Are you an agitated leader? Here are four tips to help you stay “CALM.”

By: Virginia Hill

Agitated or anxious leaders can have a negative impact on their teams, even while working remotely. During these challenging times, leaders can use these tips to become the calming presence their employees need.

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Communicating in a public health crisis

By: Samantha Donaldson

The coronavirus pandemic has led federal leaders to reexamine how they communicate. Samantha Donaldson, Partnership vice president of communications, highlights four tips to help federal leaders communicate effectively to both internal and external audiences.

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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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Joining the Partnership for Public Service turned out to be one of the best decisions I have made in my professional life

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Executive Vice President Meroe Park reminisces on her time at the Partnership, and how our mission and people made it such a great place to work.

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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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Innovation is essential – why is it so difficult to spread what works?

By: Henry Feinstein

Innovation is crucial for effective public service, yet numerous barriers prevent innovative ideas from spreading across government. In part one of this innovation series, we’re identifying these barriers, so we can figure out how to move forward.

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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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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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