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.
Renewing the call to public service
Max Stier, president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service, recently attended the Aspen Ideas Festival, where he participated in a panel discussion titled “Renewing the Call to Public Service.” Read about the ideas he shared during the session.
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.
A look back at past Sammies People’s Choice award winners
In 2015, the Partnership added a new award to the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals awards—the People’s Choice award, which allows the public to vote for its favorite Sammies finalists. With the deadline to vote for this year’s People’s Choice award approaching, take a look back at the four previous winners and their incredible accomplishments.
Rethinking the American presidency
The U.S. presidency has changed dramatically since George Washington’s day. It’s time to rethink how the office should change to make government as a whole more effective. Partnership President and CEO Max Stier writes about his ideas to improve the presidency.
Empower your employees to question your expectations
Ideally, employees will solve problems. But too often, they work around them, resulting in more problems, low employee morale and angry customers. Find out why this might be happening on your team and how to respond to it.
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.
Your employees probably don’t realize what you have done to engage them
Most of the time, agency leaders listen to and act on the feedback provided in the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey—but the workforce doesn’t know it. The disconnect between what employees say in the survey and what the leaders do in response can drive a wedge between the workforce and agency leadership. To bridge that divide requires a change in communication.
Senate changes process to speed presidential appointee confirmations—but will it work?
This week, the Senate triggered the nuclear option to accelerate the confirmation of presidential nominees, lowering post-cloture debate to two hours from 30. While the move will likely exacerbate partisan tensions, we explore the potential impact of the change.
Developing the next generation of cybersecurity leaders
In the United States, the cybersecurity talent deficit is growing at a time when external threats to our digital security are becoming more complex. That’s why the Partnership and Mastercard are teaming up to create the Cybersecurity Talent Initiative, a public-private sector collaboration that aims to develop the next generation of cybersecurity leaders.