Federal Agencies Can Succeed at Leadership Development Even Amid Tight Budgets

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Federal Agencies Can Succeed at Leadership Development Even Amid Tight Budgets

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Despite the importance of leadership for achieving agency missions, many federal agencies struggle to develop and sustain robust leadership development programs, particularly during times of budgetary crisis. How often have we heard the adage, “When budgets must be cut, training and development are among the first to go.”

We spent the last year interviewing federal leaders and reviewing research about effective leadership development programs. Based on our research, supported by the IBM Center for the Business of Government, we concluded that federal organizations are capable of mounting successful leadership development programs by adhering to some simple best practices.

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