(From The Washington Post Blog) -- Despite the lean times that lie ahead, the great challenges facing our nation and the need for more effective government call out for investing in the development of a new generation of leaders.
Of course, knowing you need to invest in a future leadership corps is not enough. You also need to determine the best approach so that you see a real return in the form of cost savings, employee engagement and agency performance.
Last week, my organization, the Partnership for Public Service, hosted a conversation with agency leaders and public and private sector experts about effectively developing high-potential employees. The group included authorities from the Office of Personnel Management, the Merit Systems Protection Board and PDRI, a research and consulting firm in the field of industrial-organizational psychology.