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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.

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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.

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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.

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