Five things every leader should do in a crisis: Advice from former Campbell CEO Doug Conant
At a virtual town hall, Partnership Board Member Doug Conant shared five points that leaders should consider when addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and future crises.
Are you an agitated leader? Here are four tips to help you stay “CALM.”
Agitated or anxious leaders can have a negative impact on their teams, even while working remotely. During these challenging times, leaders can use these tips to become the calming presence their employees need.
Four tips to help you complete a self-assessment
Whether you are a leader, or aspiring to be one, ensure you are doing the best work for your team by taking the time to assess your strengths and weaknesses and reflect on your capabilities. Federal employees face new challenges as a result of COVID-19, making this a good time to do a self-assessment.
How to set up agency supervisors for success
Formal supervisor training does not always cover the practical experience that supervisors need to deal with personal issues such as employee grievances, poor performers and low morale. One team of EIG participants decided to tackle this challenge by creating a way for new supervisors to get feedback through peer-mentoring groups with other supervisors.
How an effective leader handles a crisis
The Partnership’s Public Service Leadership Model identifies four key leadership competencies—becoming self-aware, engaging others, leading change and achieving results—that government leaders need to master to best serve our country. Winner of the 2015 Service to America Medal National Security and International Affairs award, Mia Beers exemplified these competencies when she led the Ebola Disaster Assistance Response Team in 2014.
How leadership development can foster inclusivity: Q&A with a Preparing to Lead graduate
Thushara Wijetilaka, a recent graduate of Preparing to Lead and a member of the deaf community, spoke with the Partnership about the benefits of this program, including the leadership skills she developed and the flexibility of the virtual sessions.
The key to transforming federal IT? It’s leadership, not technology.
Monica Thakrar, a coach in the Partnership’s Federal IT Leaders program, explains why IT professionals should focus on developing their leadership skills.
Acquisition professionals get motivated to manage
Participants in the spring 2019 Leadership Excellence for Acquisition Professionals program focused on motivating and managing others in their most recent session. See what lessons they learned through activities including an alumni panel and “Shark Tank” experience.
The value of our leadership development programs: Perspectives from a two-time participant
Read this Q&A with Lawrence Chambers, a graduate of our Leadership Excellence for Acquisition Professionals and a current participant in the Excellence in Government Fellows program, to see how these programs have helped him develop his leadership skills.
How to stay connected with remote colleagues
How can we help teams who work remotely feel connected and engaged? This was the challenge that six participants in the Excellence in Government Fellows program wanted to tackle. For their EIG project, they created a toolkit with more than 70 team-building activities specifically tailored for teams who work virtually.