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Executive Perspectives

Conversations with leaders in public service to bring you perspectives from top-level leaders. 

For Exceptional Results Focus on the People

Read "For Exceptional Results Focus on the People" - California Department of Health Care Services Chief Deputy Director of Policy and Program Support Karen Johnson 

California Department of Health Care Services Chief Deputy Director of Policy and Program Support Karen Johnson

"Keeping your team well-informed and empowered can build toward success." Read More

Getting Things Done

Read "Getting Things Done" - California Department of Conservation Director Mark Nechodom 

California Department of Conservation Director Mark Nechodom

"Things get done because hands are dirty. You grab hold of things, whether it's turning a wrench or sweeping the floor." Read More

​Change Needs to Make Sense

Read "Change Needs to Make Sense" - California Department of Technology Director and State Chief Information Officer Carlos Ramos 

California Department of Technology Director and State Chief Information Officer Carlos Ramos

"We had to do things differently if we, as a government, were going to continue to thrive and to provide service to citizens." Read More

​Collaboration Is the Key to Organizational Success

Read "Collaboration Is the Key to Organizational Success" - CalHR Chief Counsel Joan Markoff 

CalHR Chief Counsel Joan Markoff

"To build collaborative relationships, you need to model, encourage, and reward collaboration within your own organization." Read More

 

​Finding Bridges

Read "Finding Bridges" - State Personnel Board Member and representative on the CalPERS Board of Administration Richard Costigan 

State Personnel Board Member and representative on the CalPERS Board of Administration Richard Costigan

"The biggest lesson that I've learned in leadership change is to always hire people who are better than I am." Read More

The Stretch

Read "The Stretch" - CaliforniaVolunteers Secretary of Service and Volunteering Karen Baker 

CaliforniaVolunteers Secretary of Service and Volunteering Karen Baker

"The public that seeks 'service' from government doesn’t care whether the person assisting them is paid or not. The service is simply needed." Read More

Lead by Example

Read "Lead by Example" - The Adjutant General, California Military Department, Major General David Baldwin 

The Adjutant General, California Military Department, Major General David Baldwin

"At the core of our leadership beliefs is that we don’t expect our soldiers to do anything we wouldn’t do." Read More

​Each of Us Has Something to Offer

Read "Each of Us Has Something to Offer" - California State Board of Equalization First Equalization District Board Member Betty Yee 

California State Board of Equalization First Equalization District Board Member Betty Yee

"Everyone must understand their own potential to lead. Each of us has something to offer to bring about positive change." Read More

​Determined and Persistent

Read "Determined and Persistent" - California Labor & Workforce Planning Agency Secretary Marty Morgenstern 

California Labor & Workforce Planning Agency Secretary Marty Morgenstern

"If you're the one who wants the change, you have to be determined and persistent." Read More 

Create an Environment of Success

Read "Create an Environment of Success" - California State Controller John Chiang 

California State Controller John Chiang

"My first job as a child was selling the Penny Saver. Little did I know ..." Read More

Curiosity, Competence, and Compassion

Read "Curiosity, Competence, and Compassion" - California Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley 

California Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley

"People look to you as a leader to know about their world, their organization, the details of their work." Read More

Service to Others

Franchise Tax Board Executive Officer Selvi Stanislaus 

Franchise Tax Board Executive Director Selvi Stanislaus

"I decided on a vision for my own life. I knew it would be centered around service to others." Read More

  Updated: 6/24/2014
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