How an effective leader handles a crisis

By: David Brownstein

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Public Service Leadership Model: Quick links resource guide

By: David Brownstein

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 this list of resources to make becoming a better leader more manageable.

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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.

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A new standard for government leaders

By: Andrew Marshall

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.

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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.

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