Public Service Leadership Model: Quick links resource guide
Becoming a stronger leader can seem like a daunting task. While it takes hard work and dedication, it’s helpful to break down that ultimate goal into small, daily tasks. Learn how to use our Public Service Leadership Model and our list of resources to make becoming a better leader more manageable.
Celebrating 30 years of the Excellence in Government Fellows
Alumni of the Excellence in Government Fellows program attended a professional development conference at the Partnership to celebrate the program’s 30th anniversary. During a day of networking and learning, alumni advanced their leadership skills during sessions with government leaders, EIG coaches and Partnership staff. Read this post to see the most important lessons alumni learned.
A new standard for government leaders
Leading in the federal government is a unique and complicated challenge. The Partnership has created the Public Service Leadership Model to help government leaders evaluate their performance, assess their progress and chart a course to reach their leadership potential. Learn more about the model and how individuals, teams and agencies can use it to strengthen our government.
Developing a leadership mindset: Perspectives from a Preparing to Lead program participant
Read this Q&A with Richard Black, a participant in our Preparing to Lead program, to see how this program has been valuable in developing his leadership skills.
Unexpected lessons in leadership
Lessons in leadership do not always come from colleagues, supervisors or even from people working in the same field as you. This was the case for David Levy, vice president of federal government at Amazon Web Services. Speaking at the March Excellence in Government Fellows program graduation ceremony, Levy shared the unexpected leadership advice he received from two doctors he has known.
Why a Service to America Medals winner decided to participate in the Excellence in Government Fellows program
Omar Pérez Aybar won a Service to America Medals award in 2014 for his work investigating Medicare fraud in South Florida. Four years later he decided to enroll in the Partnership’s Excellence in Government Fellows leadership development program. Pérez Aybar discusses his choice to join EIG and the importance of continuing to develop your leadership skills.
Who out there wouldn’t like meetings to be more efficient?
Ineffective meetings are a drag on productivity. One team of Excellence in Government Fellows participants decided to take on the challenge of making them more productive. Discover the toolkit they created to help federal employees determine if a meeting is necessary and plan to use the time most efficiently.
The importance of federal acquisition
It can be easy to overlook federal acquisition, one of the many support functions that helps the government run. These federal employees need leadership skills so they can negotiate the best government contracts, attract new service providers and more, writes Rachel Verlik, a coach with the Leadership Excellence for Acquisition Professionals program.
Leading like Lincoln
Participants in the Excellence in Government Fellows program toured the historical landmark President Lincoln’s summer home in Washington, D.C., to learn what made the 16th president such an effective leader and how they can adopt his leadership tactics for their own challenges.
Does it really pay to be civil?
Christine Porath, one of the Partnership’s Government Leadership Advisory Council members, has advice for federal leaders: Practice civility and show respect. Read her blog post on the subject and watch her TED talk.