• Overview
  • Introduction to Leading Under Oath (Video) [1:09]
  • Lesson 1: The Oath of Office (Video) [2:51]
  • Lesson 2: The Maze and Haze of Public Service (Video) [5:19]
  • Lesson 3: The Constraints and What to Do About Them (Video) [7:17]
  • Lesson 4: Leveraging History (Video) [6:23]
  • Lesson 5: Leveraging Culture (Video) [12:00]
  • Lesson 6: Conflicting Cultures (Video) [5:44]
  • Post-Course Survey

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Becoming a senior leader in government is an excellent opportunity, not only to serve the public but to hone your individual leadership skills in a unique environment. In this course, we explore the obstacles and opportunities presented by the constraints, history, and culture of government. By completing these lessons, you will learn:

  • How to accept the pushes and pulls of “appointee leadership”
  • The constraints that impede senior government leaders
  • Strategies to overcome the risks and constraints using history and culture

This course is led by leadership expert, Martha Johnson, Leadership Speaker and Consultant with more than 30 years of experience in business and government. She is also the bestselling author of “On My Watch: Leadership, Innovation, and Personal Resilience.”