(Mostly) Free Magazine and Newsletter Subscriptions for Government Managers


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There are a number of publications that are designed to help public managers become more effective leaders and managers.  The links on this page will make it easy for you to subscribe to some of the best ones--many of them for free.  GovLeaders.org does not accept any commissions for helping recruit subscribers for these publications, and simply provides the information here as a service to our readers.


Government-Specific Publications


  • Bob Behn's Performance Leadership Report

    Professor Behn, Director of the Driving Government Performance course at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, writes an insightful and pithy monthly article each month that is available both online and via email subscription.  The articles generally focus on performance management and performance measurement issues for public managers.

  • The Washington Post On Leadership

    The online version of The Washington Post has an excellent "On Leadership" page, which includes numerous articles about, interviews with, and videos of senior government managers.

  • Government Executive Magazine

    Government Executive is a superb online magazine that provides policy and management information that is useful to managers who work for (or with) the Federal Government.  You can subscribe to daily site updates via any one of several GovExec.com e-Newsletters

  • Governing Magazine

    Governing magazine is an excellent monthly magazine designed for state and local government officials.  Free subscriptions are available.   Governing.com also has numerous free daily e-Newsletters about targeted subjects.

  • ICMA Leadership Matters

    Excellent free newsletter from the International City/County Managers Association, which features links to excellent leadership articles from many sources that are relevant to public managers.

  • The Public Manager

    Founded over 30 years ago, The Public Manager is the only journal of its kind in which public managers and executives write and share ideas about critical public management issues. They welcome article submissions by those who have insights that would be of use to practitioners of public management. Published monthly by the Association for Talent Development, online subscriptions are available to non-members for $39.00 per year. You can also read a certain number of online articles for free by registering with the site.



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