in private ones?