At a recent discussion of Shared Services – hosted by the Shared Services Leadership Coalition and attended by federal government officials, Hill staffers from the Hill, and industry shared services leaders – I suggested that Mick Jagger was an ally of shared services.
What does effective collaboration look like and does leadership matter? If leadership is important, what specific skills and qualities are valuable for leaders to possess and/or develop in order to lead successful collaborative efforts?
When a new Administration takes office in January 2017, a new set of leaders will drive the nation’s innovation agenda. These leaders can build on significant progress from previous administrations, overcome continued challenges in modernizing technology infrastructure, enact flexible policies and regulations, and build innovation leadership and skills in the federal workforce.
This paper provides analysis and a set of concrete recommendations,
both for the period of transition before the
inauguration, and for the start of the next presidency, to
encourage and sustain innovation in government.
Leaders Speak: Admiral Paul Zukunft, the 25th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss the U.S. Coast Guard’s strategic direction, its key priorities, and how it is modernizing to meet today’s demands while preparing for tomorrow.