Date Added: Nov 2010
The nature of government is changing. Social networks and media are creating a new level of transparency. Generational shifts, technological advancement, revenue challenges and ever-present political change underscore the kinds of constant shifts occurring within the federal space. Government leaders must possess the skills to survive in this uncertain world and to perform their jobs while under constant observation from a range of sources - from bloggers and other social media to traditional print and broadcast reporters. This paper explores the skills government leaders need to be successful in a VUCA environment. It is based on an analysis of leadership effectiveness data from more than 16,000 managers working in the government sector who attended leadership development programs at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).