This issue of the GovLeaders.org newsletter includes a new column by Ray Blunt on the most important competencies for public sector leaders, stories of mid-level leadership in government, and information about ways to connect with others who are interested in leadership for the public service.
As always, please feel free to forward this newsletter to any colleagues or friends who might find it of interest.
The 3Cs of Leadership Development - Part II: Competency
Lists of competencies (like the Executive Core Competencies) are hard to remember and generally fail to acknowledge that some competencies are more important than others. Drawing on insights from his 35 years of government service and his 13 additional years as a teacher, coach and mentor to public sector leaders, Ray Blunt provides us with an excellent overview of the most important things that effective public leaders do.
Stories of Mid-Level Leadership
Last year a results group from the Excellence in Government Fellows Program collected and wrote-up a series of leadership stories about mid-level leaders in the federal Government. GovLeaders.org collaborated with the results group on this project and is pleased to be able to publish the stories here.
I am pleased to report the launch of the new GovLeaders Blog, which will make it easier to find new content and comment on articles. Please consider registering and sharing your leadership insights.
Do You GovLoop?
GovLoop is a rapidly growing social networking site for government employees. It has active blogs, groups and discussion forums, including a fair number of discussions about leadership and effecting change in government. It's an excellent way to find other public servants who are struggling with the same issues you are. Please consider registering--and don't forget to sign up for the GovLeaders Group!
- Managing Government Employees, By Stewart Liff
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