How our 360 assessment helps create better government leaders
The Partnership developed a 360 assessment tool to help leaders better understand how they can improve their leadership skills. As we approach the one-year mark of incorporating the 360 tool into our programming, we reflect on how our assessment can help strengthen government leadership.
What’s next for the Public Service Leadership Model?
The Public Service Leadership Model continues to serve as the standard for effective federal leadership. Two years after its release, we look at where the model has been and what’s ahead.
Four lessons that shaped my path to the Senior Executive Service
James-Christian Blockwood, the Partnership’s executive vice president, previously served as senior executive leader in the federal government. He shares four lessons he learned about leadership and relationship-building during his public service career.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room: failure
Failure, while scary and painful, can also be instructive and lead to self-awareness. Failure happens to all of us, and it can provide important benefits in the long run.
Providing feedback is critical to your employees’ personal and professional growth. Here’s how to do it well.
Giving constructive feedback to your employees and co-workers is difficult. Fortunately, a commonly used tool—the Situation-Behavior-Impact model—can help you provide more actionable and continuous feedback moving forward.
Leading change in uncertain times
The current environment demands more effective change management and change leadership. The Public Service Leadership Model’s “Leading Change” competency includes five key skills that help leaders manage the challenges of conducting the day-to-day work during a global pandemic and presidential transition effectively.
Strategic planning during uncertain times
This past February, few strategic plans could have taken into account the challenges we’re facing today. While we can’t predict the future, we can improve the effectiveness of our planning efforts by creating strategic plans based on personal and professional values and investing in an adaptable workforce.
How to build a results-oriented culture
Federal leaders recognize the importance of moving toward a results-oriented culture, and the Partnership agrees. Our Public Service Leadership Model identifies five key competencies that leaders can develop to continue to achieve results in their workplaces.
Three tips to work through turbulent times
Thanks to dedicated civil servants, the federal government has continued to provide important services during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are three tips for federal leaders to help their employees continue to push through these challenging times.
Why internal customer experience helps agencies deliver on their mission
To deliver on mission and operate smoothly, federal agencies require mission-support employees to provide high-quality internal customer experience. The Partnership’s new Mission Support Leadership Program aims to provide these employees with the leadership skills they need to support their colleagues and the government as a whole.